Archive for the 'Being A Jew' Category

LIVING IN THE POST APOCALYPSE…

September 4th, 2014

What do you think a similar flight over an Israeli community under Hamas rocket attack might look like? This reminds me of WW II photos of Berlin, Leningrad or Hiroshima. Via Mano Singham. Warning, not for the queasy.

OH WELL, I’M DONE WITH ELIZABETH WARREN…

August 29th, 2014

[Update @ 1140: Mano Singham is also not pleased and offers a prescription below…] The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one […]

VOICES FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL…

August 7th, 2014

I still remember the a morning of 6 June 1982 in Athens, Ohio, sitting at my desk in a classroom waiting for Professor Doxy to enter with our final exam for his class on the Late Ottoman Empire. When he arrived we joked that he should cancel the exam since Israel’s invasion of Lebanon changed […]

ISRAEL WILL DESTROY JUDAISM

August 3rd, 2014

WARNING: What follows after the jump is important, but deeply disturbing. Readers are encouraged to think and prepare themselves before clicking. JH Dear All of You: I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more. Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man

THE BRILLIANT COLDNESS OF LOGIC…

July 31st, 2014

We can stand aloof from the events and carry out thought exercises, and we can carefully weigh the pros and cons of war—this side did this horrible thing, that side did that horrible thing, this side has this worthy cause, that side has that worthy cause—and we can attempt to calculate who is slightly better […]

THE DEBATE INSIDE ISRAEL…

July 24th, 2014

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some of the scores of children killed in Gaza since the conflict began 17 days ago. B’Tselem’s appeal against the decision was rejected on Wednesday. It intends to petition Israel’s supreme court on Sunday in an […]

THIS IS OH SO VERY BUDDHISH…

November 24th, 2013

In Buddhism, thinking is already action. By your thinking, you can destroy the world. but, it’s equally true that your thinking can save the world and bring healing. p. 82 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT VII…

December 14th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT VI…

December 13th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT V…

December 12th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT IV…

December 11th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT III…

December 10th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT II…

December 9th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

HAPPY HANUKA: NIGHT I…

December 8th, 2012

From Ralph Solonitz, of course…

JIMMY CARTER ON GAZA AND PALESTINE…

December 3rd, 2012

There is no American politician, hell no living politician on the planet, whom I respect more than President Jimmy Carter. What he says here, and what The New York Times published yesterday, goes to the heart of why, as someone who speaks out for social justice, as an American, as a Jew, I do not […]

WHY THOSE UNGRATEFUL SODS…

November 25th, 2012

From The Jerusalem Post: Few are aware that just as the intense rocketing of Israel’s metropolitan areas was ramped up, the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Gaza Strip was reopened early last week. Trucks laden with foodstuffs and supplies were allowed through to those who were lobbing missiles at Israeli civilians. Undoubtedly, these consignments didn’t […]

I’VE PUSHED THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE…

November 25th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: Few things are more depressing than paying attention to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The carnage and mutual hatred seem infinite. The arguments are so repetitive and fruitless. As is true in all wars, including those depicted in pleasing good-vs-evil terms, atrocities end up being committed by all sides, leading one to want to […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON RAINING MISSILES…

November 20th, 2012

I THINK MY HEAD MAY EXPLODE…

November 19th, 2012

[Update at 1834: Another perspective brought to my attention by she who Writes Likes She Talks. I don’t know how to talk about what is happening here but it’s probably less about writers’ block than readers’ block. It says so much about the state of our discourse that the surest way to enrage everyone is […]

MIDDLE AGE, STONE AGE, WHATEVER…

November 18th, 2012

7:55 P.M. Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Israel’s operation in Gaza: “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years.” We know how this worked in Vietnam. Why do we think there is a difference anywhere else in the world?

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