Driving Miss Crazy – The Sequel

I am finally a licenced meshuggah Israeli Driver. After, ahem, having to do my driver’s licence a second time, I have been
given the green light to terrorise fellow motorists. I feel like an 18 year old again! Some of you are familiar with the first post I wrote about the
challenges that Olim face and if you aren’t, here is a link to the original post:

http://rorosrantings.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/driving-miss-crazy/

I have been driving for (insert mumble here) amount of years so imagine how mortified I felt when I didn’t pass the first time. Short of flinging myself prostate at the feet of my examiner or dancing the dying swan scene from Swan lake and begging for a change of mind, I sheepishly agreed to just do it again. This meant MORE driving lessons. Good for the understanding of Israeli driver expectations, bad for the ego!

Read the complete article in the Times of Israel”

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/driving-miss-crazy-the-sequel/

A Rainbow Nation

Israel can be proud of many things. Advanced ground breaking technology, the ability to combine the ancient with the modern, cramming people from 82 different countries into a tiny space and citizens that have no less than four opinions on any given subject! But Israelis can truly take pride in the country’s record on gay rights.

Often singled out for approbation by the world’s media, Israel has become the favourite whipping post for those seeking to apportion blame for all the world’s ills. If we are not stealing land and subjugating our neighbours then we are training sharks and birds to become master assassins and spies.  Yawn fest anyone?

Read the complete article online at The Times of Israel:

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-rainbow-nation/