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From Israel: “No Choice, Finally”

April 2, 2019

I did my good news posting and was very glad for it.   

But, if we care about what’s going on around us,

From Israel: “Do Not Be Lulled!”

March 29, 2019

I begin this posting with a caution about how “current” it will be when you read it.  This may seem to be a

From Israel: “Extreme Malice and Stupidity!”

March 15, 2019

The air in Israel is heavy with tensions, but in many instances, for the wrong reasons. We are subject to so much nonsense:

From Israel: “Madness and Menace!”

January 16, 2019

I want to begin with a request for assistance for the Legal Grounds Campaign, which I co-chair.  We are running a campaign to

From Israel: Surprise! There is Actually Hope

November 20, 2018

It’s been tough going on the political scene these past few days. By yesterday, stories were changing almost hourly as tensions built. Conflicting

From Israel: How Not to Wage War

November 14, 2018

Our government’s premature willingness to stop the attack on Hamas yesterday was distressing and infuriating.  Several people confessed to me that they found

From Israel: What Are They Thinking??

November 11, 2018

“They” refers collectively to Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Security Cabinet, the IDF, and perhaps other persons in leadership roles making decisions on Gaza

From Israel: It Must Be Better Than This!

November 4, 2018

Better on two counts. Please, read to the end.

I keep coming back to the terror attack in Squirrel Hill, and to related

From Israel: Making Sense in a Frenetic World

October 31, 2018

These days, when we have barely processed information, new events demand our attention.  I have been focused on the tragedy in Pittsburgh, and

From Israel: Struggle with Every Step

October 22, 2018

This past Shabbat, we read the Torah portion Lech Lecha in synagogue.  In Chapter 17:7-8, the Almighty tells Avraham (emphasis added):

“I will ratify