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

What is it that woke folk smoke?

May 21, 2021 by  

If truth be known woke folk don’t need to smoke anything in order to vilify Israel and by extension, Jews. Read more

On the other hand

May 18, 2021 by  

As I write these lines, rockets and explosions are reverberating in many parts of Israel. Read more

Hypocrites of the world unite

May 14, 2021 by  

“Hypocrites are those who apply to others the standards that they refuse to accept for themselves.” Read more

On the other hand

May 9, 2021 by  

Forget the political shenanigans currently enveloping those politicians still trying to cobble together an Israeli governing coalition. Read more

Preventable and predictable

May 7, 2021 by  

When tragedy strikes the often-heard explanation is that it was “an act of God” and therefore unforeseen and beyond the ability of humans to prevent it. Read more

On the other hand

May 2, 2021 by  

Great strides have been made in recent years to reduce the effects of pollution caused by waste disposal and polluting industries. Read more

How many times can one be fooled?

April 30, 2021 by  

Spoiler alert: If you are averse to politically incorrect thoughts it might be a good idea to stop reading. Read more

On the other hand

April 25, 2021 by  

Independence Day this year marked not only the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in the Land promised to us but also our liberation from the plague of Coronavirus. Read more

No way to go, Joe

April 23, 2021 by  

It was always a given that the Biden Administration would revert to Obama’s failed foreign policies. Read more

Rejewvination

April 16, 2021 by  

At least once a year on Yom Ha’Atzmaut those of us privileged to be living in the re-established Jewish Homeland can rejoice and give thanks for the wondrous miracles granted to us in our lifetime. Read more

On the other hand

April 12, 2021 by  

Spring is in the air, life is roaring back to some sort of normality after lockdowns and the skies are once again throbbing with the sound of planes coming and going to and from an opened airport. Read more

The longest surviving plague

April 9, 2021 by  

Yom Hashoah is commemorated after Passover and on the Hebrew date of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Read more

On the other hand

April 4, 2021 by  

The intermediate days of Passover have seen Israelis flock to the Kinneret, nature reserves and trails and enjoying the fresh outdoors. Read more

Mirror, mirror on the wall

April 2, 2021 by  

“Mirror mirror on the wall

Please can you differentiate

Between real and fake

Among them all.” Read more

On the other hand

March 31, 2021 by  

As predicted Israel will be in a state of limbo as our politicians scramble to cobble together a workable and stable coalition following the latest inconclusive elections. Read more

From slavery to sovereignty

March 26, 2021 by  

As we sit around the Seder table this year it will be an ideal opportunity to reflect on the real reason we are celebrating. Read more

On the other hand

March 21, 2021 by  

Tuesday 23 March is the day Israelis front up to the ballot box for the fourth attempt in recent times to elect a stable, coherent coalition. Read more

Time to start polishing the crystal ball

March 19, 2021 by  

“You can trust a crystal ball about as far as you can throw it.” Read more

On the other hand

March 14, 2021 by  

Spring is in the air which means that Pesach (Passover) is not far away. Read more

Liar, liar pants on fire

March 12, 2021 by  

“A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.” Read more

On the other hand

March 7, 2021 by  

The countdown to Election Day followed by Pesach (Passover) has begun. Read more

After the party is over

March 5, 2021 by  

The face masks have been taken off, the fancy dress costumes have been stored away and once again we are back to the real world. Read more

On the other hand

February 28, 2021 by  

We have reached an anniversary we would rather not have had to remember. Read more

Time to sober up

February 26, 2021 by  

On Shabbat Zachor we reminded ourselves again about the agenda of the Biblical Amalekites and on Purim we celebrate our escape from Persian genocidal catastrophe. Read more

On the other hand

February 21, 2021 by  

Every few years those of us living in higher elevations such as Gush Etzion, Jerusalem, upper Galilee and the Golan experience snow storms which bring life to a grinding halt. Read more

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