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From Israel: Devious and Dangerous

October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

“Devious and Dangerous”

I had written recently that a unity government between Fatah and Hamas was exceedingly unlikely to happen.

From Israel: Season of Our Rejoicing

October 12, 2017

October 10, 2017

“Season of Our Rejoicing”

Last Wednesday night began the week-long holiday of Sukkot, which is referred to as Z’man Simchatenu –

From Israel: Deplorable

September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017

“Deplorable!”

Solomon Gavriyah, of Be’er Yaacov, was a Staff Sergeant with the Border Police.  Last year, he was wounded in

From Israel: Auspicious

September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

“Auspicious”

On the second day of Rosh Hashana, the Haftora (prophetic reading following the Torah reading) is from Jeremiah 31.

From Israel: Horizon Shrouded

September 19, 2017

September 18, 2017

“Horizon Shrouded”

The Hebrew year 5778 is almost upon us now.

It’s natural, I think, to want to know what

From Israel: Holy Days

September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017

“Holy Days”

It is not a certainty that I will post again before Rosh Hashana, which begins on the eve

From Israel: Reluctantly

September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

“Reluctantly”

There are certain heated and convoluted subjects I prefer to stay away from in my postings because writing about

From Israel: If We Will It

September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

“If We Will It”

Theodor Herzl is well known for his observation that, “If you will it, it is no

From Israel: On Several Fronts

August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017

“On Several Fronts”

These are hardly quiet times, and there is much to attend to.  The trick is to focus

From Israel: Getting to Better

August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

“Getting to Better”

Recent events, both here in Israel and in the larger world, have generated in many of us