The business of asking for directions in Israel

Have you ever asked someone for directions in Israel, or given directions yourself? Giving directions in Israel is an art and almost a religion. While there are those who will misguide you, many will take five minutes to tell you exactly where to go, and if you ask someone who is in their car, they  Continue »

How do you fit exercise into your work schedule?

According to the entrepreneur experts, it is important that business owners create a carefully structured work/life schedule, because if they don’t, work and life can blend and this can be bad etc. When I first started out, I did manage to define my work hours. But that was at the beginning, when I had way  Continue »

International Herald Tribune Advertises Tender for Nuclear Reactors

[Go to the end of this post to see the original ad] If any of us thought that the West was going to work to stop Iran from developing nuclear capabilities, at least economically if not militarily, then think again. The following pretty much indicates that profit, even the smallish profit derived from newspaper advertising,  Continue »

Video for Yom Haatzmaut about barbecuing

Last year my dad took a classic photo of a guy on his way to his Yom Haatzmaut barbecue. I made a short video all about Yom Haatzmaut and barbecueing in honor of this guy who is the most serious mangaler/barbecuer I have ever seen.

Moreover, I advise that the genocide in Darfur must be stopped

Aner Ravon at De Gardener writes about an initiative of his friend Shahar to sign off every post with the sentence “Moreover, I advise that the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.” Shahar explains this sentence in Hebrew, and Aner explains it in English: “This is a paraphrase on Cato the Elder, who used to  Continue »

The Key to A-List Blogging: Use Yiddish!

Today I came across three surprisingly prominent uses of Hebrew and Yiddish words on the web: WordPress.org – the official WordPress site allows you to complain about their popular blogging platform on their “KVETCH!” page. Where you can enter your Kvetch, the word “kvetch” links to its definition on Answers.com. The fact that they felt  Continue »

Don’t type on the baby

In Part 1 of my series on Self Employment and Maternity Leave, I discussed the technical aspects of getting compensation from social security for maternity leave. In Part 2, I discussed whether it is realistic for a business owner to disappear for three months and hope that the business will still be there when she  Continue »

Thank you for buying our harmful product

Thank You for Smoking is the first good movie I’ve seen in a long time. The characters are great, the script is brilliant, and it addresses interesting issues like moral relativism, political correctness, and our responsibility to our children. All of this takes place around a man who defends the tobacco industry to the world.  Continue »

Mazal Tov! The Schwabs Welcome Tifferet, Born Dec. 31, 2006

This past Sunday I gave birth to Tifferet at 11:11 pm. She weighed 3.4 kg at birth, and got perfect results on her Apgar test. Tifferet (which means beauty, glory, or splendor in Hebrew) was born with a heart condition called pulmonary stenosis. This condition affects the flow of blood from the heart to the  Continue »

Israel’s Bank Salaries Higher than Salaries in Similar Economies

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. Bob Hope I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson You know the scene in Mary Poppins where Jane and Michael cause a run on the bank because  Continue »

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