Sunday, November 30, 2008


More Torah cartoons at

I think that cartoons are an incredible medium for education. This video is full of Midrashim and I am unsure that I buy the precise message, and yet, I love the feel, the mood, the energy. A welcome addition to the weekly parashat Hashavua

I'm Speechless! Golan For Nothing!

I have already voiced my thoughts (link) on talks with syria. But I was speechless as I read this article in today's Haaretz (link):

WASHINGTON - U.S. President George Bush believes that Israel is offering Syria the Golan Heights without getting anything in exchange, according to sources briefed on his White House meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last week.

After Olmert updated Bush on Israel's indirect talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, the U.S. president demanded, "Why do you want to give Assad the Golan for nothing?" the sources said. "It's not for nothing,"
Olmert insisted. "It's in exchange for a change in the region's strategic alignment."
Bush persisted: "Why should you believe him?"

And to that, Olmert did not reply.

... If Bush can see it, then how can the Israeli Govt. not see the stupidity of this offer?