Stars and Promises

When I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you ordained; What is man that you are mindful of him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honor.  You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands, You placed all things under Your…

Anti-Semitic T-Shirts in France

 The owner and salesman of a shop in Paris has been arrested for selling T-shirts with the anti-Semitic phrase on them: “Jews forbidden from entering the park.” They are printed in both German and Polish and refer to the Nazi-era Jewish ghetto of Lodz, Poland. You can read the story here. France has one of…

Train Memory

  In the barrenness and cold of winter, I traveled for the first time to Russia. I wrote this poem on a Soviet train as we wound through the Russian woods and farmland from St. Petersburg to Moscow. My first train ride through the former Soviet Union overflowed with the romance of high adventure, set against the winterscape of the…

Caesarea

Caesarea Yesterday, we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in Tel Aviv. Then we loaded the car and headed up the coast to Caesarea. Nestled on the sea, Caesarea is rich with Roman and Crusader archeological ruins. The history is fascinating. Here are some of the sights we enjoyed.