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Right before the Pesach trip to Israel, I picked up the Canon Powershot A700. Fortunately, while I was there I was able to experiment with the “Foliage” setting (and the 6x zoom) to see what it could do. If you’re interested in getting a digital camera, you may find these samples useful.
The following pictures are some of my favorites taken from the Rose Garden in Jerusalem and from my sister’s front lawn. Again, I must remind you that I am not a professional photographer, so go easy on the comments. If you happen to like any the pics, let me know and I can send over the full sized version.

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It’s about time I got the Pesach recap in order. Just a quick head’s up on the bandwith that there is lots of pictorial goodness below and I’m splitting up some of the pics to ease up on the load times.
Enjoy!

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Shalom Uvracha Meha’aretz! Things are good over here and thankfully there haven’t been any major incidents. Just a few things worthy of bullet points: Security going to Israel went by…

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After a long protracted search I’m finally back iin Washington Heights and pretty much set in the new apartment give or take a few things.1 In honor of this auspicious…

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To answer the question that’s been on everyone’s mind, I did not get hammered at Sunday’s Chag Hasemikha (although I probably could have were I keeping score). For the most…

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Happy Shushan Purim to All! All is well in YUTOPIA, some quick updates: In a nice case of v’nahafoch hu, I recovered the previously lost comments Moving back to the…

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It’s 3:00 A.M. and I want to go to be-eh-ed…
Ok not exactly, but it took some time to recover from the weekend’s festivities (Monday wasn’t terribly restful either, but that’s another story). It’s really amazing what getting out and hanging with lots of good old friends can do for one’s disposition. The short summary is that everything was energizing, entertaining, and even enlightening at times.
The long version is, well, longer.

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For all those interested I’ll be celebrating Groundhog’s Day a little early this year and finally leaving the hermitage for some much needed human interaction. Among the highlights: I’ll be…

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As a public service for those who complain that I’m too difficult to shop for, I’m hereby publicizing my Amazon Wish List and linking to it on the sidebar. Yeah,…

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