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The Ghetto Mentality Award for 2013

22 Tammuz 5773 – June 30, 2013
It goes to Rabbi Yosef Antebi, the beaten Amsterdam rabbi.

Natan Sharansky Worries about US Jews

20 Tammuz 5773 – June 27, 2013
Our biggest problem today is the future of American Jews -- 41% of world Jewry.

Sharon Stone – The Evil of Beauty

18 Tammuz 5773 – June 26, 2013
Trust us, Sharon - if there was a way we could have made peace in the last 65 years, we would have done it.

Shouldering the Pain

17 Tammuz 5773 – June 25, 2013
I was directed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem where I donated bone marrow and learned a bunch of new words.

Stupidly Blind and Blindly Stupid

16 Tammuz 5773 – June 24, 2013
The attacker was probably blinded by hatred because he missed one key factor.

Bibi Netanyahu – in Translation

13 Tammuz 5773 – June 21, 2013
He's quick-thinking, very intelligent, and dynamic.

Bill Clinton on Them and Us

13 Tammuz 5773 – June 20, 2013
To the Arabs, we will always be "them."

Tomorrow 2013 – Tony Blair’s Vision

12 Tammuz 5773 – June 19, 2013
My problem with Tony Blair is that when it comes to Israel…suddenly the naiveté comes through.

England… So Many Thoughts

9 Tammuz 5773 – June 17, 2013
For now, I want to write about the hotels where I stayed here.

Security, Then, Now, Here, There

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
How shocking now to think that two of my sons are older than that young man was then...

How Old is Your City?

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
Old, for someone who is in Jerusalem daily, is not a good measuring factor.

Leaving Israel – a First Impression

My first impression of leaving was tremendous pride - reinforced later when I landed in Rome Airport.

What a Stone Can Do

21 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
It's time to let the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) protect our citizens.

Sirens and Erie Thoughts in Israel

19 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
I listened to what was supposed to symbolize a massive missile attack - sirens wailing all over Israel.

Life in Israel: A Complaint to Egged

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
While there are many heartwarming tales told about Egged, sadly, the less than amazing is often more the norm.

Who Firebombs a Grave?

13 Sivan 5773 – May 21, 2013
The area around Rachel's Tomb has been fortified, cement barriers erected to protect those wishing to pray beside her grave.

A Message to Ahmadinejad

8 Sivan 5773 – May 16, 2013
A response to Ahmadinejad's vitriol from a Jew of Persian descent.

Being Intellectually Honest

4 Sivan 5773 – May 12, 2013
The upcoming President's Conference has a rich list of speakers and unlike some others, I personally don't think Stephen Hawking will be missed.

A Free Jerusalem, From 1967 Until Forever

28 Iyyar 5773 – May 8, 2013
If anyone is restricted in Jerusalem today - it is we Jews, who are not allowed to move our lips in a whispered prayer, on the Temple Mount. But for today, I will think of the greater celebration.

Israel and the Kobyashi Maru

27 Iyyar 5773 – May 6, 2013
What do you do when you find yourself in a no-win position?

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