Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) guide for the perplexed, 2019

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) guide for the perplexed, 2019

Facts and figures about the holiest day of the Jewish year., 10/8/2019, 5:18 AM
Clarifying the Palestine Saga

Clarifying the Palestine Saga

How 'Palestine’ is the Greek equivalent of ‘Israel'. And how the Anglo-Palestine Bank was established on February 27, 1902 as a subsidiary of the Jewish Colonial Trust, evolving into Bank Leumi., 9/7/2019, 11:35 PM
The most calamitous Jewish day

The most calamitous Jewish day

The Ninth Day of Av (August 10, 2019): Guide for the Perplexed  , 8/10/2019, 10:51 PM
The Saudi-Palestinian labyrinth

The Saudi-Palestinian labyrinth

The pro-Palestinian Saudi talk has diminished, increasingly replaced by an adversarial Saudi walk., 8/1/2019, 9:03 AM
Passover and the roots of the United States

Passover and the roots of the United States

The United States is based on the liberty proclaimed in the Bible. The message of Passover/Exodus is dominated by the theme of liberty., 4/25/2019, 4:02 PM
Arbor Day (Tu Bishvat) Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

Arbor Day (Tu Bishvat) Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

Jewish tradition stipulates a one-sentence-blessing before consuming any fruit. It also has laws for when those fruits can be eaten from a young tree and when a portion is to be donated to the Temple. Tu Bishvat is the line of demarcation for tithes., 1/21/2019, 9:06 AM
Hanukkah guide for the perplexed, 2018

Hanukkah guide for the perplexed, 2018

A primer based on the ancient Jewish sages and historical insights., 12/4/2018, 6:52 AM
The critical November 2018 mid-term US election

The critical November 2018 mid-term US election

After the elections, will Trump be a coattail – or an anchor chained – President?, 11/4/2018, 10:09 PM
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) guide for the perplexed, 2018

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) guide for the perplexed, 2018

From the Zohar to Senator Byrd, facts and miscellany about Sukkot., 9/22/2018, 7:39 PM
The Ayatollahs' clear and present threat to the USA

The Ayatollahs' clear and present threat to the USA

The architects of the July 2015 Iran Deal failed to realize that peaceful-coexistence and compliance with agreements, on the one hand, and the nature of the Ayatollahs, on the other hand, constitutes a classic oxymoron., 5/8/2018, 6:21 PM
US Palestinian policy – water or gasoline?

US Palestinian policy – water or gasoline?

The Israeli architects of the Oslo Accord – and their US partners – genuinely aimed at extinguishing fire, but failed to realize that their pumps were filled with gasoline, not water. A two-state solution is more of the same., 2/8/2018, 9:07 AM
Tu Bishvat Guide for the Perplexed

Tu Bishvat Guide for the Perplexed

The state of the roots determines the future of trees and human beings.  Healthy roots facilitate the blossoming of fruit/sprouts., 1/30/2018, 7:37 PM
The Jewish-Arab demographic about-face

The Jewish-Arab demographic about-face

Ignore the Cassandras. Israel is not facing a potential Arab demographic time bomb., 11/10/2017, 7:08 AM
Wake up America, Islamic terrorism targets you!

Wake up America, Islamic terrorism targets you!

The NYC bicycle-path-terror was consistent with the definition of terrorism - a systematic and deliberate targeting of civilians - aiming to erode the confidence of Americans in their country's homeland security forces., 11/5/2017, 7:57 AM
Yom Kippur: Guide for the perplexed 2017

Yom Kippur: Guide for the perplexed 2017

Enhance and improve is a key message of Yom Kippur. A primer for those who wish to learn about the significance of the fast. , 9/29/2017, 1:31 PM
Arabs marginalize the Palestinian issue 

Arabs marginalize the Palestinian issue 

Arabs have never shed blood – nor have Arabs dedicated their economic power - on behalf of Palestinians., 8/6/2017, 7:25 AM
Interesting facts about the 9th of Av

Interesting facts about the 9th of Av

A guide for the perplexed bsed on ancient Jewish sages., 7/31/2017, 12:30 PM
Hanukkah 2016 guide for the perplexed

Hanukkah 2016 guide for the perplexed

A key motif of Hanukkah is education - the word "education"is in the root of the holiday's name. A primer to educate us all on this uplifting holiday of lights., 12/24/2016, 5:53 PM
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed

Facts and figures on Sukkot., 10/7/2014, 6:59 AM
Rosh Hashana Guidelines

Rosh Hashana Guidelines

A concise 'guide to the perplexed.', 9/24/2014, 4:18 AM
Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed

Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed

A Shavuot primer from a former ambassador of Israel., 6/2/2014, 6:59 AM
Passover Guide for the Perplexed

Passover Guide for the Perplexed

A review of the holiday based on the writings of Jewish sages, by a former ambassador. , 4/13/2014, 2:05 AM
A Purim Guide to the Perplexed

A Purim Guide to the Perplexed

A comprehensive guide to the holiday based on the words of the Jewish sages, including the holiday's four commandments and at the end, its lesson for today., 3/13/2014, 9:26 AM
Tu Bishvat, Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

Tu Bishvat, Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

In Israel, one can merit an ambassador who is able to write this kind of article on our Jewish heritage. , 1/16/2014, 11:11 AM
Sukkot: a Guide to the Perplexed

Sukkot: a Guide to the Perplexed

In Israel, a retired ambassador can write an erudite article on understanding Jewish holidays, their symbolism and observance., 9/17/2013, 5:39 AM
Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2013

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2013

A guide to understanding the laws and customs of the New Year period., 9/4/2013, 3:42 PM
Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2013

Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2013

Interesting facts and tid-bits for the holiday. Happy Purim!!, 2/24/2013, 2:13 AM
Hanukkah 2012: Guide for the Perplexed

Hanukkah 2012: Guide for the Perplexed

Most Maccabean battles occurred in Judea and Samaria, Paul Revere was called a modern-day Maccabee and other fascinating facts and messages on the Holiday of Lights., 12/10/2012, 5:34 AM
Passover Facts and Figures

Passover Facts and Figures

Passover holds a special place in Jewish history, world history and even American history--for many reasons. Read them below., 4/1/2010, 8:39 PM
The Iran Threat in a Nutshell

The Iran Threat in a Nutshell

The former ambassador says it all in this short and succinct article: Take heed, world, Israel's destruction is not Iran's only goal., 3/7/2010, 7:38 AM
Peace or Appeasement?

Peace or Appeasement?

What expectations lie behind the building freeze in Judea and Samaria? What are the actual results going to be?, 12/6/2009, 2:04 AM
Yes-- to Demographic Optimism

Yes-- to Demographic Optimism

Demographic scare tactics are proven hollow now that population figures have been audited. A comparison of Israel's Jewish and Arab fertility rates can and should reshape Israel's state of mind and policies. , 10/23/2009, 9:10 AM
A Guide to US Pressure

A Guide to US Pressure

US pressures, Israel constructs; and gains respect, 9/14/2009, 11:50 PM
Palestinian State: Deal-Breaker

Palestinian State: Deal-Breaker

The road to peace goes through Arab capitals., 4/21/2009, 12:55 AM
Debacle of Demographic Fatalism

Debacle of Demographic Fatalism

Projections have crashed on the rocks of reality., 3/30/2009, 1:26 PM
Syria-Iran: A Critical Alliance

Syria-Iran: A Critical Alliance

The Syria-Iran axis bolsters Bashar al-Assad., 3/16/2009, 12:10 AM
Israel and the Economic Meltdown

Israel and the Economic Meltdown

Israel has remained a relative island., 11/2/2008, 7:28 PM
Refugees: The Global Context

Refugees: The Global Context

Millions have become refugees., 8/22/2008, 12:36 AM
Mainstream Tractor-Terrorism

Mainstream Tractor-Terrorism

Palestinian tractor-terrorism was expected., 7/10/2008, 1:11 AM
On Israeli Support for a Palestinian State

On Israeli Support for a Palestinian State

55% of Jews define Judea & Samaria as "liberated.", 4/22/2008, 10:33 PM
A Fumbled Opportunity

A Fumbled Opportunity

Bush's visit was based on the wrong assumptions., 1/16/2008, 7:06 PM
The Other Side of the News From Israel

The Other Side of the News From Israel

Never compromise your dream., 12/20/2007, 7:16 PM
Israeli Concessions Won't Dismantle the Syria-Iran Axis

Israeli Concessions Won't Dismantle the Syria-Iran Axis

Syria's alliance with Iran has been strategic., 8/21/2007, 1:18 AM
Proposed Palestinian State: US Asset or Liability?

Proposed Palestinian State: US Asset or Liability?

The PLO is a role model of international terror., 7/17/2007, 1:18 AM
'Defense Shmefense'

'Defense Shmefense'

Fourteen years of unprecedented terrorism., 6/4/2007, 6:20 PM
The Impact of Passover on US Democracy

The Impact of Passover on US Democracy

A global inspiration for the concept of liberty. , 4/10/2007, 11:54 PM