The power of words

July 19, 2019 by  

How many still recall the old saying some of our parents taught us when we were children that “sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?” Read more

On the other hand

July 14, 2019 by  

What a contrast. At the same time that the Palestinian Arab Authority increases its payments to “martyrs” and murderers of Israelis incarcerated in Israeli jails it pleads poverty and appeals to the international community for more money. Read more

For everything there is a season

July 12, 2019 by  

There are certain times in our lives when momentous events are destined to occur. Read more

On the other hand

July 7, 2019 by  

Climate change “experts” are predicting doom and gloom as they have been doing for many years now. Read more

Unearthing the evidence

July 5, 2019 by  

Definition of archaeology: “the study of human history and prehistory through the excavations of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.” Read more

On the other hand

June 30, 2019 by  

In addition to cutting edge technological achievements, Israel is also a country where miraculous events occur and history is made and rediscovered. Read more

It’s not the money, honey

June 28, 2019 by  

One would have thought by now everyone might have woken up to the fact that it is not a lack of money which prevents peace from breaking out between Israel and the PLO. Read more

On the other hand

June 23, 2019 by  

In Israel, the long summer school vacation is about to commence. Read more

Carrots or sticks

June 21, 2019 by  

Definition: a policy of offering a combination of reward and punishment to induce good behaviour. Read more

On the other hand

June 16, 2019 by  

Like the endless blue skies and soaring temperatures of an Israeli summer, the daily dose of amazing positive achievements makes us aware that good news does occur even if you do not read or hear about in your local media. Read more

Enough already

June 14, 2019 by  

Anonymous quote: “There is a time to be nice and there is a time to say enough already.” Read more

On the other hand

June 10, 2019 by  

Resilience has always been the hallmark of the Jewish People. Read more

Scam alert

June 7, 2019 by  

“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten and the lie became the truth” – George Orwell 1984. Read more

On the other hand

June 2, 2019 by  

Despite the best intentions of our politicians to deprive pensioners, health, welfare and education of millions of shekels by scheduling yet another unwanted election there are still scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs working to develop cutting edge technologies. Read more

Repeats, reruns and recycled

May 31, 2019 by  

History repeats itself in almost every generation. The same endless assertions and accusations are rerun and recycled by politicians and media alike. Read more

On the other hand

May 26, 2019 by  

Summer has kicked in with a vengeance and temperatures are soaring. Read more

What’s in it for us?

May 24, 2019 by  

Anyone who has shopped at or toured around the famous Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, commonly known as the “shuk”, will recall the cacophony of noise which accompanies the frenetic effort of shopkeepers as they try to attract customers to their stall. Read more

On the other hand

May 19, 2019 by  

Independence Day festivities are behind us and Eurovision mania has taken over Tel Aviv if not the rest of the country. Read more

Beware of the small print

May 17, 2019 by  

Most of us know that it is the small print which very often determines the real meaning and intent of any document or political statement. Read more

Intolerable insanity

May 10, 2019 by  

If your country was bombarded by over seven hundred missiles would you expect universal world condemnation or calls for restraint and diplomacy? Read more

On the other hand

May 6, 2019 by  

As we swing from sadness & solemn remembrance on Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron to unrestrained joy on Yom Ha’Atzmaut we can take immense pride at the world breaking achievements which Israel has produced in the space of a mere seven decades. Read more

Pain and joy – tragedy and triumph

May 5, 2019 by  

Like so many times in our people’s long journey, from a small family in pagan surroundings through exile and slavery to liberation and the beginnings of a nation in its own land, the rebirth of Jewish sovereignty in our time was accompanied by painful sacrifices. Read more

On the other hand

April 28, 2019 by  

Hopefully, we have safely navigated Pesach, enjoyed the culinary delights offered and marvelled at the miracles which enabled our ancestors to arrive as a newly forged nation to the Promised Land. Read more

Fact or Fiction?

April 27, 2019 by  

Who would have thought that a mere seventy-four years after the Holocaust, large numbers of people in many countries would either be ignorant of or disbelieve that this ever occurred? Read more

On the other hand

April 22, 2019 by  

It took forty years for the Israelites to make the journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. Read more

Deal of the century

April 19, 2019 by  

As Jews worldwide gather to commemorate their ancestors’ deliverance from bondage it is only appropriate that we contemplate exactly what it is we are remembering. Read more

On the other hand

April 13, 2019 by  

The elections may be over but the hard work of establishing a viable coalition has only just begun. Read more

Judgment Day – Yom Ha’din

April 12, 2019 by  

From the High Holyday liturgy: “who shall be exalted and who shall be brought low.” Read more

Shalom Chaver

April 7, 2019 by  

Just over a year ago we had the pleasure of hosting Rabbi John Levi, Emeritus Rabbi of TempleBeth Israel in Melbourne, at our home in Efrat…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

On the other hand

April 7, 2019 by  

Whether we have more of the same or forge ahead on new paths is in the hands of the voters every few years. Read more

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