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‘Spiderman’ granted French citizenship after rescuing child from Paris balcony Video of the rescue showed 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama climbing up four floors of the apartment building in just seconds to rescue the child, to cheers from onlookers. By the time Parisian emergency services arrived at the building, he had already pulled the child to safety.

Here’s a story from The New York Times that I thought you’d find interesting. Gazans and Israel could have made peace before. Now, demographic and ecosystem issues add urgency. By Thomas L. Friedman Princess Diana once famously observed that there were three people in her marriage, “so it was a bit crowded.” The same is [...]

Today was a sad day. We gathered in Mexico to mourn the passing of my uncle, Tio Muni, my dad’s younger cousin. Along with the rest of my family in Mexico, Tio Muni (who looked like Albert Einstein and is hugging my dad in the picture below) welcomed my dad after the war. My dad [...]

How Israelis See the World

Published under Introspection May 08, 2018

The New York Times Opinion Page, By Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute Mr. Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and the author of “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.” In 2002, when much of the international community was severely criticizing Israel for its tough military [...]

By Leonard Mlodinow Ten years ago, when my son Nicolai was 11, his doctor wanted to put him on medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “It would make him less wild,” I explained to my mother, who was then 85. “It would slow him down a bit.” My mother grumbled. “Look around you,” she said [...]

The difference between Intelligence and Wisdom! I found this worthy reading: 1. Intelligence leads to arguments. Wisdom leads to settlements. 2. Intelligence is power of will. Wisdom is power OVER will. 3. Intelligence is heat, it burns. Wisdom is warmth, it comforts. 4. Intelligence is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker. Wisdom is pursuit [...]

The Jerusalem Post BY YONAH JEREMY BOB MARCH 27, 2018 Netanyahu did not immediately respond, but a senior member of his governing coalition brushed off the censure. The six former living Mossad chiefs collectively accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of placing his need for power and money above the public interest, thereby placing the country [...]

The Darkest Hour

Published under Introspection Mar 12, 2018

I just saw The Darkest Hour on a plane ride home and I highly recommend it. How close our civilization was back in 1940-41 to kneel in surrender to the Nazi thug Hitler. But Winston Churchill stood strong and rallied the proud British people never to give in to tyranny, even against the greatest of [...]

To My 13-Year-Old, An iPhone Contract From Your Mom, With Love By Janell Burley Hofmann Dear Gregory Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. Hot Damn! You are a good and responsible 13-year-old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please [...]