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Oct 31, 2023, 7:36 PM
The War Chronicles #6: Haiku
I am not sure why Haiku exists but so what? I can blog with it Head to the North front Leave my wife and seven kids Who have been displaced Early this morning, I drove to my daughter's highschool to deliver some clean laundry.....because I...
Oct 24, 2023, 1:30 AM
The War Chronicles Volume 5: Filling a few blanks
Last night I killed three birds with one stone. Of course, I neither killed birds nor used a stone, but that's what people say: At the end of my day, I realized that one trip to Yerushalayim would net...
Oct 20, 2023, 1:16 AM
The War Chronicles: Has it really been 2 weeks?
I've noticed that there is something different about the giving that is going on all around me. Typically, when it comes to charitable acts of loving kindness, there is a giver and a recipient. The recipient is lacking something...
Oct 16, 2023, 8:38 PM
The War Chronicles: It’s been a week….
Updates. Just updates..... Thursday was a new day....aren't they all? But I must say that these days have been running one into the next and from my angle, Thursday seemed like a continuation of Wednesday. Woke up. Checked news (what...
Oct 12, 2023, 6:04 AM
The War Chronicles. Day 4….or is it 5? Yeah. It’s 5.
I wrote HERE that I wasn't ready for commentary and I had no insight. I may be ready for some of each, but no matter. To chronicle is to share the facts. Several people reached out and thanked me...
Oct 10, 2023, 3:05 AM
The War Chronicles. Day 3
War chronicles: Day 3 I have nothing intelligent to say for now, but maybe that's what chronicles are. We chronicle. This is what happened and when; not why. So here goes: It's real. And life goes on for most of us. And...
Mar 20, 2022, 10:55 PM
When differences aren’t different enough…..
Syndrome /ˈsɪndrəʊm/ noun a group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms. A syndrome is only sought out, studied, and defined when something …..or some things….are different. There are syndromes with which most are...
Oct 2, 2020, 3:21 AM
(Oh, NO! Not) Another Covid OpEd
A relative wrote to me after Yom Kippur (which I spent at home, in quarantine....davening at the window of our laundry room; the one closest to the outdoor minyan happening nearest our building): "I expected you to write about...
Jul 9, 2020, 8:00 AM
It’s a PANDEMIC!
As of April 19th, 2020, 98 governments had declared a national state of emergency as a result of the Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19. That's a pretty big deal. The first thing we knew about this virus was that it is extremely...
Apr 30, 2020, 9:54 PM
Dear Saadya, Tonight I'm not crying as much. It's not because I am any less sad. Tears are but one way to help digest that which is perhaps too difficult to digest. Tonight I am not crying as much because...
Avi Ganz is the program Director of Ohr Torah Stone's Yeshivat Darkaynu. He lives with his wife and five children in Gush Etzion where he plays the blues on his Hohner, and reminisces fondly of his days playing tackle football with the IFL.