Posts by Faye Menczer Ascher

The Bridge in Jerusalem showing the pointed height and chords handing down.

Tales From Israel – The Bridge

If you haven’t been to Jerusalem in a few years, you may not know about the new structure dominating the ancient city. It opened in 2011 after six years of construction in which everyone complained about the traffic congestion. There were barriers everywhere, and the roads were like parking lots. The structure is called The…

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Israeli cat

Tales From Israel – Millions And Millions Of Israeli Cats

When you walk the streets of any Israeli community, the very popular children’s book Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gag, springs to mind as you see the proliferation of felines. Even if you read it decades after it was written in 1928, this award winner will instantly be remembered, and you will be sure it was…

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senior transportation

New Modes Of Transportation

ELECTRIC BIKES DANGER! DANGER! Electric bikes are ubiquitous, especially on the sidewalks. You need to walk cautiously so you don’t get run down by a young man speeding on his way to work, school or wherever, while talking on his cell phone, perhaps carrying a female passenger also on her phone and both oblivious to…

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Israeli public exercise public exercising parks. free exercise areas.

Working Out In Israel

In Israel, as in the United States, exercise and physical fitness are very de rigueur. Everywhere you look, people of various ages can be seen walking, running, biking and working out. Sports clubs have sprouted up in every city. At the various ladies’ lunches I attended with septuagenarians and older, our conversations always involved discussions…

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5:30 a.m. Kiryat Eqron traffic circle art. Not much traffic at this time of the morning. Fred and Ginger.

Traffic Circles In Israel

Most of us are familiar with the traffic circles in West Bloomfield and the surrounding Michigan communities. And how many of us hate to maneuver the nightmare roundabout at Orchard Lake and 14 Mile, which is neither easy nor attractive? The Difference Between Israeli Traffic Circles and American Traffic Circles In Israel, these traffic circles…

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Yachts in a Tel Aviv marina. Tales From Israel.

Tales From Israel – Intro And Rishon I’tzion

An Introduction Trips to Israel were frequent over my lifetime. Both of my parents, Yonina and Meyer Mathis, had siblings and cousins who made Aliyah from Lithuania in the 1930’s. This small group has grown to about 100-plus in first, second and third generation relatives. When my sister, Gloria, made Aliyah with her husband Ancil…

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Faye Menczer Ascher

Meet Faye Menczer Ascher

Hi, my name is Faye Menczer Ascher. A native Detroiter, my first husband and I bought a condo in Delray Beach, Fla., as a winter retreat 15 years ago. After he died and I remarried, my second husband and I continued this schedule. When the weather turned cold, we headed south with the birds. In…

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