: June 2008: Dream Snapshots, Tel Aviv :

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an excerpt by Jacqueline Osherow

XI

I’m sure they never
dreamed of Jewish
beaches, lorded over
by luxury hotels,
with views of daughters 
of Jerusalem, their
ornaments tinkling not
just on their feet but 
in their belly?buttons,
shockingly visible
between their flimsy
smidgeons of bikinis …
(though there is – God
be praised – walled?in
section, which would
no doubt have enraged
progressive dreamers,
for women on odd,
men on even days … .)