Israel’s 2015 Election: Gone but Not Forgotten

The Israeli election is, thankfully, over. For a majority of Israelis, the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister was happy news. And although I couldn’t vote – I’m an American sojourner in Jerusalem — I thought Bibi’s success at the polls was...

Jerusalem Notebook: Reflections on Purim 2015

Back in my California days, I don’t recall hearing much about the Jewish holiday called Purim. Everyone knew about Passover and Hanukah, and our churches usually filled us in on the spiritual significance of Jewish High Holy days including Rosh Hashanah and Yom...