The state of Israel in 5758.

This is the time of year when the State of Israel has a chance to really look deep into the heart of herself and understand what condition she's in. It's the post-Pessach triangle of introspection: yesterday was Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and next week are Yom HaZicaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day).... Continue Reading →

Coming to Israel this winter?

I find that lots of people - students or not - desire to volunteer on a day-trip basis when they come a-visiting, so I'm sharing the following: Standing Together - the organization that sells us the Sderot challot every week - has an initiative set up for tourists to Israel this next month: This winter,... Continue Reading →

Soldiers are not cookies!

The first time I saw this one, it was Cookie Monster that caught my eye, of course. But the phrasing below His Munchiness is anything but yummy:  "Soldiers are not cookies." No, they are not. You can't consume your own 18-21 year-old population like Cookie Monster devours his cookies. They are also not trash, that... Continue Reading →

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