When a Community CELEBRATES a Pedophile / Rapist

Imagine being invited to a party thrown by a community to celebrate a pedophile and child rapist. No need to imagine that scenario. Thanks to the good people at Jewish Community Watch and, specifically, thanks to Shana Aaronson (from JCW), we have the pictures to prove it. Before going off …

Regarding the Airbnb Decree

The internet is ablaze with views, both pro and con, about the decision (decree) yesterday by Airbnb. According to various websites, Airbnb’s business is characterized as “… an online marketplace which lets people rent out their properties or spare rooms to guests. Airbnb takes 3% commission of every booking from hosts, …

The Sounds of Silence

Over the past few weeks, I have had numerous people ask me about my silence in the blogosphere. While I have posted much (too much?) via Facebook and Twitter (if you are not following me you can check out @ravzev1 on twitter), as far as writing a blog, well, it …

How Do You Get Past the Rage?

I have been asking some of my Facebook friends this questions today: How do you get past the rage? Rage…. Because today, four children from two families became orphans, when their mother/father were savagely murdered by yet another “freedom fighter.”  According to published reports, the murderer (I will not give …

In the Heavens Today

In the heavens today, there are two men that weren’t there yesterday and by all rights, shouldn’t be there today. Actually, to say they are in the heavens is incorrect. One is in heaven. Now we know, his name is Yotam Ovadia. And that he was only 31 years old, a …

Saying Kaddish for Those Who Recited Kaddish

On May 16th, a group of approximately 50 British “with a variety of political beliefs – gathered in Parliament Square to mourn the deaths of the Palestinians killed by the Israeli army.” (See I’m proud to have led Kaddish by the leader.) Currently, Leah Jordan serves as the Progressive Chaplain for Students …

Barghouti Style Hunger Strike? Here We Go Again

The Palestinians are in trouble. They know it; and so does the world. The latest – a Barghouti style hunger strike has been declared next week. The world is supposed to scream at Israel because it has driven the Palestinians to the desperate move of declaring a hunger strike. In …