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They sat around the table to discuss the matter. "The proble...
 To use words, to write, to unfurl sentences, to constr...

As the Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha and we stride towards a...
Now a successful businessman at the forefront of the algorithmic trading revolution, Eddie Shapiro was once an Israeli fighter pilot. This is an extract from his autobiography.

FEBRUARY 1982: JUNIEH HARBOR, NORTH OF BEIRUT – four months before the first Lebanese War. IAF Chief of Enemy Weapons Research (left), IAF Chief of Operations Maj. Gen. Zvi Kantor center) and Captain Eddie Shapiro (right). The trio flew into Lebanon. The two senior officers went to retrieve the first MiG23 L shot down and retrieved by Israel or the U.S. and was expected to be a treasure trove for Israeli Intelligence. Eddie Shapiro was sent to interrogate the Syrian pilot who was captured by the Christian Phalanges, under Bashir Gemayel.

After being grounded because of my injury caused by my head-...

It was October. Leaves were falling everywhere, although the...

Gaza: July 2014 The soldier boy opened his eyes slowly. Wher...

The letter before me on the marble table-top becomes a crump...

 Amazing Jewish Heroes By David Richard GoldbergGefen P...

Buy Me a Heaven TonightBy Ruth BekerSelf-published 2018. 260...

 Train in the Distance By Larry ButchinsPublished by Am...

Lilli de JongBy Janet BentonPublisher Anchor Books, 2018Soft...













Serendipity was the subject of the latest ESRAmagazine Short...

Snapshot: The IDF as Never Seen BeforeBy Yoav Limor and Ziv ...


All my life I've dreamed of making a match, a shiduch. This ...
Bernard Mann, author of the historical novel

David & Avshalom: Life and Death in the Forest of Angels

Helen: Bernard, how and why did you come to write this histo...

Let me go gracefully through that great gateway,With sturdy ...

Jeanette Winterson

Richelle Shem-Tov has selected Jeanette Winterson's Why Be H...
A sketch of Ronny Golding drawn 60 years ago by Jock Leyden, whose cartoons appeared in the Natal Daily News for more than 60 years

It started more than twenty years ago. Nick and I had a regu...

 My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in The Promised Land By...

1973: The Who in their heyday (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

This is an elaboration of a Yizkor sermon I presented to my ...