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From Israel: “Stand Ever Tall and Proud, Israel!!”

May 9, 2019

I celebrate Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel Independence Day.  And I invite each of you, my friends, to join with me.


From Israel: “Yom HaZikaron Perspective”

May 8, 2019

This evening at 8:00, a siren will sound across the land, ushering in Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day).  And once again the nation will

From Israel: “I Could Spit!!”

May 6, 2019

Not the most dignified of titles, but one that best captures my mood – and the mood, I will note, of a whole

From Israel: “Those Accursed Rockets!!”

May 5, 2019

Israelis have had a belly full of attacks from Gaza and yet here we go again.  

Credit: BBC

But this

From Israel: “Our Sadness, Our Strength”

May 2, 2019

Today – Thursday – is Yom Hashoah, or as it is referred to, Holocaust Remembrance Day for the Martyrs and the Heroes.  The

From Israel: “Bull’s-eye!”

April 30, 2019

Today I begin with a piece – “No, it’s not about ‘race’” – by Vic Rosenthal, writing as Abu Yehuda, because I think

From Israel: “Realities, Painful and Otherwise”

April 29, 2019

For many – myself included – the now-concluded week of Pesach provided a healing interlude: A time of coming together of family and

From Israel: “And Off We Go!”

April 17, 2019

This will be my last posting before Pesach begins on Friday night.

This year, the Pesach themes of redemption and evil resonate for

From Israel: “A Revolting Thought”

April 14, 2019

It’s only a thought, or a rumor, at this point.

Before I get to it I want to thank all of my readers

From Israel: “Triumph!”

April 12, 2019

When the Israeli polls closed at 10 PM on Tuesday, the air was fraught with tensions.  Various exit polls, notoriously unreliable in any