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Oct 30, 2019, 6:04 PM
Everyone must Compromise, the Haredi Parties too
For weeks a worried Israeli citizenry has been hearing politicians from the leading parties call for a Broad National Unity Government because that is what the country needs and that is what they voted for. There can be no...
Jan 7, 2019, 9:39 AM
Election Call to Politicians: Campaign to English Speaking Olim in English
I don’t know about you, but as an immigrant from the United States, even one who has been in this country a long time, I want to have candidates speak to me in my language about the things that...
Dec 22, 2016, 5:47 PM
When Jews were Expelled in the USA – Remembering Chanukah 1862
This Chanukah will mark the 154th anniversary of a little known incident in which Jews were expelled from their communities and homes. That may not sound like a dramatic event given the course of Jewish history. But this event...
Oct 20, 2016, 4:22 PM
Thank You, UNESCO!
With all the deservedly negative reactions to the UNESCO resolution from Israeli leaders and Jews worldwide, as well as some of our friends in the international community, what is being missed are the silver linings. It’s true, you need...
Oct 2, 2016, 7:50 PM
Adams, Jefferson and Peres: The Last of the Founding Fathers
What do John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Shimon Peres have in common? What is the connection between July 4, 1826 and September 28, 2016? Much has been written these past days about the end of an era in Israel. With...
Jul 4, 2016, 5:19 PM
Entebbe, Gettysburg and the Golem of Prague: Defenseless No More
July 4th, American Independence Day, remains a powerful day for me even after living in Israel for almost thirty years. It commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence (which wasn’t actually signed on July 4, but that’s another...
Oct 5, 2014, 1:31 PM
Worry about what You Can Change
It is customary during the holidays to take stock of the where you’ve been and where you are headed, cheshbon nefesh in Hebrew. We do it as individuals and we do it as a people. This year, I felt...
Aug 6, 2014, 12:40 PM
Not getting confused by the facts: ten quotes from the war
One of the most frustrating things about the Gaza War is the hypocrisy of many in the world, including our friends, in condemning Israel’s legitimate right to self-defense. In the same sentence that many of these friends say they...
Jan 15, 2014, 11:50 AM
Enough of the America bashing! (It’s not just Yaalon..)
Those of you, who like me, were appalled at the recent comments attributed to our Defense Minister, should not be surprised. Of late, it’s been open season on the United States in general, and its Secretary of State in...
Dec 1, 2013, 8:15 AM
Taking stock: 25 Years in Israel
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of my Aliyah to Israel. On November 29, 1988, I came back here to live (I had studied at Bar Ilan a few years earlier) with my wife and 1 year old daughter...
Barry grew up in New York and made Aliyah in 1988. He reached the rank of LTC in the IDF. He is a seasoned Marketing and PR professional.