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Letters to G-d from a Bored Jew

Letters to G-d from a Bored Jew Dear G-d. Again? Same ol, same ol? Fall’s around the corner, the World Series is coming soon, and we Jews have to spend Read more…

Not Kansas: Bi-Polar Opposites

Not Kansas: Bi-Polar Opposites

Not Kansas: Bi-Polar Opposites The Two Poles On Wednesday, we finished the 3-Day Hike. On Friday, there was a memorial service for soldiers in my unit that fell in the Read more…

Not Kansas: Purim 2013

Not Kansas – Purim 2013 The Guide to Conscious Purim Partying So yeah, it’s Purim again. You find part of an old tux, a top hat and a fake beard, Read more…

Not Kansas: A Personal Tu B'Shvat Message

Not Kansas: A Personal Tu B’Shvat Message

This year for Tu B’Shvat, I want to write about a different kind of tree. This is a tree you cannot see with your eyes, but you can feel it in Read more…

Not Kansas: Judah Maccabee, Latkes and Adam Sandler

Not Kansas: Judah Maccabee, Latkes and Adam Sandler

Hanuka is a holiday of songs. Do you know any by heart? And in general, what’s your opinion on the lyrics of modern songs in today’s culture? Do you find Read more…

Not Kansas: Thanksgiving 5773

I was asked by a number of people to write something about the situation in Israel this week. Something that can explain what is happening here. Something that cannot be Read more…

Not Kansas: Incomplete Reception

Not Kansas: Incomplete Reception

Cellphones are like Brussels sprouts – people either love them or hate them. I was never a lover of them; at first. But then, in 1992, during a Livnot tiyul, Dana the Read more…

Not Kansas: Hermon

Not Kansas: Hermon

“Our mission, gentlemen, is to recapture Mount Hermon.” And with that, we began a 5-day exercise in the Golan Heights. The entire reserve army paratroop brigade had been called up Read more…

Not Kansas: Learning From Animals

Not Kansas: Learning From Animals

I learned two things from animals this week. One at work, one at play. One late afternoon I was riding my bike on the new eastern border road with Syria Read more…

Not Kansas: The Bravehearts

Not Kansas: The Bravehearts

It was a day of brave weddings. In Israel, we have a different way of saying “You can’t be in two places at the same time.” In Hebrew, it goes: “You Read more…