It's night three of my daughter's cough and it's gotten much better. I'm sitting uncomfortably on the Hello Kitty stool next to the crib, with my forefinger making lines in her palm, my phone on 'play' in the other hand, and in my left ear, an earbud is loosely holding on. The prime minister is... Continue Reading →
Since a shit-ton of wrong went down this summer - in Israel and across the world - I'm going to dedicate this post to the happy, quirky, tiny moments of the trip I took with the kids to visit family in New York this month. On my first day in Ameeeerica, I have now seen... Continue Reading →
I'm trying to enjoy the excitement I feel over New York State's legalizing gay marriage, giving some of my friends a chance at an alternative-alternative lifestyle, while simultaneously trying to work out the torment I feel over the fact it's now been a way-too-long five years since 18-year-old beginner soldier Gilad Shalit was taken captive during non-'war'time,... Continue Reading →
Can someone explain to me how publishing an article about which Israeli demographic hates which other Israeli demographic is supposed to be appropriate for Tisha B'Av? Why so negative, Ynet? Why stir the pot of hatred and conflict and darkness? As a Jew who studied for years and years about Jewish history, as a student... Continue Reading →
I like this. Especially since reading the Israeli news lately has been painful (then again, when is it not?). Look at Barkat being all cultural and whatnot: Jerusalem streets to put a face to name Capital's municipality to replace all street signs named after famous people with new signs featuring personality's image, story You're driving... Continue Reading →
Here's something new and different: Israeli television channel ערוץ 2 and YouTube seem to have teamed up to bring us (Hebrew) coverage of the 2009 Knesset elections campaigns. The campaigns have begun, although they're obviously not as exciting or inspiring as the American ones this past year. Fair enough. But it is interesting that the... Continue Reading →
Does anyone else find it funny that Ynet used very little resourcefulness to fill in an appropriate stock photo for this article, under which they captioned it, 'Resourcefulness'?
Amidst the cries for Olmert to quit, be embarrassed and work harder towards the release of the kidnapped soldiers, there was plenty of emotion to go round. Of course, the major focal point of sentiment came from Noam Shalit's short but necessary speech to open the rally outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. It's... Continue Reading →
I just received a tweet from a friend: "just heard terrible news...reeling from the shock. baruch dayan ha-emet" And I immediately went to check my favorite news services to find out what happened. First I thought Ariel Sharon, then I thought Gilad Shalit. I scoured the Israeli news sources and then spread out wider to... Continue Reading →
I gave away the punch line in the title, but there ain't much more to say than that. Here's the headline of a Ynet news article from today: Classified info exposed on Facebook Basically, some members of the Israeli security establishment were caught with photos of classified soldiers and locations exposed on their Facebook accounts.... Continue Reading →
I was passed an article about a Charedi wedding that took place after being protested by the bride's parents and the "most prominent Orthodox rabbis." The daughter of multimillionaires was sent to Israel to seminary and fell in love with a Charedi "yeshiva dropout." They managed to get married yesterday after getting through protests from... Continue Reading →
I'm working really hard to get through this busy week and come out the other end at Purim, and Ynet is trying to hold me back: C'mon guys. It's March 18th, Tuesday. I busted my chops to get here, and I'll be damned if you try and take me back to yesterday.