Mishmash

By Ann Kirschner Harper 2013, 304 pages
BY Rebecca Schuman
May 31, 2013

The heavy step of metal-soled boots kicking up early morning dust, the gleaming mouth of a silver gun, the swift flick of the wrist followed by a deafening bang and the hurried swish . . . of skirts? OK, let’s be honest here and agree that most people don’t associate the Wild West with women.  CONTINUE »

May 31, 2013

Israel certainly has its share of stunning landscapes, and with its vast array of deserts, lush fields, mountains, vineyards and magnificent bodies of water, it was the obvious location choice forMatisyahu’s new video, “Sunshine.” In this video, Matisyahu, a popular American reggae singer,returns to the deserts of Israel, where he recorded his most recent album. CONTINUE »

May 17, 2013

Israelis Love Life in The holy land A recently published poll by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reveals that the majority of Israelis are very pleased with their lives. Eighty-eight percent of Israelis are content with their lives; 52.3 percent believe their lives will improve in the near future. Almost 60 percent of respondents said CONTINUE »

by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal Ecco 2012: hardcover, 400 pages
BY Yitzchak Jaffe
January 18, 2013

It took me a while to get into this book. At first, its structure confused and bothered me. It was completely non-linear and seemed to be more speculation than fact; and I really have no interest in reading about what some people think Mossad may or may not have done. But before I knew it, CONTINUE »