A small Hanukah tradition, a lot of Jewish defiance.

Hanukah is not a holiday of the Jewish religion, it is a holiday of the Jewish people. Although not really considered a religious holiday, it is a holiday of miracles. We’re complicated that way. The Hanukah miracle most people focus on is that of the oil that lasted eight days when it should only have … More A small Hanukah tradition, a lot of Jewish defiance.

I laugh at their rage

Incredulously, the France 24 commentator asked their Israel correspondent: “Don’t the Israelis care that the whole world is against the Jerusalem declaration?!” His wide-eyed expression and astonished tone were so ridiculous, I burst out laughing. On December 6th, 2017, US President Donald J. Trump declared that the United States officially recognizes the fact that Jerusalem … More I laugh at their rage

Listening to a living legend – Israeli singer Yehoram Gaon

His voice is now a shadow of the spine-tingling hair raising, rich sound his throat once produced. The small man with the huge smile that was standing on stage, in front of me, is a living legend. That is why the audience came. Most were already aware that he can no longer sing like he … More Listening to a living legend – Israeli singer Yehoram Gaon

An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel

Dear people of Sutherland Springs,  I am writing to you, from Israel, to tell you that I see you. Halfway around the world, with enough worries of our own, it was heart-breaking to hear of the devastating shooting in your community. We know what it means to have our loved ones ripped from us. I … More An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel

Is Facebook purposely building an anti-Semitic community?

Last night I discovered that I had been banned from posting on Facebook. The reason? A post I wrote, on my own timeline, in response to this video. I had questions for Mr. Johnson regarding his statement towards the end of the video: “but also, of course, respect for the suffering and injustice experienced by … More Is Facebook purposely building an anti-Semitic community?