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Oct 9, 2023, 6:29 PM
Psyched out, but psyching myself up
"How are you doing?" "Are you guys okay?" I've answered these questions a few times already, but this is my most meaningful response. And I've copied it here for everyone to see. Physically, we're good right now. Mentally and emotionally,...
Jan 6, 2021, 1:25 PM
Vaccinating teachers should be a strategic priority
Yesterday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein ordered vaccine shipments stopped to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. The reason? They apparently directed vaccine doses to teachers who weren't over 60 or thought of as high-risk. The hospital has, rightfully, shot back...
Aug 30, 2020, 1:03 PM
You’ve got your nose in my business — and everyone else’s
COVID-19 is hitting every group, every demographic, every stratum of Israeli society; of course, my wife expected other clinic patients to be as careful as she was
Mar 12, 2020, 11:54 PM
Talking to my son about the coronavirus
It's okay to be scared, even when we need to make sure that we're not *too* afraid. And I'm kind of 'sad and nervous' too
Apr 17, 2019, 7:18 AM
Laïcité and Notre Dame: France Mourns a Relic as It Quashes Religious Expression
Just to clarify because a lot of people seem not to have realized this judging by their statuses, but Notre Dame has not burnt down. The firefighters acted quickly and probably with some degree of a contingency plan and...
Apr 11, 2019, 1:28 AM
Likud PR firm’s admission cameras were to intimidate voters should reopen polls
The disgraceful boast by a Likud PR firm that their hidden camera ploy cut voting in half should prompt an extraordinary response
Dec 8, 2017, 4:00 PM
If now is not the time to talk about Jerusalem, when is?
Donald Trump is the quintessential broken clock. For all his follies, deliberate or imbecile, Trump's formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a morally, ethically and legally sound maneuver. Contrary to statements from world leaders that this will...
Jun 26, 2017, 2:37 PM
I do not agree with Reform or Conservative Jews, but let them pray
Sixteen years ago, brought up on only Christmas and Chanukah, I came to a decision that would completely change the direction and purpose of my life: I committed fully to Judaism and told my Catholic mother I did not...
Jul 7, 2015, 6:58 PM
A Chief Rabbi that can battle the Pope
The Jewish people need a Chief Rabbi that can be a global religious leader who can stand on the same stage as the popes and bishops of the world. The Rabbanut, for all the complaints I and several thousand others...
Jun 23, 2015, 11:13 AM
Why even use the word “terrorism?”
Last week's massacre in South Carolina was an act of terrorism, and the propensity for so many people not to see it that way indicates there is a major flaw in objectively using the term "terrorism" at all. I keep seeing all...
Gedalyah Reback is an experienced writer on technology, startups, the Middle East and Islam. He also focuses on issues of personal status in Judaism, namely conversion.