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Aug 16, 2017, 11:14 PM
Joie d’Aviv (or: My day of paradoxes)
When you hate the beach as much as he does, you don't expect the Zionist dream to manifest between surf and sand
Jul 1, 2016, 2:16 PM
Building new homes is not the correct response to terrorism
Almost immediately after the horrific murder of Hallel Ariel yesterday, many Israelis, including members of Knesset, called for the construction of thousands of new Jewish homes in response. I think this is a mistake for two reasons. Firstly, I don't think that building Jewish...
Jun 30, 2016, 2:07 PM
This movie sucks
A plot that has a 13-year-old girl stabbed to death in her bedroom desperately needs a script doctor
Jan 1, 2016, 12:58 AM
Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
This week, Jews around the world begin reading the book of Exodus in their synagogues. One of the key figures is the wicked Pharaoh who enslaves and decimates the Hebrews. I have a theory about the personality of this...
Nov 22, 2015, 10:33 PM
Terror in the Anticipation
Today, I was a victim of terror. Not terrorism, terror. Abject fear. Around 3:30 or so, the headlines began blaring "17-Year-Old Girl Stabbed," and then "Stabbing Victim in Critical Condition," until finally it came: "17-Year-Old Girl Dies From Stab Wounds." My niece...
Oct 19, 2015, 8:10 AM
They Stole My Line!
Sometimes the news that comes out of the Middle East can be gravely serious. Take the past month, for example. Terrorist shootings, terrorist stabbings, terrorists "neutralized." Very morbid stuff. But every now and then, The Middle East can surprise you...
Oct 13, 2015, 6:36 PM
OK, so what do we do now?
Maybe the third intifada has begun, as some have said. Maybe the first one never ended, as others have said. Maybe this current upswing in terrorist attacks isn't an intifada at all, as some others have said. Whatever you want...
Oct 3, 2015, 11:18 PM
I am an Obstacle to Peace
Peace broke out in1993. That's when Israel began negotiating for peace with the Palestinian leadership. That's when the peace process started. But it's not a peace I want. If peace means that the Hatuel family can be killed point-blank in...
Jun 19, 2015, 6:53 PM
No, I’m NOT the reason BDS is winning! But I think I know what is…
A few days ago, Marc Goldberg wrote a TOI blog entitled "You're the Reason BDS is Winning!" In it, he asks a series of rhetorical questions about Israel and its place in the world. Mr. Goldberg, I'd like to...
May 6, 2015, 10:13 AM
I never got into sports. It was just never my thing. I never root-root-rooted for the home team OR the away team. But this isn't a bad thing. My wife is happy that her husband doesn't care about the...
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