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From Israel: “Critical: Rise Up to Meet Them!”

June 13, 2019

Our many challenges, that is.  It is so easy to ignore them, or minimize them.  But we do not have the luxury of doing

From Israel: “Respite from the Lunacy!”

June 7, 2019

I wrote in my last posting about the passing of First Lady Nechama Rivlin, z”l.  But I return to this subject briefly now

From Israel: “Never Simple, Never Smooth!”

June 4, 2019

It’s the way of the world.  There are always complexities and provisos and competing perspectives.  

But first matters first: Sometimes the way

From Israel: “The Blessings Within!”

June 3, 2019

Today is Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day, marking the re-unification of Jerusalem in 1967.  Never, ever, will our city be divided again.


From Israel: “Appalling!”

May 31, 2019

And a source of sadness, as well.  

I refer, of course, to the current political situation in Israel.

For days, I held

From Israel: “Ceasefire Magic!”

May 22, 2019

Magic only in this sense: Now you see it, now you don’t.  Sort of like the rabbit:

Except that it’s not nearly as much

From Israel: “Forcing Them to Their Knees!”

May 19, 2019

It is not because it is unimportant that I have not written about President Trump’s challenge to Iranian threats.  It is of critical importance.

From Israel: “Here at Home: It’s UGH!”

May 17, 2019

Even with the UGH! there are always good things to report.  And so, today I had hoped to begin with a deeply moving

From Israel: “Inconceivable!”

May 15, 2019

Or so I would have thought.

Yet, in America today, this is what we see:

Florida Young Democrats (FYD) has a new Central

From Israel: “Yikes! They Are Still There”

May 13, 2019

But of course they are!  The myriad of problems Israel faces, that is.

How delightful Yom Ha’atzmaut was, with its respite – its