Cotton onto, or: Caught

A piece of tanka prose Generally, I'm not one for horror movies but do relish clever plot twists; and that's precisely what drew me to Director Jordan Peele's debut movie 'Get Out'. Its plot is more multifaceted than many other horror movies, for it offers social commentary on and a taste of the lived experience… Continue reading Cotton onto, or: Caught

Netanyahu’s blatant, cynical lies

It's natural for thinking people to doubt what politicians say; and, to an extent, I don't even blame them for lying and stretching the truth for votes because that is, sadly, how elections are won. The reality is simple: most people vote with their guts and don't follow politics closely. Our politicians know this well.… Continue reading Netanyahu’s blatant, cynical lies

Today’s Russians are like Jews in Nazi Germany?

"Denazify Ukraine"? You've all heard that Putin aims to "denazify" Ukraine, which is absurd on its face, given that Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is Jewish himself and his grandfather lost three brothers in the Holocaust. However, let's put aside the absurdity of this argument for now. What I'd like to focus on is the other… Continue reading Today’s Russians are like Jews in Nazi Germany?

Hated, but also loved

I accept that I'm hated Antisemitism is all over the international news these days, but living in Israel, I don't have to face any of it directly. Still, I am pained to my core at what I've been reading in the press; and I am distressed that the idea of my traveling anywhere abroad feels… Continue reading Hated, but also loved

Dehumanization, or: Zoology

My 1st double acrostic poem How can you view me as nothing more than a cockroach? Unabashed, you respond, no... More like a dark, shaggy emu. Matter of fact, could you play dead for me like a possum? Alas, some others (but not I!) think of you as a wicked flea. Nevertheless, you blend in… Continue reading Dehumanization, or: Zoology