Marriage, Birthdays, 200 posts… Oh My!

I love posts about occasions. And I’m excited because I get to combine occasions today! This is my 200th post. I feel like it was just yesterday I honored my 40th birthday by starting this blog. And now I’ve delighted your minds 200 times. Go me! But this post is about something so much bigger. […]

Victim Blaming… or Just Sound Advice?

Last week I ranted about how I found myself screaming at my phone while listening to a podcast. The whole incident reminded me of a time a few years ago when I found myself yelling at the radio while driving along in my car listening to a discussion about victim blaming. Ah, how I miss […]

We Will Never Be Silenced

They’re trying to silence us! But it’s so much more complicated than that. Here’s where my thoughts and anger began: Because I Need2Know A few years ago I decided I wanted to be a more informed person. I constantly felt like I didn’t know what was going on in the world, and it was bothersome […]

Israel, Conflict, and a Rapidly Changing World

I came to Israel in 1997, happy and starry-eyed. I was in love with my new surroundings, my new world, from day one. And merely a year later, the Second Intifada began. The dream took a break. For the next seven years it felt like non-stop stress. Constantly checking the news, never knowing who to […]

Meron: Tragic, Horrifying… and Preventable

I am very reluctant to speak about what happened in Meron just a few weeks ago. I wasn’t there. I didn’t lose anyone in the tragic disaster that occurred. But I have so many thoughts swimming around in my head, and I just want to get some of them off my chest. Israel: Must Do […]

Betrayal is Not My Christianity

Betrayal. Deceit at levels outrageously hard to fathom. That’s how so many people felt the other week. Chassidic Christianity? The story is uncommon (hopefully). The effects are drastic. And the shock remains, and will probably linger for months if not years to come. The other day my wife sent me an article about a “man” […]

Joe Biden: Finally My President

Something big happened recently with President Biden, something I can’t stop thinking about and speaking about. I am hardly a politically-minded person. And I think it would be absurd to pigeonhole my beliefs into any petty terminology like “liberal” or “conservative”. I don’t like my opinions on any issue to be artificially predetermined by some […]

Israelis… Only a Little More So

The world opened up again. It was a brilliant thing to watch. I got to go to my gym. People are out and about. It almost feels like it’s a completely normal country and that we can breathe a little. We can almost smell the end to this horrendous pandemic that has brought a halt […]

What Will Be with the Future of our Children?

I’m been thinking a whole lot lately about what we do and it’s impact on the future. Two things have really sparked that in me. Am I That Dave? First, from seemingly out of nowhere, an old friend sent me this article he had written. At first, I was in disbelief. I understood that he […]

Israel Elections: I Voted 4 Times in 2 Years…

A while back I made a joke. Israel’s first round of the current elections didn’t work out and we were forced to go to second elections. I took a look at the political landscape, contemplated how most of it would pan out, didn’t see a scenario in which things would be any different the second […]

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