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...
Sunday Jun 16, 2013
(Permission for illustration from artist Michael Capozzola)
For my shekels, the question of whether the comic book character Superman, is Jewish or not shouldn’t even be questioned.
Born and named Kal-El by his father Jor-El, “El” is one of the ancient names for God used throughout the bible and found in great prophets such as Samue-el, Dani-el and angels Micha-el and Gavri-el and of course, Isra-el...
Thursday May 30, 2013
(Image released by Sony – Columbia Pictures)
Here’s a hint for Hollywood if it’s looking for a real "green" hero. Look to Israel. If there is a group of people who know a little something about sustainability, about surviving more than one near apocalypse, you can find them there.
I say this because at the movies, on TV, in books and even in the form of Disneyeque animation, we’ve seen the...
Tuesday May 14, 2013
Over the past year and pouring through every screen available, has been an unrelenting cascade and a succession of horrors, each in their own right worthy of the term “evil.”
At midnight last summer, on July 20th in Aurora, 12 people were killed and 58 others wounded by alleged shooter James Eagan Holmes during a premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.” I blogged about it at the time, saying, “…a memory of...