If you held a place dear in your heart and someone else was currently in possession of that place (e.g., let’s say there’s a house that was owned by your grandparents and now someone else lives there), would you burn it down? Do you believe that is acceptable, normal behavior in such a situation?
Journalism: “writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation” Miriam Webster Dictionary
“Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities.” American Press Institute
Yesterday I noticed this image in my Facebook stream – a friend had “Liked” it. I agree with the concept so I clicked through to the group that had posted it; a group named We, the People, will be heard.
Scrolling down their page I saw a lot of American Patriotic conversations and felt good until I came upon this one that infuriated me.
For those of you who have been concerned (upset) about the US Consulate in East Jerusalem catering to the Arab population, I have good news from the CHAI (Cleveland Hometown Association in Israel) January Newsletter:
American citizens can now get all our consular services—visa, passports, social security changes, etc– in West Jerusalem—Arnona to be exact– in a great new facility. You no longer have to pay exhorbitant private parking rates in a rutted lot. Now there is a brand new parking facility under the building with a few steps up to the entrance, a security area, a large open patio area and finally a spacious hall. Yes, there may still be lines, but the day I went there was no waiting. Telephone numbers are on the website Continue reading New American Consulate in Jerusalem
I never thought I’d be as happy to see rain as I was this morning! We were scheduled to go on a Nefesh B’Nefesh tiyul (trip) to Neot Kedumim and the event was rained out – but the announcement came after we were already en route to Jerusalem to catch the bus.
Our friend Judy suggested that she drop us off at the Israel Museum so that the trip wouldn’t be a complete wash out, but when we arrived we learned that they don’t open until 10:00 and it was 8:30. Around the corner the Bible Lands Museum sign indicated that they open at 9:30. We had an hour to invest somewhere so Judy dropped us off to enjoy a morning stroll around the Rose Gardens. Within minutes of arrival, before we topped the first set of stairs, the drizzle turned into rain and – despite the fact that we saw a rainbow over Jerusalem and it was drizzling in Ma’ale Adumim when we were getting ready to leave, and I strongly suggested that Michael bring a jacket and at least wear a hat to keep the sun out of his eyes – not all of us had come prepared for rain! I, of course, was already wearing my raincoat and quickly pulled Yisrael’s out of my pocket and slipped it on him while his friend Eliad donned a jacket without a hood or hat. Continue reading Yay – We Got Rained Out!
There are lots of wonderful and inspiring blogs filling the blogosphere these days. So many that I often have difficulty finding time to read the ones I have subscribed to. After putting in an intense day of work yesterday I’m indulging this morning by catching up on some of my favorite reading and wow! some great articles have been posted during the past week. Since I couldn’t have said these things better myself, I decided to share these gems with you.