On the other hand

December 20, 2020 by Michael Kuttner
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Elections are on the immediate horizon. Is this bad news or good news?

As usual, there are many different opinions. In the meantime, life carries on in as normal a fashion as is possible amidst virus challenges.

This past week witnessed Morocco joining the growing list of Arab/Moslem countries who acknowledge the advantages to be gained by legitimizing relations with Israel.



 Like the original miracle of the oil, archaeologists have revealed just in time for Chanukah the discovery of an original lamp from the time of the Hasmoneans.

Unearthed in the City of David dig this exciting find once more validates the presence of the Jewish People in the city of Jerusalem.



When most people think of Israel, they envisage a small country consisting mainly of desert landscapes and densely inhabited cities on the coastal plain.

It could come as a surprise that in fact the country also boasts several mountains and mountainous regions with a rich biodiversity.





Who said that masks all had to look the same?

Israeli flair and innovation has produced a collection of fashionable masks designed not only for protection but also to provide the wearer with a fashion statement.





These days there is an app for almost anything.

To combat loneliness amongst the elderly during these days of lockdowns and restricted movement Israeli ingenuity has come to the rescue and is providing a lifeline for those who are housebound.




An amazing 14-year-old girl from my home city has become a European Taekwondo champion.

This religiously observant youngster has her sights already set on the 2028 Olympics which could present somewhat of a challenge as up until now the Olympic organizers have shown no inclination to accommodate Jewish religious sensibilities.

Given her determination, however, anything is possible.


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