On the other hand

November 22, 2020 by  

Welcome news on several fronts greeted Israelis this week. Read more

Stretching credibility to the limit

November 20, 2020 by  

This past week provided further proof that credibility can be stretched to almost infinite lengths. Read more

On the other hand

November 14, 2020 by  

On the virus front, there has been good news with promising trials of COVID vaccines overseas and locally. Read more

Fatally flawed dead ends

November 13, 2020 by  

When one has traversed down a dead-end road in the past and discovered that it leads nowhere but to dangerous territory, it is inconceivable that at some later time the same journey should once again be attempted. Read more

On the other hand

November 8, 2020 by  

We face an age of uncertainty unprecedented in recent times. Read more

Double double toil and trouble

November 6, 2020 by  

The witches’ incantation from Macbeth succinctly describes the developing chaos now facing many citizens in various countries. Read more

On the other hand

November 1, 2020 by  

If you happen to be living in the UK, Australia or New Zealand, 5 November is a time to enjoy firework displays as Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated. Read more

Hobson’s choice

October 30, 2020 by  

Tuesday 3 November 2020 presents American voters with a dilemma as they cast their ballots in one of the craziest elections in the history of the United States of America. Read more

On the other hand

October 25, 2020 by  

This week there was a very brief period of showers in Jerusalem which heralded a foretaste of what we all hope will be another beneficial rainy season. Read more

How much worse can it get?

October 23, 2020 by  

On the evidence so far we are already facing a new (Jewish) year which is plumbing the depths of insanity and unbelievable imbecility. Read more

On the other hand

October 18, 2020 by  

We have just prayed for rain (in Israel) and already one can discern a change in the weather. Read more

March of Folly

October 16, 2020 by  

Now that the Chagim (Festivals) are over most people are looking forward to a new year devoid of past follies and one which will somehow fulfil their craving for a more balanced and normal life. Read more

On the other hand

October 12, 2020 by  

By the time you read this the Festivals of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah will be ending or have already finished. Read more

Back to the beginning

October 9, 2020 by  

Every year at this time without fail the annual cycle of Torah readings takes us back to the very beginning. Read more

On the other hand

September 27, 2020 by  

This Yom Kippur will be like no other we have ever observed. Read more

BC and CE

September 25, 2020 by  

Last Pesach (Passover) we experienced the first taste of life in the shadow of a lockdown. Read more

On the other hand

September 21, 2020 by  

The High Holydays this year in Israel will be remembered for two events impacting all of us whether we like it or not. Read more

Time to reboot

September 18, 2020 by  

When your electronic device refuses to function properly quite often the best solution is to reboot it. Read more

On the other hand

September 13, 2020 by  

We seem to be exceeding a series of records at the moment. Read more

Learning from the painful past

September 11, 2020 by  

The anniversary of the outbreak of World War II has just passed and for Jews, in particular, it represents a grim reminder of lost opportunities and fateful decisions. Read more

On the other hand

September 6, 2020 by  

Schools are back and a collective sigh of relief from parents can be heard throughout the land. Read more

Misplaced euphoria and deceitful deceptions

September 4, 2020 by  

As though battling COVID 19 was not enough of a challenge, Israelis are now faced with a further two assaults on their equilibrium. Read more

Words do matter

August 28, 2020 by  

What is said does matter because words have consequences for good and evil. Read more

On the other hand

August 9, 2020 by  

This week we celebrated Tu B’Av – the Jewish Festival of love. Read more

Midsummer madness

August 7, 2020 by  

Dictionary definition: “foolish or extravagant behaviour supposed to occur during the summer.” Read more

On the other hand

August 2, 2020 by  

The long summer vacation has taken hold with soaring temperatures and restricted group activities owing to a resurgence of COVID 19. Read more

Over and out

July 31, 2020 by  

“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” Read more

Doubters, Deniers and Detractors

July 24, 2020 by  

The nine days between Rosh Chodesh Av and Tisha B’Av of the Jewish calendar give us an ideal opportunity for introspection and a reality check on the state of our own lives as well as national aspirations and developments. Read more

On the other hand

July 18, 2020 by  

Amazing as it may seem, despite soaring COVID 19 cases, economic side effects, political dysfunction and threats of more lockdowns there is still some good news to report. Read more

Spot the shameful sham

July 17, 2020 by  

If ever you needed further proof that political hypocrisy and double standards reign supreme then this week should have provided ample evidence. Read more

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