Where doubt is, there truth is…

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door. -Benjamin Jowett (1817 – 1893) Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.-Eric Sevareid (1912 - 1992) Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.-André Gide (1869 –… Continue reading Where doubt is, there truth is…

Our welcoming school community

Now that the Jewish High Holy Days (Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, etc.) are over, the school year is in full swing in Israel. Happily, our daughter's first grade teacher, who had been sick with COVID and was absent at the beginning of the school year, is back in the classroom. To a large extent, we… Continue reading Our welcoming school community

Creatively, it’s more like painting…

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone - it's possible. But creatively, it's more like painting: you can't just use the same colours in every painting. It's just not an option. You can't take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.-Ben Harper (b. 1969)… Continue reading Creatively, it’s more like painting…

A smile is the light in your window…

Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.-Ram Dass (1931 – 2019) The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of… Continue reading A smile is the light in your window…

4,000 – Thank You!

Your support really matters Friends, It's hard to believe that the Skeptic's Kaddish has now been active for almost exactly 1½ years. Also, it may amuse you to know that I never expected this to evolve into a poetry blog. Sure, I thought I might publish the occasional poem, but never did I expect to… Continue reading 4,000 – Thank You!

My poem ‘Half a dozen of the other, or: Jew’ published on MasticadoresIndia

The lovely Terveen Gill, editor of MasticadoresIndia, has published my poem titled 'Half a dozen of the other, or: Jew' in this esteemed publication. I am very thankful to Terveen for her kind support of my writing and wish her and the magazine the greatest success with their exciting new project. Please go to MasticadoresIndia… Continue reading My poem ‘Half a dozen of the other, or: Jew’ published on MasticadoresIndia

Tips for bloggers #10: Dealing with spam on WordPress

A different kind of tip Dealing with spammy comments on WordPress is not entirely necessary. Most bloggers simply delete them and move on. Therefore, this particular piece of advice is not essential... Still, there is a best practice (in my opinion); and I would like to share my lessons learned with the community. If you… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #10: Dealing with spam on WordPress

A magnetic and strange thing, a creative force…

The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them.-Dean Rusk (1909 – 1994) Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.-Alan Alda (b. 1936) Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other… Continue reading A magnetic and strange thing, a creative force…