Happy Thanksgiving

You may have thought that gratitude comes from the heart but according to this MSNBC report, scientists now think that thankfulness has its source in our genes. Science aside, I cannot personally think of a more callous report to make at Thanksgiving time or a more sure way to rob the holiday of its festivity. … Read more


I was at a small village in the West Bank a few weeks ago where four soldier were kept posted for security reasons. The soldiers came over to the house where I was staying for the Shabbat meal. It turned out that they were part of an intelligence unit who were at the outpost on … Read more