Yonatan Sredni

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

Rosh Hashannah Moon-Walk

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

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

Moneyball-iya: A Winning Formula

Brad Pitt's latest film reminds us that living in Israel is not 'all about the money'. Is that what G-d was telling Jacob in this week's Torah reading? , 12/2/2011, 7:17 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

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

Lag Ba'Omer: Distance Learning

How could Rabbi Akiva's students, scholars in their own right, fall in the basic precept of acting properly towards their fellow students?, 5/20/2011, 3:29 PM

Tzom Gedalya? Now More Than Ever

The fast is back - and with a vengeance., 9/21/2009, 5:47 PM

The Sounds of Elul

School bells and shofar blasts., 8/27/2009, 2:58 AM

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Tu B'Av should be about making others significant., 8/5/2009, 11:12 AM

Fast Days and Delays

For want of a little more patience., 7/9/2009, 3:29 PM

The Other Bar-Ilan Speech

We got a different picture., 6/16/2009, 12:30 AM

People of the (Face) Book

Israel opens its annual Hebrew Book Week., 6/8/2009, 11:52 PM

Full Count: A Late Night Pitch

Thinking about the holiday of Shavuot., 5/28/2009, 1:49 AM

If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem Day

A day to remember the centrality of Jerusalem., 5/21/2009, 1:55 PM