It’s been over 3 years since I wrote my last post here. I’m in a different place now. But yesterday managed to push me enough to take to my blog. And besides, I find myself with some spare time, so why not? Turning on my phone after Shabbat (the Jewish sabbath) on Saturday night, I […]

If Israelis were prone to saying “I told you so”, just about now we would be calling on the leaders of France to exercise restraint in the face of the horrific terror attacks which took place there on Friday night. We would also call on both sides to refrain from violence and to immediately sit […]

As I write these words, numerous ambulance and police sirens sound once again outside my window in Jerusalem. It seems like the sirens haven’t stopped in over a week. I don’t know what the rest of the world is hearing about the situation in Israel. I haven’t been following the international press. It’s hard enough […]

Over the past week, we marked two important Jewish dates. On Sunday, we mourned Tish’a Be’av, the ninth of the Jewish month of Av, on which the two Jewish Temples were destroyed, the first by the Babylonian Empire in 586 BCE and the second by the Roman Empire in 70 CE. On Thursday, we marked […]

This week, the main topic is Iran, Iran and again, Iran. And some more Iran. The United States signed a ridiculous agreement with Iran, in which they basically capitulated to all of Iran’s demands, removed sanctions and paved the way for the most dangerous country in the world to acquire the means for destroying the […]

The discussion these days is about the nuclear deal with Iran. I don’t think it needs explaining that any deal that allows Iran even the slightest chance of acquiring a nuclear weapon is seriously bad. This is the regime that has outwardly declared that it would wipe Israel of the Earth, and is also directing […]

I’m calling this week’s post a double feature because due to army reserve duty last week, I didn’t have time to post last week’s post. Yes, here in Israel we have army reserve duty. Army service is mandatory for all high school graduates (with some exceptions)- three years for boys, two for girls. After that, […]

The big scandal of the past few days has been the question of whether or not the Israeli government should be funding cultural events even though they go against the core principles of the country. Education Minister Naftali Bennet removed a play from the list of plays subsidized by the Ministry for showing to schools, […]

The Jerusalem Light Festival has been taking place in the Old City of Jerusalem for 7 years. Every year, for one week in June, the Old City is transformed into a brilliant light show, with thousands of people visiting the festival every night, crowding through the old cobbled alleys and walkways of the four quarters […]

This week, the “drizzle” of rocket fire continued in the south. Israelis are worried that we may have a repeat of last summer. And in the meantime, life goes on. This is what you missed this week: 1. June 2nd- if you thought Israel sends aid only to third world countries such as Nepal, guess […]