It's time to take my leave from this blog. You could say that it's long past time, since I have been inactive here for more than two years.
My last post here was a comparison of New York with Israel, dated June 11, 2008. I am responsible for posts signed with my name through that date. Posts that appeared at this blog between then and this note of farewell should not be charged to my account.
When we started "Israel: Like This, As If," the aim was to put together a group of bloggers who would write in English about life in Israel from various perspectives. Ami Isseroff provided the title, the concept and some writing for "Israel: Like This, As If." He signed his work as "News Service." I did most of the other writing. For a time I was ill and stopped contributing.
The larger group of bloggers never materialized, although a number of guest writers have contributed individual pieces.
"Lehitraot," the title of this little note, is a forward-looking term, an Israeli counterpart of the French "au revoir" or the casual American "see you." I hope we may meet again somewhere on the web.
In case we don't meet again, let me thank you now for your interest and attention.
All the best,
Joseph M. Hochstein, Tel Aviv
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