Very fragile hope: Israel’s next government

On the verge of a new government Israel does not yet have a new government (nor a new Prime Minister), but it is on the verge of one. Last night, just, just, just before the deadline to announce a government to be voted upon by the Knesset, eight very disparate political parties got their act[s]… Continue reading Very fragile hope: Israel’s next government

A new Israeli government?

Living through history If you've been following the news coming out of Israel, you may be aware that our State may be at the cusp of a new governing coalition; and -for the first time since 2009- Benjamin Netanyahu may no longer be prime minister. The politics are incredibly complex, and I simply cannot due… Continue reading A new Israeli government?

Naïve, or: Necessary

My 1st 'tritina' Those who've faced death know it's easy to lose hope Though, really, death is simply necessary Holding a positive outlook's not naïve Conservatives think liberals too naïve Sometimes, one need be pragmatic despite hope Sometimes, more than pragmatism's necessary Foolish Pandora's hope was necessary Smiling through endless hardships is not naïve For… Continue reading Naïve, or: Necessary

We live together

So many people are so certain I have nothing of meaningful substance to add to the conversation about the current flareup in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. What astounds me is that so many people think that they do. So many are so sure of themselves. That's the meat of this particular blog post so please feel… Continue reading We live together

Social skills taught at preschool

The Jerusalem municipality offers a service to selected children at preschools to help them improve their social skills, as I just found out today. Upon my dropping off our daughter at preschool this morning, the head teacher asked to speak with me and told me that she had selected her as one of seven children… Continue reading Social skills taught at preschool