Wednesday Oct 30, 2013
(Image taken from storybook with flag added.)
As children, we all grew up with the biblical story of David and Goliath. Of all the various stories from the bible, as a child, it was the one I’d read and reread over and over again. The story of the young boy defeating⎯against all odds⎯the massive giant, is a metaphor we adults apply today to business, warfare and obstacles of all kinds.
In Malcolm Gladwell’s newest...
Tuesday Oct 08, 2013
(Photo of Old City, Jerusalem by Abe Novick)
It’s hard to think of a more appropriate city than Jerusalem to be seen from a G-d’s eye view. But that’s exactly what the new IMAX movie, distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, will be doing in the coming months as it makes its way to the giant screens around the world.
Often relegated to themes of science and exploration, whether Mount Everest, the...
Thursday Sep 12, 2013
(I wrote this piece days after 9/11/2001 and think it still rings true today.)
When I lived in New York, I could look up at any hour of the day or night and see the twin towers of The World Trade Center. I took comfort in their presence and the knowledge that American freedom and the ideals of capitalism were hard at work. Especially at night, to look up and see the windows still lit when most of the...
Monday Aug 26, 2013
Israelis exercising Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
On a recent return visit to Israel this summer, I couldn’t help but notice its beauty; the land and seas of course⎯but also the people.
While Israel is known for its brains (more PHDs per capita than any other country) and military brawn⎯youth and beauty abound. Along with that fountain of vitality is an amazing abundance of energy among the people due to a smart...
Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
(Boston Marathon bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of American magazine Rolling Stone (Reuters)
Johnny Depp. Justin Bieber. Rihanna. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Whoa!
Known for gracing its covers with musicians, movie actors and pop icons, Rolling Stone magazine has frequently tapped the pulse of the zeitgeist. But by plastering the face of the brooding Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev, on...