1 August 2011

Today is Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av, the start of the nine days. We in Jerusalem feel the pain especially strongly, even more so for those of us close enough to see the remnants of the Har HaBayit, covered by the golden onion. May this years be the last that we mourn the destruction of the two temples, and may net Tish’a B’Av be celebrated as a major Chag. Read Gil Marks’ commentaries and 9 days recipes here 

And all this fuss about keeping their head covered!


The News

Middle East, Shuldig, TV, News  : Dry Bones cartoon.
It’s strange.

The last cartoon that I drew seemed funny when I drew it. And the very next day I read it and I found it depressing. Today’s cartoon however is completely different! It seemed depressing to me as soon as I did it.

So maybe it’ll seem funny to me tomorrow?

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Watching America

America, Economy, economic crisis, World Opinion, Politics,  : Dry Bones cartoon.
Watching the U. S. debt limit crisis from outside of America is scary. The collapse of the American economy would pull us all down.

But watching America’s crisis from outside of America is scary for another reason. For much of the world America was a goal, a symbol of the future, the one world power, the world’s policeman. No matter how many times she disappointed us or frustrated us, we assumed that America would be there to lead the world.

It looks like “them days are gone forever.”

What do you think?

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Many years ago, I saw the following quote in a sales office: “Twenty five hundred years ago, Samson slew the army of the Philistines with the jaw-bone of an ass, today, more sales are lost with the same weapon.” The following article brought that back to mindConfused smile Housing Protest Leaders Lose Ground with Silly Demands Left-wing rabble rousers’ demands to negotiate with Netanyahu himself, on live television, may lose them Union support. And see this comment

For years I have been saying that Yesha was as much the left bank of the Jordan as East Brunswick or Livingston is the West Bank of the Hudson. Thank you, Glenn Beck:     Never Ever Call it the West Bank  Beck in Etzion Bloc Glenn Beck explains why Judea and Samaria should not be referred to as the West Bank. “There’s no such place as the West Bank.”

Role of American Rabbis: Encourage Aliyah, Strengthen Community


Water consumption drops 7.5% in first six months of year  Mekorot says despite drop, “water crisis is still not behind us,” announces plans to invest NIS 3b. to “change direction of water supply.”

Every winemaker’s dream  Once you’ve tasted a great Pinot Noir, you’ll never forget it.


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