Next year in Sharm el Sheikh

Next year in Sharm el Sheikh

Tourism along the Sinai Peninsula’s Gulf of Aqaba coastline has staged a post-COVID revival of sorts thanks in large part to hordes of Israeli Jews headed in the (historically) wrong direction. This Passover, for example, roughly 3,500 years after leaving en masse,...
The Russo-Ukrainian war and the lessons of Purim

The Russo-Ukrainian war and the lessons of Purim

These seem to be the days of Vladimir Putin, the president who presides over Russia, a federation spanning parts of Europe and Asia across eleven time zones, the ninth-most populous country on earth, and Kyiv, Ukraine home to over 145 million diverse souls. Romania...
The geometric nature of Israeli traffic

The geometric nature of Israeli traffic

  Whoever oversees such things in our part of Jerusalem recently began demolition of two iconic traffic circles in our neighborhood. Iconic in the sense that nearly everyone who lives in the area has risked his or her life on them. The circles connect to each...
The Land As Your Classroom

The Land As Your Classroom

Visit Jerusalem Seminary Jerusalem Seminary’s School of the Bible was formally launched on September 8, 2021, during Rosh HaShanah, the Feast of Trumpets, at a celebratory ceremony in Jerusalem. The much-anticipated event was streamed online live from Jerusalem...
Was all this really necessary?

Was all this really necessary?

  A good friend in the States recently reached out and asked me the seemingly innocent question, “What’s up in Israel?” But, in the age of Corona, any inquiry about events in the Land often leads to contention. Politics, religion, Corona. The primary source of...