Pre-Tisha B’Av Ruminations

Pre-Tisha B’Av Ruminations

Yesterday, Erev Tisha B’Av, I found myself thinking that there are few things I more nervously anticipate than the day before a fast, It of course has to do with…

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The Light Rail Revolution

The Light Rail Revolution

In case you haven’t heard, there is a new campaign in effect on the Jerusalem Light Rail. “First Out, Then In” (“Kodem Yotzim, Achar Kach Nichnasim”)

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The Syria Quandary

The Syria Quandary

In the bloody Syrian civil war, civilians have paid a heavy price. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group, reported in May that at least 94,000 people have been killed throughout the two years of clashes.

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Israel’s Fine Wine Festivals

Israel’s Fine Wine Festivals

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the annual wine and jazz festival in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. The setting on the water was lovely, the summer air was sultry, and the jazz quintet playing was music to my ears.

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As President Shimon Peres Turns 90…

As President Shimon Peres Turns 90…

Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president, turns 90 on August 2. Part of the prestigious Presidential Conference, taking place on June 18-20, will be dedicated to celebrating his entry into his nonagenarian years.

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The Sadly Superficial Stephen Hawking

The Sadly Superficial Stephen Hawking

As the “Daily Mail” said, “Stephen Hawking is someone we admire.” Almost fully paralyzed and able to communicate only through a speech-generating device, his brilliant mind has illuminated the universe’s mysteries for all of humanity.

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