• Emergency Landing

    For those of you busy businesspeople without a second to spare – here is a quick synopsis: Was he faking chest pain on an airplane? Did he cause an emergency landing in Dnepropetrovsk in order to visit family there? Can you sprain your wrist whilst having a heart attack? Why do folks think they can…

  • Little Old Lady

    “I give thanks before you, King, living and eternal, for you have returned within me my soul with compassion – abundant is your faithfulness,” I whispered as I drove through the empty streets. Jerusalem in the early morning mid-spring: nothing quite like it. Israelis are early risers no doubt, but the streets are still relatively…

  • Silly American

    “Silly American!” I thought as I ran towards my bike. My screen read; “Allergic reaction – 20 Year old male – conference call with 100/Police” “Conference call?!” you ask. “Why should EMS call Police?” you wonder. Answer = Silly American. Ladies and Gentleman of the United States, United Kingdom and the Philippines. The number for the…

  • Conflicting Reports

    [dropcap background=”yes” color=”#333333″ size=”50px”]T'[/dropcap]was early evening in the Shmeel residence, and the hero of our story was doing what he does best: bath time. Kids screaming, bubbles flying, beeper beeping, baby crying, and water splashing; pretty much a normal day. “Beeper beeping?” did I hear you say. “Indeed I did. And wouldn’t you like to know what…

  • Holy Books Everywhere

    The beeper told me that he had a pacemaker; That means he has a cardiac history. The beeper told me that he was 58 years old; That means he was too young to die. The beeper told me that it was 07:00am; That means he was probably dead.   What I didn’t know, was that his widow would…

  • Explosion at the Western Wall

    [dropcap background=”yes” color=”#333333″ size=”20px”]It was a terrifying sight.[/dropcap]   I knew why I was there and what needed to be done and yet I found myself shocked, and advancing – but only in slow motion. Utter devastation, and in such close proximity to the holiest place on earth. In the background, the Western Wall (Kotel),…

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