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Our Language

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

“Words can become like little doses of arsenic: ingested unconsciously they might seem of no consequence, but after a while the toxic effect emerges,” (Viktor Klemperer, The Language of the Third Reich). What language are we speaking?…

21st century

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

On April 1, 1979, Iran woke up as an “Islamic Republic”. The results of the referendum on the matter doesn’t leave any doubts: 98% of the votes in favor and 2 % opposed. We have not entered …

BECHOL LASHON Español – El justo y el tramposo

ascoliPor Michael Ascoli*

Dile eso al que hoy esté en campaña electoral: “cualquiera que gane honor humillando al prójimo no tendrá lugar en el más allá” (TY Chaghigà 2:1) … ¿pero de verdad los Maestros son tan ingenuos como para …

Fascism and the Current Times

bidussaBy David Bidussa

“Fascism gathered many legitimate causes of social anger and it systematically turned them into wrongs, into constant oppression, and into denial of human values. If we may find an analogy to the present times, it lies in …

Double Life – Red dots

fubiniBy Daniela Fubini*

Anyone who is even loosely acquainted with the hi-tech scene in Tel Aviv has been at least once on a high floor of the Electra building, across from the three Azrieli towers that used to mark Tel …

Obsessions

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

There is an obsession that is becoming more and more trusted in the common perception: the obsession of things that cannot be done, and therefore to change the rules so that they can be done. This is …

History

bidussaBy David Bidussa*

When asked why he did not teach the history of persecutions towards European Jews and their destruction, historian Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi would answer: “I refuse to teach how Jews died to students who have no idea of …

Double Life – To the Moon

fubiniBy Daniela Fubini*

So we go to the moon. We as Israel, as a tiny country in a bullying neighborhood, we as a people lacking big numbers anywhere but in entrepreneurship, we as the Start-Up Nation in fact. At 03:45 …