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From Israel: “The Many Tactics of Israel’s Enemies!!”

February 22, 2021

This past Shabbat – the Shabbat before Purim – was Shabbat Zahor, during which we read from a Torah portion (for maftir) that

From Israel: “Conflicted and Driven!!”

February 17, 2021

That’s me, my friends.  

I am hard at work on a posting about enemies Israel faces: An important posting that will come

From Israel: “A Cause for Celebration!!”

February 14, 2021

At last, within the American political scene, at least one reason for gladness:

The Senate has acquitted President Trump of the charges of

From Israel: “Definitely Not a Pretty Picture!!”

February 9, 2021

But it hardly does justice to the situation to say that what we are facing is not a pretty picture.

What I want

From Israel: “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide!!“

February 4, 2021

I am ever mindful of the blessings that are ours, and would never, ever suggest that hope be abandoned.  Jews survive on hope,

From Israel: “Because We Must!!”

January 27, 2021

First order of concern: We must stay in touch with news of significance, even – or especially – if it is unsettling or

From Israel: “Hatred”

January 24, 2021

The Jewish tradition warns strongly against baseless hatred (sinat chinam) and its dire consequences. Now we are watching it destroy a once great

From Israel: “We Must, Must Get Our Act Together!!”

January 19, 2021

It is almost upon us now: Joe Biden’s inauguration day.   

Whatever the grief, the incredible frustration, the conviction that this should not

From Israel: “Live: An American Tragedy”

January 14, 2021

Had someone described to me, just months ago, what is going on now in the US, I would have scoffed and said it

From Israel: “Can America Be Saved??!!”

January 10, 2021

It is no less than a tragedy: We are watching a once great nation unravel.  

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But this unraveling didn’t start last