Change, shortages and substitutions

Change, shortages and substitutions

By Cliff Keller — During Israel’s ongoing coronavirus lockdown, a refreshing, cooperative spirit, albeit mandated by law, seems to have caught on in the Land. Despite our new restrictions, Israelis are permitted to eat, drink, walk their dogs and take (prescription)...
(Black and) Blue and White

(Black and) Blue and White

By Cliff Keller — We have been misinformed. Recent events suggest that the world’s oldest pastime, if not profession, contrary to longstanding claims to the contrary, must surely be criticism. Criticism’s probable precedence over all other human pursuits makes perfect...
Israel bears down to reckon with COVID-19

Israel bears down to reckon with COVID-19

By Cliff Keller — The malls have closed in Israel. As of March 15, 2020 and recent regs passed to hinder the spread of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, so have all Israel’s gyms, public swimming pools, discos, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, heritage...
PURIM – Joy in the Midst a Miracle of Uncertainty

PURIM – Joy in the Midst a Miracle of Uncertainty

– By Cliff Keller – Was Qasem Soleimani’s recent death a “moment of liberation?” Purim is many things to many people and, like most Jewish holidays, replete with paradox. It is the “classic account of our people’s confrontation with brute anti-Semitism,”...