On the other hand

November 7, 2021 by  

The days may be getting shorter and the temperatures may be dropping but Israel’s groundbreaking innovations keep coming despite the change of seasons. Read more

Fault lines

November 5, 2021 by  

For as many years as I can remember experts have been predicting that we are overdue for “the big one.” Read more

On the other hand

October 31, 2021 by  

While thousands of Australians and New Zealanders are stranded overseas, for over a year in some cases, Israelis are free to leave and return to the Promised Land. Read more

Rock Solid

October 29, 2021 by  

The term “rock solid” can be described as something or someone you can trust not to change or disappear. Read more

On the other hand

October 24, 2021 by  

There is a noticeable change in the air as we transition from the endless sunny days of summer to the gathering clouds of autumn, lowering temperatures and the uncertainties of winter. Read more

Incoming high tide warning

October 22, 2021 by  

The high priests of climate change are predicting that in the near future we may be engulfed by rising ocean levels. Read more

On the other hand

October 17, 2021 by  

Israel is a country of striking contrasts in climate and geography, in its ethnicities and faiths. Read more

Useful Yidiots

October 15, 2021 by  

One of the best definitions I have seen of the term, “useful idiots” is One who is seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause through their ‘naive’ attempts to be a force for good. Read more

On the other hand

October 10, 2021 by  

It looks as though the 4th wave of the Coronavirus plague is waning in Israel and that has been achieved without lockdowns. Read more

Somewhere over the rainbow

October 8, 2021 by  

As we read in the Torah portion, Noach, the rainbow became a symbol that God would not destroy the world by flood again. Read more

On the other hand

October 3, 2021 by  

Whew – the holyday season is finished and the country is slowly returning to normal activity. Read more

Brick walls

October 1, 2021 by  

In our journey through life, we more often than not encounter brick walls. Read more

On the other hand

September 25, 2021 by  

We are in the midst of the intermediate days of Sukkot (the Festival of Tabernacles) when Israelis take to the road, nature parks are filled to capacity and schools are on vacation again. Read more

What’s in a name?

September 24, 2021 by  

The simple answer to this conundrum is – “quite a lot it seems.” Read more

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

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