SPACEIL–Breisheet: So Close! “We arrived (just not how) we wanted…”

  We failed. But did we? “We have a failure of the spacecraft. We unfortunately have not managed to land successfully,” Opher Doron, general manager of the Israel Aerospace Industries space program, said on the SpaceIL’s livestream of the landing attempt…” “We are the seventh country to orbit the moon and the fourth to reachContinue reading “SPACEIL–Breisheet: So Close! “We arrived (just not how) we wanted…””

My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)–Israel @70

No more Memorial Candles! No more somber music! No more visits to Military Cemeteries (for now)! No more sirens (for now)! It has been too long since my last visit to Israel. How long? Well 2008 was the last time I was there and I was still doing this! Working on the Sidekick LX andContinue reading “My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)–Israel @70”

My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)

70 years aint chicken feed! It’s an amazing accomplishment. Something to be proud of; Something to worry about; Something to be exasperated with; Something to be vigilant about. Just now, across Israel, the first of two air raid sirens sounded. 1 minute. Silence, noise, a metaphorical shofar, bowed heads. In another 15 hours, a 2Continue reading “My eyes are on Israel, today–Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)”

B’reisheet to Radical Amazememt. A collection of amazing moments

50 Years ago, PSC started a journey. 47 years ago, The Memorial Scrolls Trust in London, England gave PSC, on permanent loan, 2 Torah scrolls rescued from the Nazis. 4 months ago, in October, 2017, I just privileged to be part of a delegation from our synagogue to return a 200-year-old Torah Scoll to itsContinue reading “B’reisheet to Radical Amazememt. A collection of amazing moments”