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From Israel: Celebrate Yerushalayim!

May 22, 2017

May 23, 2017

“Celebrate Yerushalayim!”

Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) comes first!

If you can tolerate a painful pun: it trumps news about Trump (who is

“Balagan of the First Order”

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

“Balagan of the First Order”

The Hebrew word “balagan” means confusion or muddle. “Ezeh balagan”: what a mess.

It is

From Israel: Say It Proud!

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

“Say It Proud!”

It’s about time!  Actually, past time.

MK Avi Dichter (Likud), chair of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and

From Israel: Up, Down, All Around

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

“Up, Down, All Around”

Sometimes even if we track the news carefully (or maybe especially if we track the news

From Israel: Mercurial

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

“Mercurial”

It’s a given that the political scene is rarely static.  But the present – both here and in the

From Israel: Amazing Israel

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

“Amazing Israel”

Every year I write about this, and every year it astounds me yet again:

The transition within a

From Israel: Strength of a Nation

April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017

“Strength of a Nation”

Tonight we began Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day, here in Israel: a day of national mourning.

At

From Israel: Riding the Waves

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

“Riding the Waves”

When I was a kid (a million years ago), I loved to ride the waves.  I would

From Israel: Awe

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

“Awe”

I know of no more appropriate word to describe the strength, resilience and courage of survivors of the Holocaust

From Israel: What is Normal

April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

“What Is Normal?”

We are back to routine after the Pesach week – and a splendid week it was in