Insanity, They Name is Cooking for Shabbat

I’m cooked out. But really. What did you make for Shabbat? How do you cook when you have guests with varying tastes? I’m insane. Certifiable. But really….you probably don’t believe me. I mean, who c ooks enough to drive themselves insane, right? So, before I show you what I cooked, …

Today, Israel Pulled A Hillel!

she is.

Ariel Gold believes in boycotting Israel and today, Israel answered her back. Straight from Hillel – a voice from 2,000 years ago warning Israel that we must take care of ourselves, even as we take care of others.

A Quick Note to the Syrian Government and Rebels

This morning, a Syrian warplane approached the Israeli border. Obviously under surveillance the entire time, as it approached, Israel fired a Patriot missile from a base located “in northern Israel.” The missile did not hit the aircraft. Instead; the Syrian plane turned and retreated from the border. To say that …

What You Are Proud of…Says Volumes

For much of my life in Israel, I have had the same feeling. I watch what they are proud of and what we are proud of. Long ago, I wrote that I’d rather be crying and live in land like mine than be celebrating and living there. Two cultures are …

A World Devoid of … of Everything

There are moments when a word can truly describe the world. Today is one of them. Hours ago, I heard that the United Nations had, yet again, voted to condemn Israel. As I listened to the vote tallies, a single word came to mind, “devoid”. That’s it. The world is …

Ten From The Nations (Book Review)

Ten From The Nations is a hard book to read, to digest, to understand. It opens a door not only to a world. But the world is one that I know little about, a world that is (and should be) completely foreign. Dr. Rivkah Adler is a close friend and …

Days of Anger and Days of Sorrow

If you live somewhere long enough, you’ll eventually learn the lay of the land. Belonging somewhere means sharing in the national moments as well as the personal ones. As individuals, and as a nation, we go through a wide range of experiences and emotions – love and hate, anger and …