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

Learning from the painful past

September 11, 2020 by  

The anniversary of the outbreak of World War II has just passed and for Jews, in particular, it represents a grim reminder of lost opportunities and fateful decisions. Read more

On the other hand

September 6, 2020 by  

Schools are back and a collective sigh of relief from parents can be heard throughout the land. Read more

Misplaced euphoria and deceitful deceptions

September 4, 2020 by  

As though battling COVID 19 was not enough of a challenge, Israelis are now faced with a further two assaults on their equilibrium. Read more

Words do matter

August 28, 2020 by  

What is said does matter because words have consequences for good and evil. Read more

On the other hand

August 9, 2020 by  

This week we celebrated Tu B’Av – the Jewish Festival of love. Read more

Midsummer madness

August 7, 2020 by  

Dictionary definition: “foolish or extravagant behaviour supposed to occur during the summer.” Read more

On the other hand

August 2, 2020 by  

The long summer vacation has taken hold with soaring temperatures and restricted group activities owing to a resurgence of COVID 19. Read more

Over and out

July 31, 2020 by  

“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” Read more

Doubters, Deniers and Detractors

July 24, 2020 by  

The nine days between Rosh Chodesh Av and Tisha B’Av of the Jewish calendar give us an ideal opportunity for introspection and a reality check on the state of our own lives as well as national aspirations and developments. Read more

On the other hand

July 18, 2020 by  

Amazing as it may seem, despite soaring COVID 19 cases, economic side effects, political dysfunction and threats of more lockdowns there is still some good news to report. Read more

Spot the shameful sham

July 17, 2020 by  

If ever you needed further proof that political hypocrisy and double standards reign supreme then this week should have provided ample evidence. Read more

On the other hand

July 13, 2020 by  

Israel has successfully launched an advanced satellite into earth orbit which will help to keep an eye on what is happening in our neighbourhood. Read more

Going Going Gone

July 10, 2020 by  

With COVID 19 resurgence, continuing international hypocrisy, sovereignty hyperventilation, mysterious Iranian explosions and PC thought police in some countries running rampant, there is plenty to comment about. Read more

On the other hand

July 5, 2020 by  

1 July 2020, when the sky was expected to fall and doomsday predictions descended like confetti, has been and gone. Read more


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

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