Israel at 65: Thumbs UpUpon 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.
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?
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.
The Yom Kippur ClincherEven 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
Memorial Day Weekend and the 5th of IyarIf 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?
When I'm 64Israel’s 64th birthday is the opportune time to ask the same questions The Beatles did nearly half a century ago. Well, almost.
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.
12 "Bold" Predictions for 2012Of 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.
Steve, Al, and - ChananRecently departed giants in technology, sports - and Jewish leadership - left very different legacies.
Egypt Bowl: Time Running OutSredni, as usual, finds a seemingly light, but actually quite insightful, way to describe the situation in Egypt.
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?
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.
Meet the PalestonesOn 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.
Staying Off TrackIn Israel we have a long way to go improve the way drivers drive and decrease road accidents. Why bother? Because we care!
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.