And the World Was Silent; Until…

In the past few years, Syria has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of its citizens. And the world has remained mostly silent. In Myanmar, there has been a systematic process of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. And the world has remained mostly silent. Tamil minorities are being slaughtered in Sri Lanka. …

What Not to Teach Children

FURTHER UPDATE:  (10:15am November 16, 2017) I have posted a follow up to the original post that can be seen here.   UPDATE: (8:00am,November 16, 2017) Before posting this blogpost, attempts were made to contact the author/editor. After no replies were received, I the wrote this piece. I have since …

A Magical Shabbat in Hevron

For years, I have watched as thousands have flocked to Hevron for Parashat Chaye Sara. Each year, I say I am going to join them and each year something comes up that prevents that from happening…until this year! There is so much to share and to tell that it makes …

Tears of Happiness / Tears of Sadness

Yesterday, as soon as I saw an invitation online to come to a Brit Milah, I said that I would attend. This wasn’t “just” another Brit–it was a Brit of a newborn boy, in the Salomon family. This is the family whose grandfather, Yosef and two of Yosef’s adult children …

Dear World…

Dear World: It is the magnometers that are causing the current crisis in Israel. Oh, no, wait, it is the occupation. Oops, no it is not, it is the settlements. Wait again! It is the apartheid in Israel. Ha, no, it is the “separation wall.” Ha, no silly, it is …