Very few non-Jews seem interested in what it means to be Jewish, and what it means to be Israeli. Most gentiles come with this romantic conception of Abraham, Isaac, Moses and King David, and fail to see the essence of the people. When I saw Glenn Beck embark on this campaign for Restoring Courage, I … Read more Courage to Remember and the Journey to Restoring Courage
What I am about to do now will probably make me really upset. How do I know this? Well, that’s what happened the last time I worked out a doomsday scenario. But, before I get into my latest thisishowitreallygoesbad, let’s check to see how I did with the previous one. We are three and a … Read more Doomsday Redux
Now, let me get something straight here. I’m a little confused. The Sarkozy government wants the rest of Europe to SCALE BACK on its involvement with Iran? I hope that you don’t mind my incredulity, but isn’t that a bit tepid? I’ve been racking my brain to find a suitable metaphor, and I think that … Read more A Jewish Metaphor
In my last post, I said that It Ain’t Gonna’ Happen. Can there be anything more frustrating than to see unquestionable disaster march toward you and find that the people responsible for averting disaster are doing nothing? You scream yourself hoarse that the world is going to end, and no one does anything? Six million … Read more Waiting For the Pain
It is now June 4th. In Israel, forty years ago, the world was about to end. Abba Eban had been dispatched to the US days earlier to plead for the life of Israel. Successive members of the Johnson administration said that Israel was being alarmist and that she would get no help. Finally, President Johnson … Read more If You Can Imagine That, You Will Begin to Understand.