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The lines of Obama

Most of us are familiar with the haunting portraits of Abraham Lincoln that were painted during his presidency, 1860-1864. Each year planted another thick crease on his...

Dead end in Gaza?

The argument is heard that Israel can only lose the current war against Hamas in Gaza, even if Israel wins militarily. Israel cannot uproot the Hamas ideology, no matter...

Israel’s Achilles? heel

“We can forgive you for killing our boys. We cannot forgive you for forcing us to kill yours.”— Golda Meir Why are there seemingly endless, repeated, Israeli military...

Full stop.

It’s not unusual for neighbors to have border wars. I myself have mediated between neighbors who disagreed about each others lifestyles in a way that affected their...

Discrepancies

The world is truly obsessed with the Arab-Israeli conflict. This can be illustrated best by how little the world seems to care about other violent nationalist conflicts....

Cautious Optimism: More signs of Israeli success now than against Hezbollah, 2006

There’s something not quite right about all the predictable responses to Israel’s long overdue, ferocious attack on Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. We hear that...

Endowments are not forever

The unimaginable sums of tzedakah lost by Bernard Madoff, not to mention the trillions lost in the stock market, set me to thinking about “secure” investments. My...

Modern day war calendar

While most Americans around me are on a consumerist binge, dealing with the excess of the holiday season and her aftermath, namely spectacular sales, Israel is living...

Stereotyping: Wounding with words

My friend Karen told me about an incident that happened to her recently which really hurt and angered her. It started out as a harmless Sunday morning junket to some...

Arnie Zaler – out and about in Israel?

This morning, looking at Failed Messiah – a blog dedicated to exposing corruption in the Orthodox world – a certain headline sent the alarm bells ringing:...