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From Israel: Storm Clouds and Sun

November 29, 2018

I’m going to start with the good news.  It’s such a pleasure to have news to share.

It is hardly a secret that Prime

From Israel: The Fix Will Not Be Quick

November 21, 2018

In my last posting, I wrote about hope – and I still have hope. We should all have hope.

However, while we are

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

From Israel: And Now??

October 19, 2018

This will be a “catch-up” posting to keep my readers in the loop during a process with regard to Hamas that is still

From Israel: Sigh…

October 17, 2018

War?  Not war?

It rather depends on who we listen to, and the time of the day.

On Sunday, the Security Cabinet met;