Reaching the Haredim with the Good News

Reaching the Haredim with the Good News

While COVID-19 has ravaged the world, and has lingered much too long, it has also produced new opportunities and blessings in disguise for many people. In one unique community, the prolonged lockdown has provided a surprising and rare opportunity, the Haredi...
Something new under the sun?

Something new under the sun?

– By Cliff Keller — Just before dawn some mornings during the days leading up to Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, the highest hill in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ir Ganim has been visited by handfuls of Orthodox Jews who faced the Old City and prayed....
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...