July 3, 2020 by  

This word in Ivrit means “secret.” However, in the context of this opinion piece, it is an abbreviation for Same Old Deceptions.  Read more

On the other hand

June 28, 2020 by  

After a confusing and frustrating term, thanks to the coronavirus students are finally enjoying their long summer break.  Read more


June 26, 2020 by  

This Yiddish word can be roughly translated as “shameful” and “disgrace.” Read more

On the other hand

June 21, 2020 by  

Another week and despite mayhem overseas yet more interesting and positive news from Israel has surfaced which somehow most probably escaped the attention of the general media. Read more

Gone With The Wind

June 19, 2020 by  

Surveying the chaos currently enveloping many countries one can only conclude that insanity has become the new norm. Read more

On the other hand

June 14, 2020 by  

Summer has kicked in with a vengeance but this year promises to be different from all others.  Read more

(Un) lawful?

June 12, 2020 by  

Since 1948 the UN and its associated institutions have never lost an opportunity to condemn Israel for one form of “unlawful” behaviour or another. Read more

On the other hand

June 7, 2020 by  

Schools are back and so is the coronavirus. Read more

Seismic Rumbles

June 5, 2020 by  

Instability amidst signs of upheavals, eruptions and impending chaos seem currently to be the order of the day. Read more

On the other Hand

May 31, 2020 by  

Life is very slowly and cautiously returning to normal albeit with wearing of masks and social distancing still a requirement.  Read more


May 28, 2020 by  

From Passover until the Festival of Shavuot, Jews worldwide have been counting the days and weeks that have elapsed.  Read more

On the other hand

May 24, 2020 by  

We have shattered all records with our latest sharav heatwave which has arrived earlier than usual and is recording soaring temperatures. Read more

Unfinished business

May 22, 2020 by  

Fifty-three years ago on the 28th Iyar of the Hebrew calendar the old city of Jerusalem was liberated from illegal Jordanian control. Read more

On the other hand

May 18, 2020 by  

Mazal Tov, we finally have a new Government sworn into office. Read more

Incoming waves

May 15, 2020 by  

Every expert is now talking about an expected second wave of the coronavirus as most of us ease slowly out of the current crisis. Read more

On the other hand

May 10, 2020 by  

How quickly do we return to a normal routine after the coronavirus seems to wane? Read more

Courting controversies

May 8, 2020 by  

With the coronavirus crisis in Israel at the moment seemingly under control, attention is now focusing on several other developing dramas. Read more

On the other hand

May 3, 2020 by  

We have successfully survived our lone Seder and the week of Passover, mourned our fallen soldiers and civilians despite IDF cemeteries being closed to the public and celebrated Yom Ha’Atzmaut in a virtual manner. Read more

Is there ever a right time?

May 1, 2020 by  

Israelis this week remember all those who lost their lives so that Jewish sovereignty could once again be guaranteed followed by celebrations to commemorate that historic event in 1948. Read more

On the other hand

April 26, 2020 by  

At a time when we are facing an invisible enemy and everyone is in lockdown the commemorations of Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron plus the celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut remind us that the Jewish People have faced worse crises in the past and have successfully overcome them. Read more

Time to “get over it?”

April 24, 2020 by  

Yom Hashoah, the annual commemoration of the Holocaust, takes place every year in Israel and elsewhere immediately after Passover. Read more

On the other hand

April 19, 2020 by  

We have just successfully navigated through a locked-down Passover and now face a still uncertain future. Read more

Corona casualties and other symptoms

April 17, 2020 by  

Apart from the tragic toll of lives and devastated families this pandemic has also let loose ancient demons. Read more

On the other hand

April 5, 2020 by  

This Pesach millions of Jews throughout the world will be “home alone” as they sit down to celebrate the Seder and the entire week of the Festival. Read more

Why this night will definitely be different

April 3, 2020 by  

As Jewish families worldwide gather this year to celebrate the beginning of Pesach (Passover) there will be no need to ask why “is this night different from all other nights?” Read more

On the other hand

March 29, 2020 by  

Scenes of stranded backpackers at airports and remote places throughout the world have featured on news bulletins as the coronavirus pandemic takes hold. Read more

No worries mate

March 27, 2020 by  

The coronavirus pandemic has produced some amazing and heartwarming moments as health workers and others literally put their lives on the line in an endeavour to combat this plague. Read more

On the other hand

March 22, 2020 by  

An eerie silence prevails as Israelis hunker down and prepare to ride out an uncertain future. Read more

Unchartered territory

March 20, 2020 by  

Much is made of the fact that the coronavirus pandemic now spreading chaos worldwide is something unprecedented. Read more

On the other hand

March 15, 2020 by  

Israel is in lockdown with most flights from and into the country cancelled and anyone returning from overseas required to self-quarantine for two weeks. Read more

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