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  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Dutch, French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Earning money for someone else
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About Me


Helplessly hoping.


I grew up in a Kibbutz in Israel and moved to Jerusalem when I was 19.

I lived in the Hague, Netherlands, from 2012 to 2015.

I'm usually quiet and shy. (But) It doesn't mean that I have nothing to talk about...

"We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies"


"In a society that has abolished all adventure, the only adventure left is to abolish that society."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting and being hosted.


I hosted several times and was a guest one or two times.


Music, Vinyl LP's, Folk ballads, Cats, Language, Perception, Misconceptions, Cannabis, Beer, Social theory & critique, the Spectacle, Capitalism, Class society, the Commodity, the State, Wage labour, Abolishing the concept of Art as being seperate from everyday life, Geography, Literature, Spirituality, Religion, Dreams, Zen-Buddhism & Meditation, and a lot of goofing around.

  • cats
  • arts
  • literature
  • beer
  • meditation
  • music
  • buddhist
  • geography
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

"The point is to actually participate in the community of dialogue and the game with time that up till now have merely been represented by poetic and artistic works." --Guy Debord

Random and partial favorites:

16 Horsepower; Woven Hand; Leadbelly; Charley Patton; Blind Willie Johnson; Big Black; Shellac; Killdozer; Sonic Youth; The Birthday Party; Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; Crime & The City Solution; These Immortal Souls; The Carter Family; Johnny Cash; Hank Williams; The Walkabouts; Om; Earth; Jefferson Airplane; The Shadows of Knight; 13th Floor Elevators; Cocteau Twins; Mission of Burma; Wipers; James Brown; Curtis Mayfield; The Bar-Kays; The Congos, Tzliley HaKerem; Zohar Argov; Fairuz; Devo; Rudimentary Peni; The Gun Club; 7 Year Bitch; Babes in Toyland; Roky Erickson; Them; Articles of Faith; Circle Jerks; The Adverts; The Germs; The Fall; Red House Painters; Comets on Fire; Six Organs of Admittance; La Luz; Low; Galaxie 500; Love; Tool; Tim Buckley; Asian Dub Foundation; Tricky; Beastie Boys; Jurassic 5; Boogie Down Productions; KRS One; Jody Reynolds, Melanie Safka and many more...

Fernando Pessoa; Oscar Wilde; Guy de Maupassant; Voltaire; Romain Gary; Leo Tolstoy; Nikolai Gogol; Isaac Babel; Gerhart Hauptmann; Anthony Burgess; William Wharton; Louis-Ferdinand Celine; Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Koeppen; James Joyce; Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; William Cullen Bryant; Friedrich Nietzsche; Ryokan; Stephen Vincent Bennet; ; Emily Dickinson; Paul Verlain; John Greenlief Whittier

Situationist International; Guy Debord; Raoul Vaneigem; Gianfranco Sanguinetti; Rene Vienet; Karl Marx; Ken Knabb; Erich Fromm; Peter Kropotkin; Paul Lafargue; Sigmond Freud; Alan Watts

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


Teach, Learn, Share

Yes please.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stuff about Israel, tips about Middle Eastern cuisines, tips about the Netherlands, music recommendations, literature recommendations, tips about meditation.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Netherlands

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