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From Israel: ”We Are Not Chopped Liver!!”

November 25, 2020

Most of you are probably familiar with the phrase, spoken by someone who feels neglected or left out, “What am I, chopped liver?”

From Israel: The Time for Truth is Past!!

November 20, 2020

“Justice, justice shall you pursue!” (tzedek, tzedek tirdof) the Torah tells us in the book of Deuteronomy (Devarim) 16:20.

But justice is in

From Israel: “Fraught with Sadness and Anger!!”

November 13, 2020

I wish to begin by paying a heartfelt tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who died of cancer last Saturday at the age

From Israel: “The Soul of America!!”

November 10, 2020

Writing after the US election, I believe it’s necessary to look backward in order to understand what is going on now.  Many of

From Israel: “The Shift is Radical!!”

October 29, 2020

The US election is less than a week away, and, as I track the news, I have a growing conviction that Donald Trump

From Israel: “Hanging on by Our Fingernails??!”

October 23, 2020

In spite of the title of this posting being potentially ominous in tone, I begin with a brief good news item:  It rained

From Israel: “Slogging Through to Better!!”

October 16, 2020

When last I wrote about the painful electoral situation in the US, I said I would return to news about Israel very soon.

From Israel: “A Cry from the Heart!!”

October 12, 2020

I am eager to return to a focus on Israel.  In fact, I keep telling myself that that is what I’m going to

From Israel: “A Real Mess, and Yet…”

October 5, 2020

It was a mess.  It was terrible.  That is, the presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Biden, which took place

From Israel: “Do We Know What We Are Doing??!!”

September 25, 2020

I am speaking at a national level here in Israel, not a personal level.  Nevertheless, before Yom Kippur is absolutely the right time