Black Sheep

With the leading CNN, Newsweek and primetime headlines about Israel many would be surprised to learn Israel is one of the world’s leading metropolitan and technologically advanced countries. Israel has the second largest number of startup companies in the world and the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies outside of North America. In 2010 it ranked 17th among the world’s most economically developed nations according to the International Institute for Management and Development’s World Competitiveness Yearbook.… [Read more]

Things Could Happen

In the center of Paris, an exhibit at the Hotel de Ville, C’étaient des Enfants, chronicles the story of the children who were deported to the war camps during World War II. A number of these children disappeared right from our neighborhood; almost every school within ten blocks of our home has a plaque to commemorate the children who were taken.… [Read more]

History Should Never Repeat

Last week, our 12 year-old son brought home a form for us to sign. His sixth grade social studies class was getting ready to study the Holocaust and the teacher wanted to make certain we knew what El Kiddo was in for.

As his father and I looked over the form, El Kiddo’s grandmother and I tried to engage him in conversation regarding what he knew about World War II.… [Read more]