Don’t. Just don’t. Sometimes kindly meant words are the worst. On May 8th Trump pulled out of the disastrous Iran Deal. Almost immediately afterward Israeli citizens were warned that there would likely be an attack from Iranians based in Syria and communities in the Golan were instructed to make sure their bomb shelters were open. … More Don’t tell me to “stay safe”’
Whoever would have thought that manger scenes and mall Santas could become a topic of contention in America? That saying “Merry Christmas” is becoming taboo in some circles? Wow. I spent the first decade and a half of my life in America. Most of my neighbors were Christian, not Jewish. They put up Christmas lights … More My Jewish perspective on the “War on Christmas”
Yes. I said it. Don’t jump on me, hear me out. This is not about being derogatory to an entire culture, this is about a little discussed but very dangerous trend that is effecting the entire world. Yes. This is a generalization. Again – this is NOT about individuals, it’s about a culture. To clarify … More The Arab world has an empathy problem
The latest Islamic State video is entitled “to the sons of Jews”. It is a message directed not at Jews in general but specifically at Israelis. It begins with a child surfing the web, images of a soldier stopping a child at a checkpoint, the Israeli flag and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then Facebook – … More To the sons of Jews (and the White House)
It is shocking that so many young Westerners leave their homes to join the Islamic State. Why would they want to belong to such an obviously murderous and vicious group of people?! From a marketing perspective it makes sense. The answer is simple: advertising. Advertising works. We all know that. We also know that advertising … More A marketer’s perspective: ISIS propaganda and why it works
Surrounded, they know that they are the last hope. The fighters, few against many, prepare for the last stand… The dark forces swarm around their town. They have breached the perimeters and are already inside, advancing. The dark forces grow in numbers. Although the fighters have killed many, the dark ones keep coming. Their weapons … More The ones that confront death
The Basilica of the Annunciation is one of the most important places in Christendom. It is located in Nazareth (Israel) and was built over an archaeological find, ruins of an ancient home thought to belong to Mary, mother of Christ. According to tradition this is where the Annunciation took place. Actually there are two Churches … More I’m Jewish. Why should I care about the Basilica of the Annunciation?