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Yonatan Sredni

Shavuot: Bedtime for Bibi?

Going to sleep is not so simple when you are prime minister., 5/14/2013, 1:06 PM

Jerusalem State of Mind

There is a prerequisite to celebrating Jerusalem Day., 5/8/2013, 2:53 PM

Pesach Sheni and the Airline Strike

Pesach Sheni is about second chances. Will strike-affected tourists give Israel another chance?, 4/24/2013, 11:16 AM

Israel at 65: Thumbs Up

Upon the recent passing of the second half of America’s most famous film critiquing pair, Siskel & Ebert, the writer offers a ‘sneak preview’ of their next endeavor. , 4/13/2013, 10:55 PM

Elijah, The Gang's All Here!

The Prophet Eliyahu, symbol of the humble wayfarer, is invited to enter the home through the symbolic opening of the front door to the house towards the end of the Seder. Why at the Seder?, 3/21/2013, 8:53 PM

Tree's A Crowd - Month of Nisan Sports New Coalition

The onset of spring brings with it a new Israeli government coalition and new political satire., 3/12/2013, 12:09 AM

Who's Got It Better Than Us?

This writer ties in Tu B'Shvat, this week's Torah portion and the Super Bowl in a way that will make you ponder. , 1/24/2013, 10:01 PM

Sukkot Shakedown: A Political Four Species

In this satirical, fictional short story, two old friends meet by chance, leaving one of them 'all shook up'., 9/29/2012, 4:28 AM

The Yom Kippur Clincher

Even before the famous story of how Jewish baseball legend Sandy Koufax took the holiday off, Yom Kippur and Baseball have been linked, but not so much anymore. The author tries to find a connection, 9/25/2012, 8:10 AM

Rosh Hashannah Moon-Walk

Neil Armstrong said it all in one sentence. , 9/13/2012, 3:35 PM

July 4th, 5th of Iyar - What's in a Date?

Should 3 day weekends take precedence over the actual date a holiday occurs?, 7/5/2012, 5:32 AM

Memorial Day Weekend and the 5th of Iyar

If Israel's Independence Day becomes Thursday permanently, rather than falling on the 5th of Iyar, the date of Ben Gurion's daring move will lose its significance. Is that worth a 3 day weekend?, 5/28/2012, 10:01 AM

Where the Wild Politicians Are: A Tale of the Knesset

This week's passing of Maurice Sendak, author of the beloved children's book 'Where the Wild Things Are', helped the writer put this past week's topsy-turvy political events in perspective. , 5/12/2012, 8:58 PM

When I'm 64

Israel’s 64th birthday is the opportune time to ask the same questions The Beatles did nearly half a century ago. Well, almost., 4/26/2012, 1:31 AM

A Modern Day Moshe?

There was once a mock CV for Moses in a Jewish paper - "foreign shepherd with speech impediment, record includes murder and flight to Midian - would you hire this man?" But it seems that G-d has other criteria for leadership., 1/12/2012, 1:08 PM

12 "Bold" Predictions for 2012

Of course, the real New Year starts with Rosh Hashanah, introspection and repentance. It is certainly not a time for humor. What does 2012 hold in store? Read this writer's 12 prognoses for 2012 - and smile., 12/29/2011, 1:15 PM

Dreidels Are Not the Only Spinners

How a simple game of dreidel takes on a new spin. Just spin, baby! , 12/20/2011, 8:19 AM

The Israeli Family Circus

'Not Me' & 'Ida Know' are alive and well – and not just on the funny pages. , 11/15/2011, 7:38 AM

Steve, Al, and - Chanan

Recently departed giants in technology, sports - and Jewish leadership - left very different legacies., 10/25/2011, 10:34 AM

Gilligan's Island and the Arab-Israel Conflict

With the recent passing of Jewish American TV producer Sherwood Schwartz, the author wonders which of the two iconic sit-coms he created most aptly depicts the 'situation' here., 7/26/2011, 6:26 PM

Shlach: The Tourist Trap

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Shavuot: Do Not Pass, Go!

There are all kinds of opportunities and some keep you awake., 6/6/2011, 7:58 PM

Obama, Jerusalem Day is no Joke

Obama and Netanyahu brought about some major awareness about 1967, which is what Jerusalem Day is all about., 5/31/2011, 5:22 PM

Wow! The Pope Exonerated Us!

The Pope gives a somewhat belated mea culpa, Sheen didn't even say "I'm sorry.", 3/9/2011, 4:42 PM

Egypt Bowl: Time Running Out

Sredni, as usual, finds a seemingly light, but actually quite insightful, way to describe the situation in Egypt. , 2/3/2011, 8:22 PM

Beshalach: Facing the Music?

While I can understand why this Shabbat is dubbed ‘Shabbat Shira’, I wonder how unique it really is. I mean, after all, shouldn’t we sing every Shabbat?, 1/13/2011, 11:35 AM

Even In Disney World, Mr. Katsav

Whether you believe Katsav was guilty or not, it is clear that a behavior code is woefully lacking. Even in Disney World, 1/7/2011, 12:18 PM

Chanukah is Coming to Town!

Only in Israel does Chanukah reign supreme this time of year, with Israelis not even reacting to the Xmas symbols that surround Jews everywhere else., 12/3/2010, 11:46 AM

Meet the Palestones

On the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones debut, the writer wonders if Israel of 2010 is all that different from Bedrock. We all can use a good laugh, even if the finale is somewhat hard to imagine., 10/6/2010, 12:16 PM

Staying Off Track

In Israel we have a long way to go improve the way drivers drive and decrease road accidents. Why bother? Because we care! , 8/13/2010, 11:06 AM

Tisha B'Av: Yes, We Can!

The origin of Barak Obama's popular campaign slogan, 'Yes, we can!' dates back much further than his 2008 presidential campaign. Its origin may be Biblical. , 7/19/2010, 10:21 AM