The Sunny side of the Wall

Savlanut and the Jewish heart

Savlanut and the Jewish heartBy: Cliff KellerThe collective Israeli psyche, if such a thing exists, is ambiguous, capricious, mysterious and odd. Israelis often demand “savlanut” (sahv lah NOOT), or patience, from others, for example, while most of them refuse to stand in line, honk at red lights in traffic as if to insist that they […]

Why another blog about Israel?

Why another blog about Israel?By:  Cliff KellerIn about one quarter of a second, a web search will currently return an astounding 191 million links in response to the query, “Israel blogs.” It would take nearly seven years to check them all if one were able to scan at one link per second, working day and […]