September 23, 2018

David Suissa

Of all the things I’ve read about the latest jihadist terror attack from London, one line in particular from Prime Minister Theresa May stood out.
I was attending an event sponsored by the UCLA Debate Union, billed as “A Spirited Debate on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).”
Since its inception, Israel has been a country under siege. When it’s not attacked by terrorist forces, it’s attacked by diplomatic ones.
When I see President Trump get all excited about making “the ultimate deal,” I roll my eyes.
Imagine sitting down at a Passover seder and receiving a visitor who wants to kill you.
Israel is a land of many faces, with more than 100 nationalities coexisting and arguing with one another on a patch of land slightly larger than Vermont.
Where does this unusual Omer ritual come from? And what can it tell us about our people and our tradition?
The Syrian regime of President Assad is evil. Its use of chemical weapons to murder children was barbaric.
This is what happened to my friend Sharon Waxman, founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of the popular entertainment and culture news site, The Wrap.
I never met Don Rickles, who passed away today at 90, but if I had to guess, I would think he’d be a person who doesn't mix well with awkward silences.
If I use my freedom to wallow in self-pity, or say hurtful things, or engage in soul-sapping pursuits, am I really free?
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