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Rest in peace, Capt. Bacos

I never saw the movie “Entebbe” or, as history’s most audacious and daring military rescue operation was known to me in my Israeli childhood, “Mivtza...

Mrsool

I tend to think of smartphones as a way to avoid communication. Sometimes it’s easier to hail a ride through an app than talk to a dispatcher. Or order from an online...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #45

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #45, “Studying in order to act.” To acquire...

The Israeli people are still ‘with the Golan’

Sometimes, the best deals are the ones you don’t make. The news that Hezbollah is seeking to establish a cell in the Golan Heights from bases in Syria without the...

Math, art and Purim

I’ve always adored hamantaschen. Over the years, I’ve experimented here and there, but usually I stick to the traditional old-school fillings of mohn (poppyseed),...

Forgotten Land

Forgotten Land is about East Prussia, once the powerhouse of Imperial Germany, now a run-down Russian exclave, as well as parts of Eastern Poland and Western Lithuania....

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #44

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #44, “Studying in Order to Teach.” To study...

Bibi or Tibi?

He’s done it again. After being called out for allegedly employing racist incitement against Israeli Arabs during election campaigns, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Electoral College

The electoral college has gotten a bad rap recently, but I for one think it’s a brilliant institution. Our founding fathers designed a way to elect our chief executive...

Horse-trading

When decrying democracy, a line often heard is that Hitler was elected democratically. While that is true, many who say it may not understand how Hitler democratically...