The Day After: Election Thoughts

My latest on the Times of Israel. If you’re looking for laughs, you won’t find them here. So it seems likely that Bibi will remain Prime Minister. He may be among the most surprised. In recent days, he seemed to be panicking. He reminded me of a sports team who will do whatever it takes […]

Top 10 Reasons Bibi Should Not Cancel Speech

The day has arrived. After all the controversy surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress, we’re just hours away. Just in case it’s not too late for him to change his mind, here are the top 10 reasons that PM Netanyahu should not cancel his speech: 10. Sara Netanyahu needs another two nights to […]

Top 10 Random Moments in History

My latest from the Times of Israel…. Yesterday, a man opened fire outside a synagogue in Copenhagen, the latest event in a wave of anti-Semitic violence in Europe. After the recent attack at a kosher market in Paris, President Barack Obama did not appear to connect the act to the Jewish nature of the customers, calling […]

Top 10 Developments from Miss Universe Pageant

My latest on the Times of Israel…. Yesterday, Beirut was up in arms at an Instagram photo of Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon appearing together at the Miss Universe pageant. Without further ado, here are the top 10 other developments from the pageant: 10. Miss Lebanon feigned ignorance when asked if Miss Syria had installed parental controls […]

How to Appreciate Chanukah Like a Jedi

Just after Thanksgiving, the most anticipated movie trailer of the decade was released, starting the countdown to the release of the new “Star Wars” movie. Around the same time, Jews around the world began to count down the nights until Chanukah.  After I stumbled upon this list of the top 100 movie lines in history […]

Can We Please Not Call This an Intifada Just Yet?

My latest on the Times of Israel. Nothing funny here… For years after Michael Jordan became the greatest basketball player in the world, the media sought to anoint the heir to this throne. “Is this the next Jordan? Is that the next Jordan?” Sometimes before the prospect had even played a game in the NBA. […]

Top 11 AP headlines in history

Yesterday, a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a crowd of people waiting for a train. A three-month old baby was killed. A police officer shot the fleeing murderer. The Associated Press (AP) found it appropriate to report the story with the following headline. If that’s not the most ridiculous journalistic account of an event, […]

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