On the other hand

April 19, 2020 by Michael Kuttner
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We have just successfully navigated through a locked-down Passover and now face a still uncertain future.

On the seventh day of the Festival (in Israel) the Torah portion which is read details the Israelites crossing the Sea of Reeds and their subsequent singing of the song giving praise to God for having saved them from the genocidal intentions of the pursuing Egyptian army.

This was indeed a great miracle. Given the fact that our politicians have still not managed to set aside their personal and egotistical impediments, it would seem that a miracle of similar proportions is urgently needed in order to finally establish a governing coalition.

Where is our modern-day Moses who will show true selfless leadership in the face of mounting threats?

If we ignore for a few moments the pathetic antics of our elected representatives we can thank goodness still find plenty of good news to report in the midst of health, economic and political challenges.


Amidst a national and worldwide shortage of suitable masks an Israeli developed solution has come to the rescue.


First responders and health workers are in the firing line when it comes to protecting themselves against catching the coronavirus. This challenge has been tackled by amongst others Israel’s national emergency responders Magen David Adom.


What happens if individuals with psychiatric problems catch the virus? Ideally, they need special treatment and once again Israel has come up with a quick answer.


The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem coordinated a massive pre Passover campaign supported by supporters in many countries (including China) to provide and deliver food supplies to homebound seniors and holocaust survivors.


It is highly unlikely that you will have seen this in your local media. Despite massive challenges Israel once again manages to forge ahead and achieve unbelievable things.

Have a good week and stay safe.

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