Michael Kuttner

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Seismic Rumbles

Instability amidst signs of upheavals, eruptions and impending chaos seem currently to be the order of the day. Wherever one looks in the world insanity...

Countdown

From Passover until the Festival of Shavuot, Jews worldwide have been counting the days and weeks that have elapsed.  After forty-nine days we celebrate and...

Unfinished business

Fifty-three years ago on the 28th Iyar of the Hebrew calendar the old city of Jerusalem was liberated from illegal Jordanian control. This week we celebrate...

Incoming waves

Every expert is now talking about an expected second wave of the coronavirus as most of us ease slowly out of the current crisis. Unlike...

Courting controversies

With the coronavirus crisis in Israel at the moment seemingly under control, attention is now focusing on several other developing dramas. In no particular order...

Is there ever a right time?

Israelis this week remember all those who lost their lives so that Jewish sovereignty could once again be guaranteed followed by celebrations to commemorate...

Time to “get over it?”

Yom Hashoah, the annual commemoration of the Holocaust, takes place every year in Israel and elsewhere immediately after Passover. This year’s ceremonies will thanks to...

Corona casualties and other symptoms

Apart from the tragic toll of lives and devastated families this pandemic has also let loose ancient demons. It has also left in its wake potential political...

Why this night will definitely be different

As Jewish families worldwide gather this year to celebrate the beginning of Pesach (Passover) there will be no need to ask why “is this...

No worries mate

The coronavirus pandemic has produced some amazing and heartwarming moments as health workers and others literally put their lives on the line in an...