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My family's roots go back to DAROCA (CLICK!) in Aragon, Spain, chronologically back to 13th century till the end of 15th century.
I'll be greatful to any one who will tell me any piece of information or reference about the Jewish community in Daroca, generally, Benbassat (Avenpessat) family specifically.
Many thanks again, Miguel for connecting me to Dr. Motis from Zaragoza University who has made researches about Daroca.
THANX IN ADVANCE, AMIGOS!
..... Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad :-)
Fruits galore (click!):
Drink the Nectar of the Forbidden Fruit
Planning a trip to my country and/or neighboring Jordan???
I'm glad and proud to share my experience in organizing WorldMeet2008:
WorldMeet2008 Jerusalem, DeadSea, Wadi Rum, Petra (CLICK!)
Exploring my country by car and by foot, I'm back (August 2013) from Klezmer Festival in Tzfat (click!)
More of my country, (March 2013) from Machtesh Ramon (click!) in shouthern Negev Desert.
Be my guests in Israel, folks! VTers I hosted
Khajuraho (click!), people, (India, Madhya Pradesh state, in the middle of no-where) is more than another beautiful, gorgeous, scenic, breathtaking, splendid, superb, fantastic, awesome, amazing, stunning, fabulous, marvellous, magnificent, charming, bla bla bla, site. Khajuraho is an ULTIMATE destination.
shalom anashim [Hello folks]!
Thanx for visiting my homepage. Hope you'll find some of my pages, tips, pics, adventures, experiences, useful and interesting.
Israel (click!) is my homeland (was born in Haifa (click!)). I have the sublime privilege to be born and live in "The Promised Land", which is according to Bible: "A land of weat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil, olive, and honey" (Deuteronomy, 8, 8). In Hebrew: "Eretz hita useora vegefen ute'ena, verimon eretz zeit, shemen udvash"(Devarim, h, h).
The Fig symbolizes femininity, productivity & abundance, the Apple - love & temptation, the Date - male fertility, Pomegranate - abundance, Peach - immortality, and Lemon - purity & loyalty.
Bulgaria (click!) is my second homeland [my parents, both, were born there].
Sept 2008, The WM08 Meeting in Israel & Jordan, which I had the right to organize, has come to a successful conclusion.
Report, attendees' experiences, photos, feedback of unforgettable 25- 30th Sept WorldMeet2008 you can find by clicking here and in my Albums, down at this page.
....Which I experienced personally (click!):
- Athens, Greece
- Barcelona, Spain
- Belgrade, Serbia
- Bucharest, Romania
- Cairo, Egypt
- Delhi, India
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
I was in Dubrovnic recently and searching for a vegetarian restaurant. When I
googled a search, your webpage appeared. I relied on your recommendation for
Nishte and was not disappointed. The food was fabulous and artful and the
chef/wait staff were delightful. What a great find! So glad I found your notes.
Thanks for taking the time to refer to the restaurant.
- Firenze, Italia
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Munnar, Kerala, India
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Ramla, Israel
- Ravello, Amalfian coast, Italia
- Roma, Italia
- Zaragoza, Spain
Selected Off the Beaten Path's experiences from my travels (click!):
Khajuraho:- Kama Sutra in Stone
Meteora:- 'columns of the sky'
Macedonia, Ohrid's Pearl
National Museum, India, Delhi
Ibexes, En-Gedi, Israel
Varanasi- Sanctuary of Death
Drink the Nectar of the Forbidden Fruit (click!)
You name it:
Apple of Discord (Greek Mithology)
Apple of Discord building in Barcelona (Manzana de la Discordia)
Custard-Apple/ Annona I , Custard-Apple/ Annona II
Mangosteen I, Mangosteen II
Melon II , Melon III , Melon IV
Noni fruit I , Noni fruit II
Papaya I , Papaya II
Pomegranate, Turkish saying
Tzabar (Preakly Pear)
Fruits/Frutas/buah/Phal...... MULTI-LINGUAL list:
fruit - English, French, Dutch, Flemish
fruta - Spanish, Portuguese
Pazham - Tamil (very ancient lang. of Southern India)
Phal - Hindi (national lang. of India), Urdu(national lang. of Pakistan)
Phalum - Sanskrit (divine lang. of India)
buah - Indonesian, Malay language
shui guo - Mandarin Chinese
fawakah - Arabic
gwa il - Korean
kudamono - Japanese
frutta - Italian
frukt - Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese
Voankazo - Malagasy (Madagascar)
plod - Bulgarian
Ovoshje - Macedonian
sadje - Slovenian
puuvili - Estonian
frouto - Greek
hedelmat - Finnish
frucht - German
gyumolcs - Hungarian
owoc - Polish
ovoce - Czech
voce - Croatian
mirg - Armenian
fruct - Romanian
frugt - Danish
pri - Hebrew (Israel)
mewa - Dari (Afghanistan)
matunda - Kiswahili
miveh - Farsi (Iran)
Prutas - Tagalog (Philippines)
Hoa Trai - Vietnamese
fryt - Albanian
fru - Provençal
Don't you see your language in the list?
Tell me and I'll be glad to add it.
The reality in Santorini is so astonishing that photos, prose or poetry, will forever be forced to limp behind. Only in science fiction you'll find anything quite like this extinct volcano of white marble, which blew its head off at some moment in the Bronze Age, and must have partially destroyed a rich and elaborate culture of the Cretan type. The tidal wave alone caused floods as far away as Egypt and Spain, while the rain of volcanic ash, the scholars surmise, may have been what finished off the Minoan civilization once and for all.
tishrey, Heshvan, kislev, tevet, shvat, adar, nisan, eiyar, sivan, tamuz, av, elul
We have our unique 12 months that are different from the most widely used Gregorian calendar of January-......-December.
Our New Year (Hebrew: Rosh HaShannah, verbally, the head of the year) always falls in autumn season, actually in September. In the history of our ancient people the year began on Pessach (Passover) time, spring season, usually April, but this is past history (you can find it in The Bible, the Old Testament).
In everyday life most of Israelis use the Gregorian calendar, and we are well connected to the western world. Some Israelis celebrate the Christmas and the New Year of 1st January, still....
We share with you the Christian New Year but... HAVE OUR ANCIENT HOLIDAY OF ROSH HASHANNAH 3 MONTHS EARLIER.
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