Force Zvika and the “virtue” of Israeli contrariness, a remembrance…

Native Israelis’ perhaps most annoying vice may also be their nation’s saving grace

Keeping the rules

— By Cliff Keller — Israelis got a scolding on Saturday evening. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret in reporting “a change in direction” in Israel’s fight to halt the spread of COVID 19.

Something new under the sun?

- By Cliff Keller — Just before dawn some mornings during the days leading up to Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, the highest hill in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ir Ganim has been visited by handfuls of Orthodox Jews who faced the Old City and prayed. Though...

Mothers of the Faith

– By Corry – Then we ponder the Proverbs 31 model—you know the one—the modern-day Gal Gadot Wonder Woman that no one can compare to even on our best days… do we stop to consider that this portion of scripture is not really speaking of the encapsulating of just one woman?

Manis, Pedis, Abundant Life

- By Cliff Keller - The feminine name Nadia is common in Mediterranean countries, in Eastern Europe, parts of Russia and the Arab world. In many Slavic languages, Nadia means hope. The Arabic variant, Nadiyyah, means tender and delicate. But there was nothing hopeful,...

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Keeping the rules

Keeping the rules

— By Cliff Keller — Israelis got a scolding on Saturday evening. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret in reporting “a change in direction” in Israel’s fight to halt the spread of COVID 19.

Something new under the sun?

Something new under the sun?

- By Cliff Keller — Just before dawn some mornings during the days leading up to Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, the highest hill in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ir Ganim has been visited by handfuls of Orthodox Jews who faced the Old City and prayed. Though...

Mothers of the Faith

Mothers of the Faith

– By Corry – Then we ponder the Proverbs 31 model—you know the one—the modern-day Gal Gadot Wonder Woman that no one can compare to even on our best days… do we stop to consider that this portion of scripture is not really speaking of the encapsulating of just one woman?

Manis, Pedis, Abundant Life

Manis, Pedis, Abundant Life

- By Cliff Keller - The feminine name Nadia is common in Mediterranean countries, in Eastern Europe, parts of Russia and the Arab world. In many Slavic languages, Nadia means hope. The Arabic variant, Nadiyyah, means tender and delicate. But there was nothing hopeful,...

Boris Johnson – Is He Good for the Jews?

Boris Johnson – Is He Good for the Jews?

- By Elizabeth Cohen-Bond -  The same Liberal-Conservative divides among Jews are at work in the UK as in the USA. Putting that divide aside, what makes Boris Johnson tick when it comes to protecting British Jews from rising antisemitism and what might we expect from...

Yeshua on binge – A look at: The Chosen

Yeshua on binge – A look at: The Chosen

Yeshua on binge - A look at: The Chosen - By Joe Miterko -Growing up, I heard the Shabbat school version of Yeshua’s miracles and parables. Cool stuff! It is fun to demonstrate a sea that is slippery and my friend playing Yeshua pretending to catch me. Also cool...

The Plagues, The Jews and COVID-19

The Plagues, The Jews and COVID-19

The Plagues, The Jews and COVID-19- By Oliver J. Melnick - In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the world in unprecedented ways, the Jewish people are again in the crosshair for several reasons. We are described as dying from the virus because we...

Change, shortages and substitutions

Change, shortages and substitutions

By Cliff Keller — During Israel’s ongoing coronavirus lockdown, a refreshing, cooperative spirit, albeit mandated by law, seems to have caught on in the Land. Despite our new restrictions, Israelis are permitted to eat, drink, walk their dogs and take (prescription)...

(Black and) Blue and White

(Black and) Blue and White

By Cliff Keller — We have been misinformed. Recent events suggest that the world’s oldest pastime, if not profession, contrary to longstanding claims to the contrary, must surely be criticism. Criticism’s probable precedence over all other human pursuits makes perfect...

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