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Feb 3, 2022, 5:13 AM
Crypto Art Nation
The startup nation is not lacking in those who recognize the economic potential for NFT digital art in the developing metaverse where digital becomes 3D and crypto currency and art have an economically developing relationship. A visual artist and student...
Jan 30, 2022, 11:41 AM
Curing Israel’s Western Woes
All we need is a camp fire and some singing in the desert and everything will be alright. We Jews are not Westerners. We do not need western culture to feel fulfilled. A bit of drum beating tribalism in the...
Jan 19, 2022, 11:53 PM
Bad communication: intifada memories
This piece deals with post, PTSD. Specifically from the Second Intifada. I am trying to laugh at it a bit in order to disarm it. The piece includes graphic details that may bother some readers. Please be advised. And...
Jul 22, 2021, 7:28 PM
Letter to Speaker Pelosi on Tlaib’s untrue speech
To the Honorable Speaker Nancy Pelosi, On 25 June, Representative Rashida Tlaib spread untrue information in a Twitter post that had the potential to ignite conflict. Here, in Israel, words are so powerful that people sometimes die when false statements are...
Jul 19, 2021, 11:52 AM
Removing psychiatric shame by looking to tradition
There is an idea in Judaism that when we learn the teachings of a Tzaddik, a righteous teacher, who has died, his lips move in the grave. Speaking about the issues of our soul with moving lips and bringing them...
Jul 7, 2021, 1:32 AM
When mental illness is deployed as a political weapon
The insults do grave damage to those of us in Israel who are diagnosed with mental disorders, so why are the psychiatrists silent on the matter?
Jun 24, 2021, 6:49 PM
Alishan is discarded and forgotten. He’s also free.
His spine is sticking out. He is hungry. Hungry in Israel. My guess is like two other friends of mine he chose the street over pills.
Jun 4, 2019, 10:36 PM
This May Anger State Psychiatrists: I Use My Mind
The rules we are given by parents and society and create for ourselves affect how we view or perceive the world. One who believes that the violation of Shabbat destroys the world might yell at another who drives on...
May 27, 2019, 8:12 AM
The Second Intifada still goes on
During The Second Intifada: I lived in Jerusalem. I saw two bombings. I heard at least ten. The city was blowing up every day. I worked security and was expected to stop a suicide bomber if I encountered one, for 19 shekels an hour. Many...
May 17, 2019, 2:19 PM
I Saw A Yellow Star in Jerusalem Today
I saw a guy with a kippa in Jerusalem walking by the shuk this morning and he had a yellow star on his shirt. I did a double take and in place of the star there was a smart phone...
Greg Tepper moved to Israel in 1997, served in the IDF, has a BA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and was a TOI reporter. The Second Intifada left him with PTSD which went untreated and he developed schizoaffective disorder.