Tuesday, December 24, 2019

One Hour Of Free Parking For Jerusalem Residents! Starting January 1, 2020, residents of Jerusalem will be eligible for an hour of free blue-and-white parking in the city. And Israeli auction house to sell Chagall painting in Israel, a first in more than 20 years and Happy Chanukah

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A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing. John Tillotson

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things. Jose Saramago    

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. John D. Rockefeller

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. Muhammad Ali

I think you have an obligation to be an optimist. Because if you're not, nothing will change. Ron Silver

I think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer. David Guterson

I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it. Dennis Potter

If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave. Wayne Dyer

If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time. Marian Wright Edelman

It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader. Even when - perhaps especially when - you don't feel like being a leader. Bill Owens

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life. Elie Wiesel

Starting January 1, 2020, residents of Jerusalem will be eligible for an hour of free blue-and-white parking in the city.

You may fill out the online form (Hebrew) starting from today.

Who's eligible for this benefit?

Residents of Jerusalem who have Jerusalem registered as their city of residence on their ID and who own a vehicle. To receive this benefit, drivers must activate parking with Pango or Cellopark when starting to park.

How can I claim this benefit?

Visit the municipal website and sign up! Upload a copy of your driver's license and ID and you'll be sent a text message authorizing the benefit. The benefit will become valid on January 1, 2020.

Clear things up for me: what's allowed, what's not…?

Valid only where parking is allowed. Do not park in reserved permit areas. Please note that some areas are for residents with a permit from 18:00.

Holders of the Yerushalmi card are eligible for an additional 20% discount starting from the second hour.


Full Story (Jerusalem Municipality)

After I did the above story--I got this one--There is confusion yet as to the second hour is free or a 20% discount-time will tell (forgive the pun)

The Jerusalem Municipality announced on Wednesday, that from January 1, 2020, all residents of the city are eligible for free parking in the city.
To receive 60 minutes of free parking each day, residents must register online on the municipal website and attach the required documents.
Parking is possible according to the municipal traffic sign and is operating on Pango or Slopark only.
At the end of the process, you will receive an SMS with the text: "You have successfully registered for a free first parking time service. The benefit will start operating within 48 hours from this moment". In addition, an indication will be given in the app of Pango and/or Slopark that the resident is entitled to this benefit.
Full Story (IsraelNationalNews)

On 25th Anniversary Of Legendary 'Hanukkah Song,' Adam Sandler Invites Others To Write New Version

It's been 25 years since actor Adam Sandler released "The Hanukkah Song" and on Monday, during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," he invited others to spread holiday joy by writing a new version.

"That's a long time for one song," Sandler, 53, said, reflecting on the highly-popular comedic tune, which was first performed on "Saturday Night Live" of Dec. 3, 1994.

Full Story (algemeiner)

Amazon's Free Shipping Brings Israeli Postal Services To State Of Chaos (like it wasn't in Chaos before???)

The end-of-year sales from major international retailers, namely Amazon's free shipping to Israel, have produced volume that's delaying the delivery of all kinds of mail.
Israel Post is struggling to handle the sharp increase in its number of parcels, and industry sources say this is slowing everyday operations.
Full Story (Haaretz.com)

Rami Levy Launches Robotic Supply Center, Two-Hour Grocery Delivery

Supermarket mogul Rami Levy promised his supermarket customers on Wednesday much-improved delivery times, with groceries arriving within two hours of placing an order, and with minimum errors. This will be made possible by its new robotic logistics center, a facility in Tel Aviv's Shalom Tower that Levy unveiled yesterday.
The logistics center will be run by the startup Fabric, formerly known as Common Sense Robotics. Levy signed an exclusivity agreement in Israel with Fabric for the next five years.
Full Story (Haaretz.com)

Israeli auction house to sell Chagall painting in Israel, a first in more than 20 years

Jacob's Ladder" depicts "one of the most important biblical stories, symbolizing the history of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel," said the managing director of Tiroche Auction House.BY ELIANA RUDEE

 Israel's largest auction house, the Tiroche Auction House, will put "Jacob's Ladder"—a painting by the world-renowned Jewish artist Marc Chagall—up for sale on Jan. 25. This will be the first time that a Chagall oil painting has been tendered in Israel in more than 20 years.

Amitai Hazan Tiroche, managing director of Tiroche Auction House, explained that "Jacob's Ladder" was infamously stolen from the Gordon Auction House in 1996, several days before it was set to be offered to the public. It was discovered more than 23 years later, and after undergoing a short legal process, was bequeathed by an Israeli court to the insurance company that had underwritten it.

"The painting depicts one of the most important biblical stories, symbolizing the history of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel," said Tiroche. "The ladder links the earth with heaven, and the angels rise and fall, alluding to the Divine prophecy descending upon human beings."

He added that "Chagall chose not to depict the scene in utopian colors, but rather to use dramatic colors according to the painting period of 1973 to 1974, near the difficult time of the Yom Kippur War."

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In another version of the painting, which was completed in the 1950s, Tiroche maintained that Chagall used similar colors, but there is a marked difference in the "colors of war" he used in the to-be-auctioned painting, showing that perhaps the war was indeed difficult for the artist.

Chagall, the eldest of nine children, was born in 1887 to Chassidic parents in Lithuania. He was said to have felt the need to document Jewish life, particularly shtetl life in Russia, which was in the process of great change and eventually rewritten by two world wars. He spent much time in France, steeped in its "Golden Age" of artistic styles, before fleeing Europe for the United States in 1941. Chagall was lauded for his use of color, and not only worked in oils but stained glass, examples of which include the famed windows at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. He returned to France after World War II, working and living there until his death in 1985 at the age of 97.

Tiroche is the grandson of Jean Tiroche, a Holocaust survivor who established the first art gallery in Tel Aviv in the 1950s after immigrating from Poland to Israel, going on to become an art dealer both there and in the United States. Although he did not appreciate it when he was a teenager, Tiroche told JNS that he used to frequent art museums with his grandfather, which he must have internalized into his DNA, he said, as he is now an "enthusiastic art collector."

The Tiroche Auction House was founded in 1992 by Jean Tiroche's son-in-law, Dov Hazan, and son, Mickey Tiroche, and was later joined by Galia and Amitai, the children of Hazan and Tiroche's daughter Orna.

'Increasing interest across the art world'

Though many bidders are owners of Israeli companies, CEOs and oligarchs from the top 1 percent to 2 percent of the Israeli economy, Tiroche said those seeking Israeli contemporary art have come from all over the world, including the United States, Australia, South America and China.

With a collection that spans the decades of pre-state Israel through the 1960s' abstract era and contemporary art, the auction house has sold paintings and art collections of prominent figures and estates, including Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, Abba Eban, Ephraim Kishon and the Baron de Rothschild.

"While contemporary art continues to dominate the international market, the Israeli masters still see strong and increasing interest across the art world, with new bidders and acquisitions from the United States over the last three to four years," he added.

"Jacob's Ladder" will be part of the auction house's larger "Israeli and International Art Auction" in Herzliya Pituach, north of Tel Aviv, which includes works from one of the greatest collections of art in Israel by the late Ami Brown and his wife, Gabi.

The collection includes rare Judaica works of Reuven Rubin's "The Musicians of Safed" and Nachum Gutman's "Synagogue," along with a number of Yochanan Simon's important paintings from the kibbutz period, such as "Figures in the Kibbutz." Other iconic works include Yosl Bergner's "Jewish Klezmers," Ludwig Blum's "Tiberias, Sea of Galilee and Mount Hermon," Samuel Bak's "Mountain and Pear," Naftali Bezem's "Lovers and a Lion," Abel Pann's "Mother Sarah" and an "Untitled" by Lea Nikel.

Hoping to attract art collectors of all geographical locations, bidders may attend the auction in person, bid by phone, or participate live online via the Tiroche Auction House website.

The Maccabeats - Pan Fry (Bad Guy and Old Town Road parody) - Hanukkah 2019

Music video for "Pan Fry," a parody of "Bad Guy," originally performed by Billie Oilish and "Old Town Road," originally performed by Lil Neis X. A Paper Swan Production Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ma... CDBaby: https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Maccabeats Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2plll... This and all Maccabeats music is recorded a cappella. http://www.maccabeats.com

See you tomorrow bli neder and Happy Chanukah

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