Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut

14 May

Israel Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut) is immediately preceded by Remembrance Day (Yom HaZikaron). This is done so that the memory of all the individuals who fought to create and keep the state and who lost their lives to aggression and … Read More »

Message for Hanukkah 2023

11 Dec

Last weekend, we hosted a small Hanukkah gathering. Like last year, my parents came to town, along with our eldest and his girlfriend. We had a nice mix of people, both family and friends. We even had a fire outside, … Read More »

Thirteen Days Ago

20 Oct

The Hamas terrorist organization launched a surprise attack against Israel on October 7, 2023. Their focus was to terrorize Israeli civilians. They murdered, raped, burnt alive over 1400 people, babies, children, parents, families and elderly. They captured over 200 hostages, … Read More »

Antisemitic Attacks in the West

24 May

After the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, Jews have been systematically targeted and attacked. Most of the events occurred in Europe and North America, with online documented footage from London, New York and Los Angeles. Not only … Read More »

Partisan Social Justice

18 May

This last week we saw events escalate in the Middle East, namely Israel. The Sunday news programs had many journalists postulate the violence was triggered by an eviction court case in East Jerusalem and police storming of Al Aqsa mosque. … Read More »

Identity Politics

25 Apr

I recently learned the university our son attends, California Polytechnic State University, is experiencing a myriad of clashes related to identity politics.  An excellent summary of recent events, responses and an analysis can be found on the Times of Israel website: BSU … Read More »

Jerusalem – Domino Effect?

25 Dec

On December 6th, President Trump announced the US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and would move the US Embassy there.  His language was carefully worded not to predetermine borders or claims on the holy sites.  He left those elements to … Read More »

Bashana Haba’ah

19 Sep

Tomorrow night is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (literally Head of the Year). Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), I use the time to reflect on my past actions, thoughts and circumstances from … Read More »

My Experience w/ a Twitter Troll

19 Apr

Recently, I experienced a twitter shaming attack from an account whose description is “PROUD MUSLIM. LIVERPOOL! BOXING! @LFC #FreePalestine #FreeSyria #Humanity”.  His tweet was “@IBM this guy that represents you likes people starving to death, and thinks PALESTINE are terrorists“. … Read More »