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Michael Kuttner

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Narishkeit

Yiddish is a most expressive language which often defies perfect translation into English as well as conveying its emotional intent. Take the word narishkeit for...

Stretching credibility to the limit

This past week provided further proof that credibility can be stretched to almost infinite lengths. The death from COVID of Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of...

Fatally flawed dead ends

When one has traversed down a dead-end road in the past and discovered that it leads nowhere but to dangerous territory, it is inconceivable...

Double double toil and trouble

The witches’ incantation from Macbeth succinctly describes the developing chaos now facing many citizens in various countries. As they stirred the boiling cauldron the opening...

Hobson’s choice

Tuesday 3 November 2020 presents American voters with a dilemma as they cast their ballots in one of the craziest elections in the history...

How much worse can it get?

On the evidence so far we are already facing a new (Jewish) year which is plumbing the depths of insanity and unbelievable imbecility. Love embraces...

March of Folly

Now that the Chagim (Festivals) are over most people are looking forward to a new year devoid of past follies and one which will...

BC and CE

Last Pesach (Passover) we experienced the first taste of life in the shadow of a lockdown. These current Chagim (Festivals) of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur...

Time to reboot

When your electronic device refuses to function properly quite often the best solution is to reboot it. Most often this fixes the problem and normal...

Learning from the painful past

The anniversary of the outbreak of World War II has just passed and for Jews, in particular, it represents a grim reminder of lost...