On the other hand

September 19, 2021 by  

By the time you read this the sound of hammering and electric drills will be heard the length and breadth of Israel. Read more

Yomai Hadin – Days of Judgement

September 17, 2021 by  

We have, according to Jewish tradition, ten days in which we can hope to alter any Divine decree made about us on Rosh Hashanah. Read more

On the other hand

September 5, 2021 by  

Shana Tova – may this coming year be one in which we vanquish the corona plague, we can all return to normal communal activities and joyous occasions can be celebrated together. Read more

One step forward and two steps back

September 3, 2021 by  

It’s that time of the (Jewish) year again when we take stock of the past and pray for a better future in the year ahead. Read more

Imbecilic insanity

August 27, 2021 by  

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is reported as having called the American Administration’s total pullout from Afghanistan as imbecilic. Read more

On the other hand

August 22, 2021 by  

Having done very well at the recent Olympic Games, Israel is now eagerly looking forward to the forthcoming Paralympics. Read more

Questionable friends

August 21, 2021 by  

“In life, we never lose friends, we only learn who the TRUE ones are.” Read more

On the other hand

August 15, 2021 by  

Experts warn us that the climate is changing and temperatures are rising worldwide. Read more

Whistling in the wind

August 13, 2021 by  

Trying unsuccessfully to change something which cannot be changed is the simple meaning of “whistling in the wind.” Read more

On the other hand

August 8, 2021 by  

Israel may not be a world power in the sporting arena but nevertheless, our sportspeople at the Tokyo Olympics still managed to bring home some coveted medals. Read more

Band-aids don’t work

August 6, 2021 by  

Trying to staunch major traumas with band-aids is a losing strategy. Read more

On the other hand

August 1, 2021 by  

Temperatures are soaring, Ben & Jerry’s is melting and Israelis are taking their families away to exotic places for a vacation. Read more

Boycotters’ fiesta

July 30, 2021 by  

Fiestas originated in pagan traditions and became celebrated events under Spanish rule. Read more

On the other hand

July 25, 2021 by  

Boycotts are all the flavour of the week with Ben & Jerry’s freezing their ice creams in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Read more

Remembering Zion

July 23, 2021 by  

As I sat listening to the recitation of Lamentations (Eichah) and various kinot this Tisha B’Av, I couldn’t help thinking what a difference a couple of millennia can make. Read more

On the other hand

July 18, 2021 by  

A recent report mentioned that Israel is among the leading countries in the development and usage of artificial intelligence. Read more

Inaction invites inevitable ramifications

July 16, 2021 by  

Kicking the can down the road is a popular ploy of politicians. Read more

On the other hand

July 11, 2021 by  

This week we welcome Israel’s incoming President, Yitzhak Herzog, and say thanks to outgoing President, Reuven Rivlin. Read more

Which promised land?

July 9, 2021 by  

The Fourth of July anniversary this week has turned out to be a somewhat more auspicious time for soul searching among many Jews than has been the case in past years. Read more

On the other hand

July 4, 2021 by  

It looks as though international travel and tourism are going to take quite a time to return to pre-pandemic levels. Read more

Missing links

July 2, 2021 by  

Great excitement has broken out following the discovery in Israel of prehistoric bones identified as Homo Nesher Ramla, a hitherto unknown species of human. Read more

On the other hand

June 27, 2021 by  

The long summer school holidays have arrived and students are enjoying their release from lessons following a year marked by corona lockdowns and disrupted studies. Read more

Countering consistent deceit

June 25, 2021 by  

When was the last time you heard or read a full-blooded counterattack against the daily barrage of lies aimed at Israel? Read more

On the other hand

June 20, 2021 by  

They are off and running. The only question is will they make it to the finishing line? Read more

Midsummer Nights’ Dreams

June 18, 2021 by  

It may not yet be midsummer in Israel but the dreams or nightmares, depending on your political preferences, have already burst forth, domestically and internationally. Read more

On the other hand

June 13, 2021 by  

Will they or won’t they? Read more

Anticipated agendas

June 11, 2021 by  

Last Shabbat as the weekly portion of the Torah, Shelach, was being read I couldn’t help thinking about the uncanny similarities between the scouts who rubbished the Promised Land and today’s denigrators. Read more

On the other hand

June 6, 2021 by  

Now that the missiles from Gaza have ceased (at least until the next round) and post corona life is returning to normal good news can start flowing again. Read more

Blinken blunders and other balagan

June 4, 2021 by  

For those uninitiated in the nuances of modern Israeli discourse, balagan loosely translated means chaos or fiasco. Read more

Until we meet again

May 28, 2021 by  

Listening to the inane babble emanating from politicians and international groups following the so-called Gaza ceasefire reminds me of the opening lines of the song made famous by Dame Vera Lynn during the blitz. Read more

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