Political pandemic

January 1, 2021 by  

As though corona was not enough of a challenge, Israel is now faced with a pandemic of another kind. Read more

On the other hand

December 27, 2020 by  

It’s official – we are now hurtling towards elections on 23 March 2021. Read more

Appalling apathy and deliberate denial

December 25, 2020 by  

Albert Einstein, who knew a thing or two about human nature and behaviour, summed it up perfectly. Read more

On the other hand

December 20, 2020 by  

Elections are on the immediate horizon. Is this bad news or good news? Read more

Smoke and mirrors

December 18, 2020 by  

Just when you think that events can sink no lower or become more absurd, reality kicks in to prove that indeed there are still more depths to be plumbed. Read more

On the other hand

December 13, 2020 by  

This week it was announced that Israel will be returning to the moon. Read more

Side effects known and unknown

December 11, 2020 by  

“No action is without its side effects.”

This quote by the late Barry Commoner, an American cellular biologist, university professor and politician, succinctly sums up the situation we find ourselves in these days. Read more

On the other hand

December 6, 2020 by  

It has been a great week for Israeli sportsmen and sportswomen. Read more

Dubious diplomacy

December 4, 2020 by  

Is it better to rely on diplomatic negotiations or instead to take direct action which promises a far more promising outcome? Is a judicious combination of both more guaranteed to provide success? Read more

On the other hand

November 29, 2020 by  

Amidst all the hoopla over potential covid vaccines, another medical leap forward by Israeli researchers has been announced. Read more

Narishkeit

November 27, 2020 by  

Yiddish is a most expressive language which often defies perfect translation into English as well as conveying its emotional intent. Read more

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

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