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Jean Claude Jones presents: Culture Lecture Community Meeting. In more houses has been demolished in East Jerusalem since What is behind it? How can it be fought against? We invite you to hear a variety of answers, learn, ask and more. The program will be dedicated to the beloved familiar tunes and forgotten pearls of the golden age of the Great American Songbook, Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, and more. Art Performance Music Concert Culture.

Community Sports and Games. This very Thursday at Jerar - Behar center, Jeruz. And happy new Art Music Party DJ. GAN One man band that makes music that makes people dance and laugh The songs are about everyday life like going on walks into the woods Free entry.

Culture Community Sports and Games. Community Kids and Family. Come party with me on my 27th birthday! The only way I know to party, a Gogi style party! What's in the menu? Free first shot for those of you who'll come with no pants on! Together we will break the boring routine and remind people that life is all about joy, happiness, silliness and the unexpected.

Please spread the word! Expect to hear songs from their album "Learn to Love" and some new music! Art Visual Arts Screening. Show off your talent at the Beer Bazaar Jerusalem! Sign up at this link: Besarabia is 5 years old We are come as we are. We are make what we are. Open stage for musicians, DJs, Speakers, Poets e. Whitecat Rasta Zion You? Hataklit's Karaoke is back!!! Come sing from our huge selection of songs!!! Conservative Appearance, Innovative Ruling: However if we look deep inside our souls we will find a spontaneous, transparent and honest human screaming to go out to the world…And this person is the Clown.

What is special about this performance is the spontaneity and sincerity of the material, using poems, drawings, music and videos. Art Visual Arts 2-D. It offers a preliminary overview on Yossi's conceptual and photographic works from his studies at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in addition to projects from later periods, articles and writings on the history of Israeli photography, as well as unpublished works.

Through reviewing her own work, Leisa will raise questions and issues around the concept of 'practice' and consider it as a continuous and multi-faceted interrogation. From the perspective of an artist and curator working within and between Australia, Asia and Europe, she will map the cultural and historical influences on performance and performance art today.

Leisa Shelton arrives in Israel straight from the conclusion of her role as co-curator at the Venice Performance Art Week and prior to that, a position as guest artist at Spill Festival in the UK. The Midnight Peacocks combined the artier side of the Melvins, some ambient 80's post-punk passages and deadly Middle-Eastern melodies done heavy.

Art Music Concert Culture. His study is an unprecedented survey of these modern industrial towns built in the interwar period—field trips, photography, interviews, and archival research were used to explain the logics behind Bata's project, document its implementation in multiple geographies, and evaluate the urban legacy of this undertaking.

She added quietly that the months before she came to the Solstice were hell for her and that she thought that the beginning of the work after the death of her father would mark a new beginning and how she was disappointed because of the constraint to leave now.

At this point I was choking on my emotions welling up with her pain and asked to leave for a moment to compose myself. When I returned she was gone. After waiting several minutes I left a note in which I let her know she was welcome to call me on my mobile or in my room and receive encouragement and support. She did not call and I never saw her again.

The Solstice dock - Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To be continued in the Fifth chapter of Solstice my Love. They have brought with them sophisticated sound and lighting equipment, their own entertainers and even their own Cruise Director.

Our preparations for their arrival in the Solstice were like those before the Normandy invasion. However our concerns arising from the former disorderly conduct of those on a very young Atlantis Cruise proved false, the reality was quite different. They arrived from all over the world and from all over the United States. Only on the Cruise can they really open up and live as they want to. My years of living in San Francisco, where I practiced with many AIDS carriers, along with all the conversations I had with my friend Mickey from the north helped me not to be deterred from them and to gain their trust immediately.

Ironically, my life in San Francisco as a heterosexual minority, sometimes even being discriminated against, allowed me the rare privilege of experiencing being in their shoes. The individual stories were hard ones and I gave of myself a lot.

Already in the embarkation spa tour I noticed Hugo French, He is tall, broad-shouldered, walking slowly with what seemed like a lot of self confidence. He told me of his sufferings due to his great and hidden love for Pascal. Pascal and I are the only ones who know of the truth tormenting him. His wife and children do not know anything. However he had started divorce proceedings from his wife, who does not understand why he had neglected her lately.

Every gentle touch to his solid and muscular body created for him enormous pain even though I used the most delicate Japanese needles that we have. To my surprise after the first treatment he refused to continue and take another treatment despite the fact that Pascal his lover continued on to a quintet a 5 treatment package. I kept thinking about Hugo during the week. Then during the last but one treatment with Pascal I suggested that Hugo might return for one more treatment - and he did.

The second treatment with Hugo was with another person: I am not taking credit for all this, it is clear that being on board the Solstice and openly being together was a great influence. I treated him with the most powerful Chinese needles we have and he did not even flinch. I advised him to reveal the truth to his wife and to consult a child psychologist as to how best to break the news to the children, if at all.

I assured him that his wife will be hurt much less if he would respect her and tell her the truth. And perhaps even relent a bit when she will know his love is for another man. Perhaps she will take it even better than to know she competes with another woman He left me with a promise to tell the truth to his younger brother first and only after that to his wife. Eduardo, a gay man of Argentine origin, arrived at the embarkation from the Miami offices as an executive officer in order to help Anna manage the generation of more income in the Spa during this uniquely gay Atlantis Cruise.

Atlantis Cruise guests are mainly professionals and very successful, usually with no children and with disposable incomes. They are known to be self indulgent and great hedonists. I stopped writing for a moment to say goodbye to Craig who received five treatments. It was only during our last treatment I learned he was Jewish and had relatives in Haifa.

A bit strange with hundreds of men around me happily eating their last meal before leaving the great womb of the Solstice. Eduardo, who is openly gay, had started his career onboard as a cosmetician. He is now one of the company's executives traveling around the world visiting spas on all the ships in the fleet.

This of course creates tension between them. Eduardo is rumored to have a bad attitude towards spa employees by using insulting and demeaning ways to urge them to produce more sales of retail products. Most of the spa employees are professionals in their field - massage therapist, manicurist, hair stylists, cellulite reducers, slimming seaweed users, gym, Botox and of course Acupuncture. Due to past experience with Atlantis Cruise guests, two male massage therapists from other ships were flown in, with the hotel and transportation at the company's expense and were given two practice rooms — one at the expense of a female massage therapist and one at our expense.

The forecast was that gays do not want to use a lot of acupuncture. Fortunately this forecast has changed quite quickly and the confiscated Acupuncture room was returned to us. So on Monday night, the second day of the week long cruise, there was a meeting of all 37 employees, headed by Eduardo at the spa.

He went through the bills of each one of the spa staff regarding the income earned in the two days preceding. Each one of us was asked how long they had worked for the company and what contract number they are up to at present. He also pointed out some deficiencies in relation to expectations from each one and suggested several personal tips as remedies.

He was very professional and practical from business sense. Almost all the staff have not done enough Retail. He left me as the last of the long list. Then all he said was: Mind you Anna even threatened me again the week before the Atlantis Cruise that she is going to send me home.

I took her threat seriously and I've already looked the possibility of volunteering to get through to another ship and paying my way before she'd throw me out I only wish that he had not compared me to the massage therapists, saying I did more Retail than all of them made together. These are things that create resistance and jealousy and I try to avoid them whenever possible. All patients that I see are offered Chinese herbal formulas. It is simply required in my experience to compliment the Acupuncture treatments with Chinese Herbs at home.

It is clear to all that even 5 consecutive daily treatments are not enough to treat chronic problems. So the comparison to the spa staff who are struggling to sell beauty products in addition to the professional services they give does not have a place and it infuriates the staff towards me and Chinese Medicine rather than creating an incentive to sell more. Lutz, a German-born Australian 57, is now head chef at the Ocean View.

It's a great honor. Since he was treated in my clinic we became very close friends. He points out best and highest quality food of the day to me every day whenever we meet as I arrive in the Ocean View. I had to increasingly use food as a therapy to strengthen the organs that need strengthening against the tension and pressure we are under.

The Acupuncture practitioners enjoy better conditions than the rest of the team. We are supposed to work "only" 52 hours a week and can choose the time off work and which port to get off the ship. On sea days the spa works around the clock and there is usually no time to get off.

The rest of the staff work 72 hours a week, sharing their rooms with another woman, unlike us who have a room to ourselves. I dedicate my whole self to the work. This is how one can progress. Most of the spa staff are very young, in their early twenties, and think more of how to have a good time. Therefore there is forever a clash between these girls and the spa managers.

I'm not counting the hours of work and do whatever I can accoarding to the needs of the business. Sometimes when there is pressure and, as I have only two treatment rooms, I even begin to treat before seven in the morning.

Sometimes even giving up lunch through lack of choice and continuing until 9pm. Except for San Thomas the other three sites do not have a harbor deep enough. For that reason the Solstice dropped anchor offshore and small service boats tender boats - what a great fun!

San Bart Bartolommeo the French is the most affluent, with brand name stores, women dressed with latest European fashion, shiny new cars and yachts that are just spectacular. The island itself has gorgeous architecture and everything in it is done so tastefully. A world of difference from all other islands of the Caribbean that are relatively poor. One evening I received a phone call from Anna. She demanded I get to the spa at to participate in a promotional video clip. The spacious couples massage room had already in it the filming crew, John the Cruise Director of the Solstice with his girlfriend from Netanya , Malcolm the Cruise Director of Atlantis, the representatives of the various spa services and Dana and Anna.

I was the only one who spoke earnestly to the camera on Chinese Medicine, everyone else fell into prostitution in their efforts to bluntly flatter and seduce the best of our sons. Tyson from the gym outdid all with a pornographic style that showed his skills in the art of seduction The released clip came out pretty crazy and funny - the next day I was a celebrity for a day and guests and various staff members opened and said: He suggested that I visit him in the city of Herat before the end of his contract so he could help me a lot, that it's pretty safe to visit and noted that I could merge with the locals if I grow a beard and that hotels and tourist services are rather developed in this city where I was not born unlike the rest of my family… I was very disappointed in the Dominican Republic at Samana.

Everywhere I walked was dirt, filth, poverty and neglect. I traveled the city on foot, spoke Spanish and thanked again my teacher Selma of the Cervantes Institute. I could not buy anything to eat at the local market for the fear of contamination as opposed to always trying the local markets in my travels in Asia or South America.

However, I had moments of sheer enjoyment walking by the beach and onboard the local fast sailing tender boats, where the waves splashed and sprayed over my face. I treated Eugene from San Francisco, a man who works for a pharmaceutical company and claims he sold his soul to it.

Gary from Atlanta was treated too. Gary has an antique jewelry collection and he showed me parts of it. It was nice to discuss gemology and evaluate designs and use of precious stones like Tanzanite, Rubies Sapphires and others. He is a successful restaurateur and arrived alone to the cruise.

To his delight, he met onboard his new American boyfriend and he has already been considering emigration to the U. I realized that almost all the guests in Atlantis are incredibly muscular and spend many hours at the Gym. Some use steroids and other substances in order to appear more muscular. It was clear to me after treating so many that those body muscles are but an armor to cover external and internal vulnerability and a great sensitivity.

Gerald, his "spouse" is a transgender a male in the body of a woman and they have been a couple for 10 years. Gerald was treated by Dana.

Giving Emanuel six treatments was very difficult emotionally and mentally. Right from the start, in the first session, I had to shut him up and make it clear who the analyst is and who is the patient. He just could not stop talking about himself and how he helps others and guides them. He confided in me only after he had asked to hold both my hands and felt whatever he felt. Unlike the impressive external appearance, I diagnosed a systemic weakness that was very evident and he was treated for system strengthening.

The treatments were largely intuitive and he busied my mind even after the end of the treatments. His condition improved dramatically from day to day. After the sixth the three of us took photos. Emanuel wrote to Guest Relations, to the spa and to me an emotional letter that said I saved his life and made me shiver a little when I read it.

Excerpts from a letter by Emanuel: I never thought that acupuncture can have such great healing powers. Before joining the cruise I was dead inside, now I am cured inside thanks to Effi Michelle the Onboard Marketing Manager told me this morning that the letter was sent to her by Guest Relations, she received it with great excitement and it was sent to the offices in Miami.

By the way, Emanuel has six children aged from his ex-wife and he is very proud of them. We kept in touch via Email. A year later they got married and Gerald became Elia after an operation.

This world is coming to me with its ailments and I return to it the best that I have. It's wonderful to have such a powerful tool that proves the effectiveness of universal knowledge, non-bias by means of caring for people wherever they are, without discrimination against them on grounds of nationality race or… gender.

An hour and a half to the embarkation of the next cruise, must dash…. To be Continued on Chapter Four…. Another cruise ended on Saturday night aboard the Solstice. I had a very rough week with many changes of fortune. From being sentenced to death on Monday night to becoming the great white hope on Saturday eve. From now on this will become a very typical week during all my time onboard ships - extremely crazy in every sense, without a dull moment and no rest to catch my breath The good news is that in two and a half hours it is going to start all over again Sunday is Embarkation Day.

From the new guests are ambushed to tour the ship's facilities and are exposed to various temptations and traps. The mighty marketing machine of the cruise industry brings them to the Solstice, our home, as a captive audience for a week.

It's a mostly affluent audience who wants bread and circuses and perhaps the fulfillment of the other hidden whims. Our role as therapists is to offer them our services and sell them products related to the treatments we provide. If during embarkation we are exposed to many of the guests and convince them to get free consultations there is great chance that the Cruise would be successful in terms of the number of treatments and the revenue generated from them.

I have a great motivation to succeed here. Professionally it is a great challenge to treat Americans and people from so many countries. Added to it is that since 9 Eleven I wanted to practice in the US again as a token of empathy to all Americans. I wanted to share my accumulated knowledge and experience outside of Israel to see how I fare outside of my familiar turf.

Financially I have to cover the flight expenses and compensate for my absence to my immediate family left behind. The 4 Solstice Class ships have two instead of one Acupuncture therapists , as is the case aboard all other 95 ships of the fleet. So it began as Dana, my American co-worker and I, stopped passers-by and tried to get them to commit to a free consultation later.

That's the difference between fire and water. While in some guests I inserted needles, in others I was touching their shoulders and pointing out the tension, and with some I tried to make conversation and communication while Dana remained passive.

At the weekly emergency drill for the guests began. We left everything and went from deck 12, where the spa is located, to deck 4 and the Grand Aprenei Restaurant where we show guests where the assembly point is. Very quickly, I heard loud voices in Hebrew and the leader of a group turned to me and found out I was from Israel. Right away he pointed out to me the difference between Ashkenazi and Moroccans in the group.

This was a group of Israelis down from Canada. I had not met them at all during the cruise, perhaps because spa services are not all-inclusive When we returned after the drill to the spa all hell broke loose.

Usually on embarkation day we book guests for treatments for the next day and on Sunday evening we only get some consultations with the hope to convert them into bookings. This time it was different. Paula had booked herself at the desk in my column for treatment at 5.

It became clear that Dana was wrong and took Paula for treatment instead of Alejandro. Without too much fuss I took Alejandro in for treatment. He is a young and successful businessman from Mexico. Right away we formed a good rapport and after several minutes of treatment we agreed he would take a package of five treatments and two types of herbs. Dana has not done any marketing talk with Paula and did not offer continuity of care through additional treatments. Once out of the treatment room Alejandro "sold" to his wife 5 treatments and herbs and all that without any effort made by Dana Later, standing at the desk I heard one guest speaking with an accent.

He was very friendly and told the desk people he was from New York. At this point I still was not sure but to be politically correct I told him I could hear that he had a "New York" accent.

He immediately recognized that I was an Israeli and spoke Hebrew to me. Within minutes I was told by him and his very funny wife about their 20 grandchildren and one of their daughters who used to live in Israel After a few minutes more, they bought a "package" of six treatments and herbal remedies for weight loss at a great expense. The funny thing was that I tried to convince them not to lower their weight because there would be "less of them" and they fought me back very enthusiastically about my "duty and obligation" to provide this service for them The husband did not stop running his business via BlackBerry, even during treatments.

So I threatened him that if he did not close the device, then I will grab it and throw it into the ocean It made him instantly shut down the machine The two of them were a very kind couple and I had a blast working together and hearing their very funny Jewish humor. A few minutes later we are still in Embarkation Eve I saw a group of four young Germans talking excitedly at the gym and pointing at the shoulder and neck of one of them.

I approached them and asked if any of them has a neck problem that I can solve. After half an hour of deliberation, Friedrich signed a package of 5 treatments. His heavily accented English was enough for us to talk enthusiastically about European football soccer.

It was during the time of pre World Cup in South Africa. The problem he came with has already been solved in the third treatment. James is a cattle farmer from the South and seemed with his cowboy hat as if he just came out of a Marlboro TV commercial. Despite his wealth he was very kind and very sensitive - the exact opposite of the macho man he looked on the outside.

The connection between us was immediate. After a quick diagnosis of the orthopedic pains which he had suffered for twenty years , he signed a package of 5 treatments and herbs. The treatments with him started that very evening. In addition to that, if the guest wants to show gratitude for excellence, he can add more in his own handwriting on the bill which he signs.

On my very first week onboard, Linda the South African beautician, taught me how to present the guest with the bill in a way that it will be marked on by a pen with three X's.

One at the extra tip line, one at the total line including the extra tip and one for signing. At first I was ashamed to do it, because that automatic ten percent seemed more than enough, but soon I saw that everyone else do this and I began doing it too mainly in order not to hurt others.

So it happened that I presented to James the bill marked with the three X's. James looked at it for a moment and then smiling broadly challenged me by saying he never tips extra before he receives the full service.

He also added that he is a heavy tipper and that the burden of proof is on me. If I can handle it successfully, he promised to tip me handsomely. I suggested that he inform his bank about the release of his retirement funds in order to stand by his word James has felt better from the first treatment. He had never been to Acupuncture treatment before. I think he repented and became a true believer….

On Saturday, the last day to Cruise, he begged me to have one extra treatment on top of the five which had ended on Friday. On Thursday I took a day off in San Martin and gave no treatments , in addition to more herbs, he additionally bought a gel for massage.

The next day I ran a seminar. One of the participants was Eva's son RJ, a young man of He came to my seminar with Eva and her sister who later became patients taking fivers and herbs too. JR had begun treatments last week and he continued taking treatments this week too. His mother Eva was widowed eight months ago and inherited a fortune from her husband, who was killed in a car accident. To ease the grief over the loss of her husband she embarked on a series of cruises over 8 months in various Cruise Lines.

Every week she invites friends, family and relatives to sail and enjoy with her and all is charged to her expense. I first heard of Eva last cruise when she very generously paid for 3 treatments taken by her old lady friend. This lady recommended RJ to have treatments with me and so it went on. RJ was very interested in Chinese medicine education and employment as an option for him Beyond the professional treatment I'd given him, I acted as a father figure and mentor to compensate for the loss of his father.

On Monday, I began to see patients every half hour in two rooms and so it continued until evening. Because of the heavy pressure of so many treatments, changing sheets, printing bills and signing them, intake of new guests and so on and some delays that are not related to me, the last patient was, after completion of the diagnosis, waiting for me in the treatment room for half an hour.

Then when I arrived she got up and left angrily. And so, at the height of success and madness, as early as the beginning of the second day of the cruise when I had created more income then the last 2 cruises put together, I was called to the office of Anna the European spa manager.

The next thing is, I was told that I was going to get a warning if you get three of them then you fly home and she is seriously considering eliminating one of us to get someone more experienced in our place! I explained quietly how it happened that the patient stayed in so long and I took the responsibility for the whole story and not telling the whole truth. In short, a humiliating experience. This was said while slamming the door behind me and storming out of her office.

I had a very bad feeling. If in a situation where I treat so many patients who confirm every day the quality of care they receive, I do not get any support but am made aware only of the faults, what will happen when earnings will not be so high?

The atmosphere created at the spa was heavy and full of terror, the girls looked at me with suspicion and disapproval and I began to think seriously that all these intrigues and politics were not for me.

It later turned out that the entire spa together did not produce revenue of even a thousand dollars that day and Anna and the desk lady had looked for a way to release their frustration. And so it was the next day when I went off the ship in San Juan Puerto Rico and spoke with my eldest son in Skype in the internet cafe at Starbucks and when he told me he loves and misses me and wants me back — I could not speak and was just choked on my rising emotions for several minutes.

That week moved slowly after that, the tension was high and I was ignored by Anna. I worked with extra carefulness, had more and more patients, seminars were given, a few mistakes here and there that I had solved by myself and some affection and laughter with some patients.

Wednesday night I went to see G. The official reason was for me the need to use his office laminator machine so I can laminate the certificates and licenses allowing the practice of medicine in the U. The guy showed me how he can, from his office, at the click of a mouse, see each one of all seven hundred security cameras located everywhere around the ship. I told him what was going on at the spa and how relations are with Anna. He advised me not to try to cover up for anybody and take no responsibility for someone else.

He accompanied his words with many examples from different departments and told me unequivocally that if Anna did not want me at the spa, ultimately I can not stay there, even if I was completely professional in the clinic. As we spoke he received a frantic phone call. Someone from Food and Beverage was found drunk in his room after not showing up to work his shift. When I asked G. This is how I got to participate in a live execution. At first we pretended that I was the drunk and because they already knew me as a participant in meetings of the officers they were pretty shocked, but soon we all burst with a laughter.

Within minutes the guy came with his manager. A chubby Peruvian of Indian origin. Well tempered and a little too friendly, who received from me an immediate empathy. The young man did not refuse and that was the only proof needed. The limit is 0. He did not refuse to sign that he blew that result. The sentence was signed, and the guy has probably already found his way home. My heart was out for the guy, but G. I could just as easily be fired too.

A chilling thought and certainly very daunting. On Saturday, the end of the Cruise, the overall picture began to emerge. Spa with all 34 employees performed very bad that cruise. Dana was not around. Anna was sitting across the aisle when I arrived. I did not sit next to her. At the end of the meeting, Michelle asked every department head for their achievements last week. When she turned to me I pointed out without knowing how much Dana did this week that we had a good week, I looked at Anna for approval, and I mentioned our revenues have increased by one hundred percent compared to the cruise before.

Anna shook her head and said aloud, "no, much more than that - he alone has done so many dollars this week". This was the first compliment I heard from her, and what a forum she chose to praise and laud me Extremes in both directions, humiliation or praise. Michelle responded immediately and said I was welcome to her office at any time to study the charts and tactics that she plans So Mordecai was saved from the noose, but only for a few hours of grace Later in a meeting with all members of the spa it was evident that it was the weakest spa revenue aboard the Solstice ever.

I was mentioned as the second best revenue maker after Tyson from the Gym, who was the first. How Chelsea sensed there is more to it. And how I understood he has been troubled by the decline in his sexual performance, and how it was taken care of with Chinese Medicine to his complete satisfaction.

I made it clear that referring to me will not come at their expense but rather creates the possibility of extra revenue for everybody, because the fivers are visiting the spa 5 days of the seven the cruise lasts and that exposes them to other spa services. I explained that Chinese Medicine has a great scope and it could upgrade the possibilities that they offer for guests and can make the spa a source of revenue for us and for the Cruise Line by repeated guests.

Anna has supported what I said fully. But not for long. The seeds of hostility had been planted and soon will be rooted too deep. Solstice My Love - Chapter One. Sunday or as Americans like to record: Between times and between cycles.

Last Cruise ended this morning. The guests are still here waiting to disembark. Soon starts the new week of the next Cruise. I love this interim time of the week. A kind of attentive silence prevails throughout the Solstice, the decks that are usually crowded, the pools and the Spa are all empty and quiet. Just like before the storm. Soon will be a stampede of the newcomers. I can release a little the formal wear that I wear during the week — a doctor's white coat, reading glasses on a cord around my neck, a name tag with my title and place of origin, tailored trousers, black shoes and a black or white shirt and a tie.

I change to a short sleeved golf shirt and black pants, no tag or tie but I put on my elegant Italian lizard skin shoes…. It is so nice to walk around and have some quality time with my beloved.

As if it's only me and her. I love the Solstice…. This amazing ship was built in Germany. Until the launch of The Oasis, which I saw anchored near us in San Martin, the Solstice was amongst the largest ships in the world. Working side-by-side with German scientists, the British staff ran plant and equipment for calibration, testing and the collection of essential data. This activity was largely completed by late , though a limited amount of running for special projects continued until 15 June Subsequently, the British Scientific Staff supervised monograph writing and catalogued the technical libraries.

Using technical experts from British aircraft firms, engineers and specialists from the Ministries of Works and Supply and German specialist and non-specialist labour, the DCRF organized the removal and transfer of aeronautical plant and equipment. By November , the British Scientific Staff had produced records on German aeronautical experts and selected 74 for inclusion in lists for longterm employment in the UK. Scientists from the MoS Munitions exploiting rocket technology at Trauen were also instrumental in selecting German missile specialists who contributed to the overall total of scientists in which that branch of the MAP had an interest.

Between July and November , the British Scientific Staff interrogated an array of high-grade German aeronautical experts and made their recommendations under the provisions of the DCOS Scheme.

Over the same period, acute barriers hindered the translations of these recommendations into a large-scale recruitment programme. In part, the strict recruitment limits reflected a perceived security dilemma: Germans who have been employed [in Britain] might, at some future date, choose to return to Germany or go elsewhere, and there can therefore be no real safeguard against leakage of defence secrets which they may acquire while working here. By , this had been replaced by anxieties that British defence secrets might be passed to the Soviet Union.

The long term risk is that they [German experts] may make themselves so useful in the defence work on which they are engaged that in an emergency we are faced with the dilemma either that a large number of key positions are held by men of doubtful loyalty, or that the war effort is adversely affected by dismissing them.

This edict had two implications. First, it precluded any wholesale recruitment of aeronautical experts residing in the British and American Zones of Occupation. This reflected a more general pattern: By mid-January , of the 57 experts allotted to the MoS Air and still required some 30 43 per cent were contracted. For the DCOS Scheme as a whole, scientists were allotted and still required, of whom 68 43 per cent had arrived in Britain.

One constraint arises in attempting to trace the downstream effects of the documents and equipment acquired through the operation on post-war British development and manufacture of final weapons systems. As Judt and Ciesla point out:. Also evacuated to Britain was the LFA library, comprising 4, volumes on air research and allied subjects, and an almost complete technical library on German aeronautical research from the Focke-Wulf library at Detmold totalling 3, separate reports.

These included, from the LFA, a wind tunnel with an electric motor driving fan with an output of 14,hp, a metre firing range designed so that air density and temperature could be adjusted to high altitude conditions, a wind tunnel constructed to subject projectiles to cross winds up to mph and an engine test rig capable of providing the conditions of density, humidity and temperature of altitudes up to 50, feet.

When the equipment was reassembled, Britain had four state-of-the-art aircraft research centres at Farnborough, Bedford, Pyestock and Fort Halstead.

Included were individuals that had occupied senior positions in wartime Germany. Between and , one crucial field where the recruits had a tangible impact was high-velocity aerodynamics work at the RAE, Farnborough. In the later stages of the war attention had been given in Britain to developing a straight-wing experimental supersonic aircraft — the Miles M A significant discovery that came to light in was that the Germans had appreciated the value of sweepback as a means of delaying the impact of compressibility at high subsonic speeds — a factor that had not been fully appreciated in Britain either by the aircraft industry or by the government defence research establishments.

The Allied missions that entered Germany concluded that the extensive work had been conducted on the swept wing in the transonic regime appeared to suggest that the straightwing approach adopted for the M52 was a mistake, and:. When the German data became available, there was concern in the Ministry [of Supply], not least in the Department of Scientific Research and the Directorate of Technical Development.

O rders were given to cancel immediately any high-speed projects which did not incorporate sweepback. An important contribution was made by the aerodynamicists Martin Winter and Hans Multhopp who, in , designed an experimental 55 degree swept-wing transonic research aircraft to be powered by the Rolls-Royce AJ.

German wartime developments in themselves were the major post-war stimulus to Britain, America and the Soviet Union to adopt rockets as major propulsive devices. The DCOS Scheme led to the recruitment, inter alia, of key German wartime specialists with state-of-the-art knowledge and previous experience that was useful in itself, and many of them had wide expertise on the use of hydrogen peroxide as an oxidizer.

At the inception of the DCOS Scheme, security concerns raised by the Home Office and the Security Services led to the decision that German specialists would be employed in government defence research establishments and have only limited contact with industry.

The rationale here was that:. There would be considerable risk in permitting these scientists to have access to firms engaged on highly secret defence contracts … Leakage of information on the long-term trend of secret weapons would indeed be serious.

In practical terms, because the Germans were employed on research work rather than applied development linked to projects in industry, aircraft firms were denied first-hand information on practical aspects of design and manufacture.

For example, after , Winter and Multhopp were permitted to work on research aircraft but security concerns precluded their extensive experience being applied on the fighter derivative. There were also other barriers to integration. In some instances they stemmed from the political records of individual German scientists.

First, complaints by some of the Germans about their terms and conditions of employment led to various acrimonious disputes with the research establishments. This shift in attitudes reflected the high value placed by senior MoS officials on the work of the German experts and their evident desire to secure long-term employment contracts for them. On the one hand, in September , the Treasury pointed out that the Aliens Acts that forbade government employment of aliens, and which had been temporarily overruled when the DCOS scientists had been recruited, would return into force in December The German scientists at RAE because of their specialised knowledge and experience and the time they had been employed, had now become an essential part of the scientific complement, and their loss would be detrimental to the work being carried out.

The original conception of the DCOS scheme, which had in mind the eventual return of aliens to their own country after having given the information which was required of them, had now changed.

By January ,78 this high-level pressure led to the removal of legal impediments, and those German specialists required by the government defence research establishments were finally offered unestablished Civil Service appointments on similar terms and conditions to British staff. After , of the original 87 DCOS recruits some 27 acquired British nationality and many went on to make longer-term contributions to British aeronautics and rocket development.

Between and , his work included the design of a missile targeting computer and missile vibration research.

יורד לה תחת גדול בסקס תחת סקס סקס רוסיות מבוגרות tried to explain to John that he must behave in a balanced way if he wants his wife to stay by his side in the future. For the first time I wore my new white Hugo Boss shirt, my black suit with the red tie and Italian lizard-skin shoes. Sep 26 Everybody is going somewhere for the high holidays here in Israel! There are gays and lesbians and women who work during the cycle and the stress level is rather high. As usual, prepositions must rear their ugly head. Guy's recent Skype chat with Patrons covered, among other things, California's wildfires and Hebrew podcasts produced by the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation. The Philippines are the largest ethnic group.

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This shirt has since traveled a long way with me and has accompanied me faithfully on special occasions, until returning with me to Tel Aviv. Sadok reminded me of the Bourguiba Plan that was rather famous in the s. Apr 01 Elohim means God in Hebrew. Israelis are obsessed with their head, rosh, in Hebrew.

This edict had two implications. First, it precluded any wholesale recruitment of aeronautical experts residing in the British and American Zones of Occupation. This reflected a more general pattern: By mid-January , of the 57 experts allotted to the MoS Air and still required some 30 43 per cent were contracted. For the DCOS Scheme as a whole, scientists were allotted and still required, of whom 68 43 per cent had arrived in Britain.

One constraint arises in attempting to trace the downstream effects of the documents and equipment acquired through the operation on post-war British development and manufacture of final weapons systems. As Judt and Ciesla point out:. Also evacuated to Britain was the LFA library, comprising 4, volumes on air research and allied subjects, and an almost complete technical library on German aeronautical research from the Focke-Wulf library at Detmold totalling 3, separate reports.

These included, from the LFA, a wind tunnel with an electric motor driving fan with an output of 14,hp, a metre firing range designed so that air density and temperature could be adjusted to high altitude conditions, a wind tunnel constructed to subject projectiles to cross winds up to mph and an engine test rig capable of providing the conditions of density, humidity and temperature of altitudes up to 50, feet.

When the equipment was reassembled, Britain had four state-of-the-art aircraft research centres at Farnborough, Bedford, Pyestock and Fort Halstead.

Included were individuals that had occupied senior positions in wartime Germany. Between and , one crucial field where the recruits had a tangible impact was high-velocity aerodynamics work at the RAE, Farnborough.

In the later stages of the war attention had been given in Britain to developing a straight-wing experimental supersonic aircraft — the Miles M A significant discovery that came to light in was that the Germans had appreciated the value of sweepback as a means of delaying the impact of compressibility at high subsonic speeds — a factor that had not been fully appreciated in Britain either by the aircraft industry or by the government defence research establishments. The Allied missions that entered Germany concluded that the extensive work had been conducted on the swept wing in the transonic regime appeared to suggest that the straightwing approach adopted for the M52 was a mistake, and:.

When the German data became available, there was concern in the Ministry [of Supply], not least in the Department of Scientific Research and the Directorate of Technical Development. O rders were given to cancel immediately any high-speed projects which did not incorporate sweepback. An important contribution was made by the aerodynamicists Martin Winter and Hans Multhopp who, in , designed an experimental 55 degree swept-wing transonic research aircraft to be powered by the Rolls-Royce AJ.

German wartime developments in themselves were the major post-war stimulus to Britain, America and the Soviet Union to adopt rockets as major propulsive devices. The DCOS Scheme led to the recruitment, inter alia, of key German wartime specialists with state-of-the-art knowledge and previous experience that was useful in itself, and many of them had wide expertise on the use of hydrogen peroxide as an oxidizer.

At the inception of the DCOS Scheme, security concerns raised by the Home Office and the Security Services led to the decision that German specialists would be employed in government defence research establishments and have only limited contact with industry.

The rationale here was that:. There would be considerable risk in permitting these scientists to have access to firms engaged on highly secret defence contracts … Leakage of information on the long-term trend of secret weapons would indeed be serious.

In practical terms, because the Germans were employed on research work rather than applied development linked to projects in industry, aircraft firms were denied first-hand information on practical aspects of design and manufacture. For example, after , Winter and Multhopp were permitted to work on research aircraft but security concerns precluded their extensive experience being applied on the fighter derivative. There were also other barriers to integration. In some instances they stemmed from the political records of individual German scientists.

First, complaints by some of the Germans about their terms and conditions of employment led to various acrimonious disputes with the research establishments. This shift in attitudes reflected the high value placed by senior MoS officials on the work of the German experts and their evident desire to secure long-term employment contracts for them.

On the one hand, in September , the Treasury pointed out that the Aliens Acts that forbade government employment of aliens, and which had been temporarily overruled when the DCOS scientists had been recruited, would return into force in December The German scientists at RAE because of their specialised knowledge and experience and the time they had been employed, had now become an essential part of the scientific complement, and their loss would be detrimental to the work being carried out.

The original conception of the DCOS scheme, which had in mind the eventual return of aliens to their own country after having given the information which was required of them, had now changed. By January ,78 this high-level pressure led to the removal of legal impediments, and those German specialists required by the government defence research establishments were finally offered unestablished Civil Service appointments on similar terms and conditions to British staff.

After , of the original 87 DCOS recruits some 27 acquired British nationality and many went on to make longer-term contributions to British aeronautics and rocket development. Between and , his work included the design of a missile targeting computer and missile vibration research.

Between and his retirement in , Entres was responsible for the development of UK space policy and overall planning of the British space technology programme — a task that included the coordination of the efforts of industry and government establishments. Similarly, MoS personnel records indicate that experts recruited by the RAE Rocket Propulsion Department, Westcott, including Friederich Jessen and Jurgen Diederichsen, made valuable theoretical and practical contributions to the development of liquid and solid rocket fuels and motors from the lates until their retirement in the mids.

Instead, a limited and largely polemical literature on the British experience has generated a popular orthodoxy that Britain failed to exploit a technological opportunity that was harnessed so effectively by the Americans. Reports of their work into inter-continental guided missiles, today greatly developed and realised in a practical form in the USSR and the US, were dismissed as a Wellsian fantasy or a Jules Verne dream by our people at home.

This assertion is based on comparative recruitment figures: Correspondingly, this critique implies a particular counter-factual history: This popular account raises two issues.

The first is why German science more generally, and the DCOS Scheme in particular, figure so little in the historiography of post-war British defence science and technology. On the other hand, a relatively small proportion of British development projects finally proceeded to production. Between and , the British aircraft industry undertook manned projects that were overtly intended for manufacture, of which just 10 aircraft types were eventually produced in quantities of or more.

Consequently, as Edgerton points out, these factors conspired to create a situation where:. Correspondingly, the marginalization of German scientists in the historiography of British post-war aeronautics has occurred because many of the DCOS recruits were employed on development lines that ultimately failed to proceed to production for reasons that had little to do with the quality or activities of the German specialists themselves.

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Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. Nuriel is coming to Beer Bazaar! After opening for Zusha and other musical talents, Nuriel is setting the stage on metaphorical fire at BBJ! The 4 Solstice Class ships have two instead of one Acupuncture therapists , as is the case aboard all other 95 ships of the fleet.

So it began as Dana, my American co-worker and I, stopped passers-by and tried to get them to commit to a free consultation later. That's the difference between fire and water.

While in some guests I inserted needles, in others I was touching their shoulders and pointing out the tension, and with some I tried to make conversation and communication while Dana remained passive. At the weekly emergency drill for the guests began. We left everything and went from deck 12, where the spa is located, to deck 4 and the Grand Aprenei Restaurant where we show guests where the assembly point is. Very quickly, I heard loud voices in Hebrew and the leader of a group turned to me and found out I was from Israel.

Right away he pointed out to me the difference between Ashkenazi and Moroccans in the group. This was a group of Israelis down from Canada. I had not met them at all during the cruise, perhaps because spa services are not all-inclusive When we returned after the drill to the spa all hell broke loose.

Usually on embarkation day we book guests for treatments for the next day and on Sunday evening we only get some consultations with the hope to convert them into bookings. This time it was different. Paula had booked herself at the desk in my column for treatment at 5.

It became clear that Dana was wrong and took Paula for treatment instead of Alejandro. Without too much fuss I took Alejandro in for treatment. He is a young and successful businessman from Mexico.

Right away we formed a good rapport and after several minutes of treatment we agreed he would take a package of five treatments and two types of herbs. Dana has not done any marketing talk with Paula and did not offer continuity of care through additional treatments. Once out of the treatment room Alejandro "sold" to his wife 5 treatments and herbs and all that without any effort made by Dana Later, standing at the desk I heard one guest speaking with an accent. He was very friendly and told the desk people he was from New York.

At this point I still was not sure but to be politically correct I told him I could hear that he had a "New York" accent. He immediately recognized that I was an Israeli and spoke Hebrew to me. Within minutes I was told by him and his very funny wife about their 20 grandchildren and one of their daughters who used to live in Israel After a few minutes more, they bought a "package" of six treatments and herbal remedies for weight loss at a great expense. The funny thing was that I tried to convince them not to lower their weight because there would be "less of them" and they fought me back very enthusiastically about my "duty and obligation" to provide this service for them The husband did not stop running his business via BlackBerry, even during treatments.

So I threatened him that if he did not close the device, then I will grab it and throw it into the ocean It made him instantly shut down the machine The two of them were a very kind couple and I had a blast working together and hearing their very funny Jewish humor.

A few minutes later we are still in Embarkation Eve I saw a group of four young Germans talking excitedly at the gym and pointing at the shoulder and neck of one of them. I approached them and asked if any of them has a neck problem that I can solve. After half an hour of deliberation, Friedrich signed a package of 5 treatments. His heavily accented English was enough for us to talk enthusiastically about European football soccer.

It was during the time of pre World Cup in South Africa. The problem he came with has already been solved in the third treatment. James is a cattle farmer from the South and seemed with his cowboy hat as if he just came out of a Marlboro TV commercial. Despite his wealth he was very kind and very sensitive - the exact opposite of the macho man he looked on the outside. The connection between us was immediate. After a quick diagnosis of the orthopedic pains which he had suffered for twenty years , he signed a package of 5 treatments and herbs.

The treatments with him started that very evening. In addition to that, if the guest wants to show gratitude for excellence, he can add more in his own handwriting on the bill which he signs. On my very first week onboard, Linda the South African beautician, taught me how to present the guest with the bill in a way that it will be marked on by a pen with three X's.

One at the extra tip line, one at the total line including the extra tip and one for signing. At first I was ashamed to do it, because that automatic ten percent seemed more than enough, but soon I saw that everyone else do this and I began doing it too mainly in order not to hurt others. So it happened that I presented to James the bill marked with the three X's. James looked at it for a moment and then smiling broadly challenged me by saying he never tips extra before he receives the full service.

He also added that he is a heavy tipper and that the burden of proof is on me. If I can handle it successfully, he promised to tip me handsomely. I suggested that he inform his bank about the release of his retirement funds in order to stand by his word James has felt better from the first treatment.

He had never been to Acupuncture treatment before. I think he repented and became a true believer…. On Saturday, the last day to Cruise, he begged me to have one extra treatment on top of the five which had ended on Friday. On Thursday I took a day off in San Martin and gave no treatments , in addition to more herbs, he additionally bought a gel for massage.

The next day I ran a seminar. One of the participants was Eva's son RJ, a young man of He came to my seminar with Eva and her sister who later became patients taking fivers and herbs too.

JR had begun treatments last week and he continued taking treatments this week too. His mother Eva was widowed eight months ago and inherited a fortune from her husband, who was killed in a car accident.

To ease the grief over the loss of her husband she embarked on a series of cruises over 8 months in various Cruise Lines. Every week she invites friends, family and relatives to sail and enjoy with her and all is charged to her expense. I first heard of Eva last cruise when she very generously paid for 3 treatments taken by her old lady friend.

This lady recommended RJ to have treatments with me and so it went on. RJ was very interested in Chinese medicine education and employment as an option for him Beyond the professional treatment I'd given him, I acted as a father figure and mentor to compensate for the loss of his father. On Monday, I began to see patients every half hour in two rooms and so it continued until evening. Because of the heavy pressure of so many treatments, changing sheets, printing bills and signing them, intake of new guests and so on and some delays that are not related to me, the last patient was, after completion of the diagnosis, waiting for me in the treatment room for half an hour.

Then when I arrived she got up and left angrily. And so, at the height of success and madness, as early as the beginning of the second day of the cruise when I had created more income then the last 2 cruises put together, I was called to the office of Anna the European spa manager.

The next thing is, I was told that I was going to get a warning if you get three of them then you fly home and she is seriously considering eliminating one of us to get someone more experienced in our place! I explained quietly how it happened that the patient stayed in so long and I took the responsibility for the whole story and not telling the whole truth. In short, a humiliating experience. This was said while slamming the door behind me and storming out of her office.

I had a very bad feeling. If in a situation where I treat so many patients who confirm every day the quality of care they receive, I do not get any support but am made aware only of the faults, what will happen when earnings will not be so high? The atmosphere created at the spa was heavy and full of terror, the girls looked at me with suspicion and disapproval and I began to think seriously that all these intrigues and politics were not for me.

It later turned out that the entire spa together did not produce revenue of even a thousand dollars that day and Anna and the desk lady had looked for a way to release their frustration.

And so it was the next day when I went off the ship in San Juan Puerto Rico and spoke with my eldest son in Skype in the internet cafe at Starbucks and when he told me he loves and misses me and wants me back — I could not speak and was just choked on my rising emotions for several minutes. That week moved slowly after that, the tension was high and I was ignored by Anna.

I worked with extra carefulness, had more and more patients, seminars were given, a few mistakes here and there that I had solved by myself and some affection and laughter with some patients. Wednesday night I went to see G. The official reason was for me the need to use his office laminator machine so I can laminate the certificates and licenses allowing the practice of medicine in the U. The guy showed me how he can, from his office, at the click of a mouse, see each one of all seven hundred security cameras located everywhere around the ship.

I told him what was going on at the spa and how relations are with Anna. He advised me not to try to cover up for anybody and take no responsibility for someone else. He accompanied his words with many examples from different departments and told me unequivocally that if Anna did not want me at the spa, ultimately I can not stay there, even if I was completely professional in the clinic.

As we spoke he received a frantic phone call. Someone from Food and Beverage was found drunk in his room after not showing up to work his shift. When I asked G. This is how I got to participate in a live execution. At first we pretended that I was the drunk and because they already knew me as a participant in meetings of the officers they were pretty shocked, but soon we all burst with a laughter.

Within minutes the guy came with his manager. A chubby Peruvian of Indian origin. Well tempered and a little too friendly, who received from me an immediate empathy. The young man did not refuse and that was the only proof needed. The limit is 0.

He did not refuse to sign that he blew that result. The sentence was signed, and the guy has probably already found his way home. My heart was out for the guy, but G. I could just as easily be fired too. A chilling thought and certainly very daunting. On Saturday, the end of the Cruise, the overall picture began to emerge. Spa with all 34 employees performed very bad that cruise.

Dana was not around. Anna was sitting across the aisle when I arrived. I did not sit next to her. At the end of the meeting, Michelle asked every department head for their achievements last week. When she turned to me I pointed out without knowing how much Dana did this week that we had a good week, I looked at Anna for approval, and I mentioned our revenues have increased by one hundred percent compared to the cruise before.

Anna shook her head and said aloud, "no, much more than that - he alone has done so many dollars this week". This was the first compliment I heard from her, and what a forum she chose to praise and laud me Extremes in both directions, humiliation or praise. Michelle responded immediately and said I was welcome to her office at any time to study the charts and tactics that she plans So Mordecai was saved from the noose, but only for a few hours of grace Later in a meeting with all members of the spa it was evident that it was the weakest spa revenue aboard the Solstice ever.

I was mentioned as the second best revenue maker after Tyson from the Gym, who was the first. How Chelsea sensed there is more to it. And how I understood he has been troubled by the decline in his sexual performance, and how it was taken care of with Chinese Medicine to his complete satisfaction.

I made it clear that referring to me will not come at their expense but rather creates the possibility of extra revenue for everybody, because the fivers are visiting the spa 5 days of the seven the cruise lasts and that exposes them to other spa services.

I explained that Chinese Medicine has a great scope and it could upgrade the possibilities that they offer for guests and can make the spa a source of revenue for us and for the Cruise Line by repeated guests. Anna has supported what I said fully. But not for long. The seeds of hostility had been planted and soon will be rooted too deep.

Solstice My Love - Chapter One. Sunday or as Americans like to record: Between times and between cycles. Last Cruise ended this morning. The guests are still here waiting to disembark. Soon starts the new week of the next Cruise. I love this interim time of the week. A kind of attentive silence prevails throughout the Solstice, the decks that are usually crowded, the pools and the Spa are all empty and quiet.

Just like before the storm. Soon will be a stampede of the newcomers. I can release a little the formal wear that I wear during the week — a doctor's white coat, reading glasses on a cord around my neck, a name tag with my title and place of origin, tailored trousers, black shoes and a black or white shirt and a tie. I change to a short sleeved golf shirt and black pants, no tag or tie but I put on my elegant Italian lizard skin shoes….

It is so nice to walk around and have some quality time with my beloved. As if it's only me and her. I love the Solstice…. This amazing ship was built in Germany. Until the launch of The Oasis, which I saw anchored near us in San Martin, the Solstice was amongst the largest ships in the world.

Whoever designed it in terms of internal structure, furnishings, color combinations, etc. Guests are kept in an atmosphere of stylish elegance. Yet not oppressive and austere - only filled up with a very good taste that is evident in every detail. My fellow practitioner is an American woman in her mid-life named Dana. We operate under the European spa director, the beautiful and hot Anna, but we remain directors of ourselves. We recruit our patients by marketing ourselves and we run the business.

The desk may sometimes refer people to us too. This setup obviously creates modes of friction and politics that need to get along with, as in any hierarchical organization. But everything aboard cruise ships is intensified in relation to a business operating on land. This rank defines all one's privileges.

The same rank our Spa director Anna has. Of all the Spa staff members we fall in the twilight zone between classes. On the one hand we are among the officer corps of the ship. Still, we get hit on the head with a dead fish, as Anna says, for each error and faulty execution.

Nobody cares that I have been running my own clinics for over 20 years now. On the other hand we are invited to the Revenue Partners meetings to participate with all the brass at a workshop management called Oz Training. By doing that they create in me a state of identification and pride and this is in addition to the high motivation that is already there. It gives me a very good sense of the contribution I make.

We are not considered just as workers that bring in income, but people that think and do their best to increase their responsibility and scope beyond the job requirements. I am very impressed with the way things are run on this ship. There is an Ethernet communication between the different wings. All income positions casino, bar, spa, acupuncture, restaurants, florist, etc.

The information is open to all junior executives and we know what other departments do and whether or not they are meeting the goals set for them. So too are we completely exposed to other departments. I was amazed by the speed with which I was recruited to the cause and how I identify with the ship's goals. I have a desire to succeed and improve, not from coercion or threats. I see the whole ship as my business, not only my little 2 room clinic…or 4 rooms with Dana This is the American way of business for better or worse.

If you are good you get the girl and the money like in the movies and if you fail then you are shot in the head dismissal. You can't rest with the success you experienced last week.

Everything starts over from scratch each week. This suits me well. My problem is how to fit into the team when almost always I was conducting my businesses solo with a full control of any aspect of my clinics.

Here I am no longer the boss. In total there are 34 employees at the spa as well as me. Most are masseurs, some do manicure - pedicure or in short mani-pedi , hair removal and hair design, machines that makes you slimmer by 8 inches in one hour and the usual Spa and Salon offerings. Also there are only two other men as well as me, two Australian boys who run the huge gym.

There are gays and lesbians and women who work during the cycle and the stress level is rather high. We are required to attend team meetings hours per week, and executive sessions hours per week and participate in drills of emergency situations, with or without guests, and various training sessions related to environmental protection, knowledge of the ship's different functions and more.

The first week I also had to learn "under fire" how to charge the guests card, and how to record the income in two separate systems and how to coordinate so many things…and yes…do Acupuncture treatments on top of all that… All other employees at the spa without exception are in their second to fifth contracts and thus are very familiar with all these systems. No wonder I became a joke among the crew who found me staring and baffled by the various computers without knowing what to do first with the dockets in my hands The Solstice, with all tons and all meters of her length 40 meters wide moves gracefully in a high seas as in calm sea thanks to its stabilizing systems.

These are small wings coming out alongside the ship under the water that operate to lift up the side that sinks by creating more elevation the deeper it gets.

Despite all this, some days we have lots of patients who experience some seasickness. As for myself, when I went ashore in San Martin I had a moment when I felt I was swaying slightly with the ship but it was a very short sensation.

As for food - I realized very quickly I had to do something about it. The dining room for the crew is okay regarding environment, noise etc. But there is not much variety of things offered to us as food and also food quality is relatively low. I keep Kosher , so I looked for a place to eat.

A place that offers a greater selection of products and runs at different times. The very first night I found the Ocean View Cafe on the 14th floor the 12th floor or deck has the Spa and my 2 treatment rooms. The restaurant serves food in a buffet fashion almost all the time. As this is a dining room for the guests, and is off limits for all crew and junior officers, I was not allowed by the spa director to eat there. My second night on the boat I could not sleep because of the excess adrenaline in my blood.

I wandered around the sleepy ship in the quiet early morning hours and finally went into the deserted Ocean View. I ate something light and sat from five to six-thirty in the company of an insomniac retired American-Italian brain surgeon. It was so good that he came to see me at the spa later and told Anna enthusiastically about the conversations we had a few hours before. Anna was furious at the description about the blatant violation of discipline and gave me a very hard time about that.

I think this started our relationship on the wrong path. But as I told my eldest son if you want something badly, and you can't walk through the door The heads of security personnel on board are two young Israelis and they control deputies of Indian descent. By mistake I reached their office on the second deck in that first week. I was confused about the location of various classrooms and I often went in wrong directions and into various corridors. The Spa manager told me that even she was not allowed to eat there and she did not know who should I ask for the permission, and maybe I'd better stop creating problems and troubles for her as did her Jewish ex-boyfriend Since this was a very fundamental issue, I did not give up and told her that I eat kosher and I have to eat in a place that has a selection of fish and veggies and that I will keep trying to find the desired permission and the person that grants that.

At least it softened her up a little and paved the way for the next step. I continued to visit the Ocean View with my formal attire, a tie and my doctor's white coat.

One day as I passed near the entrance to the kitchen in the Ocean View I was approached by a man wearing a formal suit with a name tag. He immediately introduced himself as the deputy manager of the restaurant and that he grants me the permission This was Predrag Frederic in Serbian. He approached one of the waiters and asked him to bring me two significant pieces of Salmon of the day but stressed without my request not to be topped with cream - the guy understands the laws of Judaism I had my life saved from starvation.

He could not sit with me because he was on duty and I stood with him in the middle of the restaurant, guests flowing around us, the Salmon in my hands, and I'm the little with only two and a half stripes talking to the king of the Ocean View as if we have been fighting together in one of those Balkan wars… Predrag told me and the two chilling Salmon that the Serbs are Christian Orthodox belonging to the Pravoslave church and that during the Holocaust, they fought the Nazis and hid many Jews and that the Croats fought with the Nazis and killed Serbs and Jews alike.

He talked about his grandmother who hid Jews during the Holocaust and that he and his mother will soon go to Jerusalem to be awarded the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem for the grace and courage his grandmother had shown. He also told me that a Serb man who reaches age 50 and is well respected in his community can do something which will give him the title of Haji.

Predrag looked at me indignantly and said disgustedly, "Why Mecca? Then the Rabbi signs a letter of Haji for the happy Serbian. When the new Haji returns home to Serbia he adds to his name the title Haji. From then on, he will acquire a status of immunity.

He does not get traffic tickets, for example, and there a few other perks that go with his honorable state. Several days have passed since then, I see Predrag occasionally and we embrace warmly and happily. Before I came on board I saw a relatively old movie about an American pilot in the service of NATO that was shot down by Serbs who were chasing the pilot trying to kill him. Serbs were represented in the film as cold-blooded killers.

Predrag claims it was a revenge war of the Serbs against the Croats for their cooperation with the Nazis. And also against the Muslims of Herzegovina, who gave up Christianity and who are trying to grow at the expense of Serbs who had been before the war about eighty percent of Yugoslavia. Interesting for me was that Israel has equipped Serbia with a sophisticated radar system long before the outbreak of the war.

This system led to victory of the Serbs in the war against the rest of the former Yugoslavian nations and the NATO forces. For all these reasons, and out of anti-Muslim common interest - every Serb, according to Predrag, feels committed to Israel and Jews everywhere. Back to Solstice My Love -. There are two parallel systems of corridors on the ship. The first one is for the guests and staff only.

This one is beautifully designed, heart-expanding, shiny and bright. At the same time, there is a complete set of "underground" modest and practical corridors for the crew. They include much smaller service elevators. The crew should be in that system and use it only in order to reduce contact with the guests to a minimum.

At first when I was escorted by a crew member to a new place I was led through the crew corridors and lost all sense of orientation. Very quickly I found myself using the guest's system. It is "legal" for us as staff officers. I always got lost when using the crew system. Since I am formally dressed almost all the time I have no problem being in contact with the guests.

I even recruited many patients while descending the guests elevators The back corridors are the home of all services and the living quarters of all service providers and staff.

The rest belong to the guests' cabins. Of the services, the laundry is controlled by the Chinese and is called Chinatown. Cleaning is at the hands of the Jamaicans, Indians and South Americans. Many waiters come from Turkey. The Philippines are the largest ethnic group. They are everywhere including the Spa and the Bridge. A total Tower of Babel consisting of seventy nations working together under an international peace treaty in almost perfect harmony and for the same purpose.

Israelis are conspicuously absent. I think we do not have a service culture, so I'm the first and only Israeli recruited to work aboard the Solstice not as a security guard. In fact I am the first Israeli elected to work as a specialist of Chinese Medicine aboard any Cruise ship.

This puts on me the pressure of being kind of an Ambassador representing Israel, Jews, Chinese Medicine, and of course myself. During my work aboard 3 cruise ships I met and got to know people from the crew and staff of many different countries.

It's nice that I can ask them what city they come from in their country and realize I was there and I have accumulated experiences in their homelands. The Indians feel immediate empathy when they hear I had spent time in India. This makes me realize that I had been travelling in many countries and the cruise ships will be getting me to the Caribbean and to the Eastern coast of North America.

These are locations I have not travelled in. Most of the crew and staff do not come off the ship in ports where we land. So far my favorite place is the island of St. This island is half French and half Dutch by a peace treaty signed years ago. I was looking for a remote control presenter for my computer to be used at the seminars that we present in PowerPoint. Asking around I was recommended a shop further away from harbor. I drove in a taxi there and walked back and this allowed me to find places that are not used by tourists at all.

Actually at Yin Tang, the Acupuncture point used much for relaxation. The seminars that we present to the guests are published on the daily bulletin handed out to the guests on the evening of the next day. This is a very effective means of marketing. There are 4 of those during the week. Only last Saturday I went to give my first seminar. The seminar itself is a presentation and lecture we had received from Miami and has a very structured form. I of course cannot accept such a framework as it is and I did talk more freely involving more personal stories and testimonies of two of my patients I took care of this week.

It went pretty well and all 27 were pinned down for about an hour and made comments and questions. To my surprise I felt quite free and not embarrassed to talk to strangers in a foreign language and even managed to joke around. We have a staff discount rate for Internet services onboard.

The guests pay 65 cents per minute. There are many users and we come last on the food chain, so often we have to wait half an hour to be able to connect.

So I prefer to connect via Wi-Fi at the beaches we land in. In some cases the Internet is free and sometimes it is customary to buy a drink in the amount of a few dollars. Then we receive the code for the Wi-Fi. It's very exciting to see the kids on Skype and chat with them despite the vast distance. Most of the staff and crew are young and single.

The dining room servers get free at about 11 pm.

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