Saturday, August 30, 2008

Jerusalem of Concerts and Beer

Late summer ended in Jerusalem with plenty of happenings all over town,including one of my favorite local groups, Habanot Nechama who were playing at Mishkenot Shaananim.

Habanot Nehama

One of the most enjoyable concerts I've been to in years, actually. The sound and voices and three-part harmonies were clear and crisp - and the music quite original and funky.

You can hear some samples of their stuff here:

Later on that week there was the annual Beer Festival.

Nothing like Oktoberfest, but here are some photos which tell the story.

No - no one was prancing around nude at the fest, surpisingly enough. This is one of the interesting aprons this vendor was selling. Hubby was telling the vendor, "don't you think this is on the 'small' side?"

It was a bit too much for even myself. Too many young people getting shit-faced out of their minds, a few nearly fell on me.

looking to get laid at the beer fest.

Glad I didn't see any vomit anywhere, even though I stayed until it was nearly over. One of the highlights was that I finally got to sample some of Israel's newest beers on the market The Dancing Camel - love the name.

(picture taken from their website)


Angel Of Love said...

yes, the hermaphrodite, i feel sick for myself

Anonymous said...

Hello again, this is Anna. I exchanged some comments with you about the Jews and the Poles during WWII. I have an article about a story of Jewish women in Poland during WWII. I would love to send you a copy of it. It was published in a Zachor magazine.

Please let me know how I could forward it to you. I think you would find it most interesting. I cried my eyes out, I was so moved.

jerusalemgypsy said...

Anna, I'd love to read that article. Send it to my private email -


Anonymous said...

OK. I will have to figure out how to scan it on my new scanner and will send it to you. I have never yet used this scanner so it may be a couple of days.

You will hear from me this week, I hope.