How NOT to Welcome George

With all the anglos in the city, no one thought it important enough to say, “hey, George is coming to the city. We really want to make sign welcoming him. Any chance we could run the text by you?”

A Picture of What Will Never Be Mine

An isolated space such as this would seem ideal. Pristine. Deserted. Peaceful. Green and filled with growth. But as I painted it, my mind shifted to a second set of descriptive words. Private. Alone. Solitary. And in this post, I explain why all of that is the polar opposite of Israel.

Purim and the Nuremberg Trials

Saw this come across my Facebook feed and I have to be honest. I thought to myself. Enough. What connection could the story of Purim, that happened well around the year 357 BCE (i.e. well over 2,000 years ago) have with the Nuremberg trials that took place in 1946. Well, …

Barrett Outdoor Communications: A Lesson in Truth from Israel

Introducing, Barrett Outdoor Communications, a company located in Connecticut that leases advertising space. Apparently, Barrett’s owner deems himself something of an expert in what is happening here in this part of the world. Enough of an expert, is the owner of Barrett Outdoor Communications, that he feels it acceptable to promote …

Time to Speak Out

Indeed it is time to speak out. While I regularly post on Facebook, I have not written a blog post in (literally) months. It is not for lack of desire. The problem has been that with so much going on, there was too much (is too much) to write about, …

The Fundamental Answer for the Jewish People

For some reason as I read this post over and over, the word that comes to mind is fundamental. Obviously, we must not ignore the fundamental facts in Jewish history. Each day, almost every day, the media reports a new incident, a new attack, a new desecration. Listen, my heart …

Israel on the Moon #IsraelOnTheMoon

Last week, Israel joined yet another tiny family. Only three other nations have landed on the moon. Israel is filled with jokes right now. Some reflect pride, others reflect a sense of irony and what is often termed “black humor.” Will we be accused of a new occupation? Will the …

The United Right

Israel is once again facing elections. And once again, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu timed the elections to fit his hopes and dreams. I had hopes and dreams once of a united Israel that would stand strong. I voted for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because my Hebrew wasn’t very good and …

The Gift

Imagine if your grandfather gave you something precious, a legacy from his father. Imagine as well, that before giving it to you, he asked each of your cousins if they wanted it. Almost immediately, each in turn informed your grandfather that they most certainly did not. When your grandfather turned …