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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

From Israel: “You Won’t See Me Dancing!!”

September 17, 2020

I had thought I would not write again until after Rosh Hashanah, but feel compelled to put out this posting on the new

From Israel: “Tempest-Tossed!!”

September 15, 2020

Rosh Hashanah begins on Friday night, and will be celebrated here from within a lockdown.

None the less, we always look to better