CONTENTS BY TOPIC


  •  GENERAL
  1.  100th Blog - "100" Issues
  • AIRLINE REVIEWS - TORONTO-TEL-AVIV ROUTES
  1. Air Canada or El Al? Nov 28, 2012
  2. Lufthansa Feb 27, 2011 
  3. Austrian Air March 7, 2011 
  4. Air Canada Business Class May 18, 2011
  5. US Air Sep 15, 2011 
  6. Continental Oct 23, 2011
  7. Aeroplan Changes 2012-2013 
  8. United Airlines January 12, 2012 
  9. Brussels Air Feb 8, 2012  
  10. Superelite: Toronto to Tel-Aviv 
  11. Swiss Airlines March 2013
  12. El Al Airlines: July 2013  
  13. Lot Polish Airline: Toronto to Tel-Aviv August 2013
  14. Air Canada to charge for upgrades with "e-upgrade add-ons" 
  15. Lot Polish Airlines Part 2 - Toronto to Tel-Aviv  with Warsaw Stopover
  16. More Downgrades at Aeroplan: Mileage Accumulation is Harder and Harder 
  17. Lufthansa: Toronto to Tel-Aviv with Lengthy Frankfurt Stopover 
  18. KLM: Toronto to Tel-Aviv with Amsterdam Stopover 
  19. KLM: Tel-Aviv to Toronto via Amsterdam with Whisky Tasting Notes
  20. Air Canada:  Toronto to Tel-Aviv Business Class Dreamliner  
  21. Turkish Airlines: Toronto to Tel-Aviv with change in Istanbul - Review
  22. Air Transat: Toronto To Tel-Aviv with Discussions about Gender Equality
  23. Air Transat: Tel-Aviv to Toronto (Second Leg) July 2017

  • BOOK REVIEWS
  1. Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages
  2. Mighty Judgment - Philip Slayton
  3. Among the Truthers - Jonathan Kay
  4. Why Catholics Are Right - Michael Coren
  5. The Sabbath World - Judith Shulevitz
  6. The Jew is Not My Enemy - Tarek Fatah
  7. The Invention of the Jewish People - Shlomo Sand
  8. Ethical Oil - Ezra Levant 
  9. Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
  10. The God Who Hates Lies - David Hartman
  11. Son of Hamas - Mosab Yousef
  12. Unorthodox - Deborah Feldman
  13. Delectable Lie - Salim Mansur
  14. Start Up Nation - Dan Senor
  15. The Crisis of Zionism - Peter Beinart
  16. Out of the Depths: Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau 
  17. My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel: Ari Shavit
  18. Like Dreamers: Yossi Klein Halevi 
  19. Catch the Jew:  Tuvia Tenenbom
  20. The Lies they Tell: Tuvia Tenenbom
  21. Sapiens: Yuval Harari
  22. The Weapon Wizards: By Yaakov Katz 
  23. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

  • HOLIDAYS, CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS
  1. Simchat Torah Twice
  2. Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel
  3. Yom Hazikaron - 2011
  4. Shakira and Shimon Peres
  5. Selichot and Yom Kippur 2011
  6. Sukkot 5772/ 2011
  7. Israeli Weddings - A Primer
  8. Bar or Bat-Mitzvah - Davidson Center
  9. Shimon Peres at Masorti 35th Anniversary in Israel 
  10. Tali School Ra'anana - Opening Ceremony
  11. Purim in Ra'anana 2012
  12. Yom Hashoah v'Hagvurah 2012
  13. Shirat Machar CD Release 2012
  14. Lag B'Omer 2012
  15. Jerusalem Day 2012
  16. Israel, the U.S. and Iran - Rosh Hashanah 5773 - 2012 
  17. Pilgrimage to Uman - 2012
  18. Yom Kippur 5773 - 2012
  19. Sukkot 5773 - 2012
  20. The Hina: Moroccan and Yemenite Hina Parties 
  21. Purim 2013 - 5773 
  22. Yom Haatzmaut - Israel Independence Day 2013 
  23. Lag B'Omer 2013 - Bonfires Everywhere
  24. Israeli High School Graduation - Ostrovsky
  25. Israeli Middle School Graduation - Hativat HaSharon
  26. Davidson Center Bar/Bat Mitzvah 2013 
  27. Sukkot 2013 - 5774 
  28. Mimouna 2014 
  29. Yom Hazikaron 2014 - Through Music 
  30. Thanksgiving:  The U.S., Canada and Israel 
  31. Yemenite Matzot for Passover 
  32. Yom Hashoah v'Hagvurah 2015 
  • WINE FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
  1. Wine and Sightseeing in the Golan
  2. Indian Food in Israel
  3. Binyamina Winery
  4. Jacob's Dairy and Recanati Winery
  5. Kosher Restaurants - Serving Meat and Dairy
  6. Looks Like a Goose - Tastes Like a Pig
  7. Barbecuing in Israel: Charcoal or Gas?
  8. Coffee in Israel
  9. Ali Karavan Humus
  10. Jamri Party in Kiryat Eqron
  11. Jerusalem Kosher Wine Festival
  12. Ra'anana Wine Festival 2012 
  13. Indian Restaurant Loses Kosher Certifcation in Jerusalem
  14. Tanami Humus Bar - Ra'anana 
  15. "President Obama" flogging McDonald's in Israel
  16. A Trip to Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem 
  17. Beit Aaronsohn, Tishbi Winery and Zichron Ya'akov 
  18. Aroma Here, Aroma There... 
  19. Sukkot and the Tulip Winery 
  20. Cooking Tour of Mahane Yehuda
  21. Visit to Eretz Gshur - Olive Oil Production Facility 
 ISSUES IN JUDAISM, ZIONISM, SECULARISM AND GENDER EQUALITY
  1. Gender Equality in Israel: Recent Issues 
  2. Israel Needs a Two Day Weekend 
  3. Israel Not Tehran: Another Rally 
  4. Ultra-Orthodox Protest in Jerusalem 
  5. President Peres Speaks at Conservative Judaism Conference 
  6. Gender Equality Issues in Judaism - Israel to Canada 
  7. Israel's Chief Rabbinate Rules on Ice Cream 
  8. Religious Secular Tensions in Israel 
  9. Buses in Tel-Aviv on Shabbat? 
  10. Justice Joubran: Loyalty and Universal Conscription 
  11. More Secular Religious Tensions (April Fools...) 
  12. Kitniyot and Passover Preparations 
  13. Kitniyot or Lo Liyot (To Eat or Not to Eat Legumes) 
  14. Mezuzah Causes Stir in Connecticut 
  15. Woman Arrested for Wearing Tallith at Kotel 
  16. Israel to Draft Ultra-Religious 
  17. Latest Arrest of Women at Kotel 
  18. Sarah Silverman's Election Videos 
  19. International Day of the Girl 
  20. The 2012 U.S. Election - Obama, Netanyahu and Israel 
  21. Canada and Israel Issues: The Conservatives and the National Post 
  22. Niqabs in Canadian Courtrooms? Maybe...
  23. Blackberry Not Kosher? 
  24. Latest Developments at the Kotel 
  25. Legal Systems and Religious Minorities Conference 
  26. Je Suis Yoav
  27. Shechter Symposium: Jerusalem: The Kotel and the Old City - 50 Years in perspective
  •  ISRAELI NEWS STORIES
  1. Forest Fire in Israel 
  2. President Katsav Convicted 
  3. Ikea Store Destroyed 
  4. New Zealand Refuses Israeli Rescue Aid 
  5. Israeli Football Team to Join FIFA Mideast Division (April Fool's) 
  6. Kidnapped Soldier Shalit is Coming Home 
  7. Shalit Released - Emotional Day 
  8. Ishmael Khaldi and "Israel-Apartheid" Accusations 
  9. Where's the Beef: Israel's Purloined Surloin 
  10. Blowing Winds in Israel 
  11. Ongoing War With Gaza 
  12. African Migrants in South Tel-Aviv 
  13. Marvel and Warner Sue Kippa Man 
  14. Bull Accident in Gaza
  15. Fireworks at Weddings in Israel 
  16. Canadian Supreme Court Strips Pfizer of Viagra Patent 
  17. Operation Pillar of Cloud: Day 1 
  18. Operation in Gaza: Day 2 
  19. Operation in Gaza: Day 5 
  20. Operation in Gaza: Day 6
  21. Day 7 - Operation Pillar Of Cloud: On Edge 
  22. Day 8: Close to a Deal? 
  23. Operation Pillar of Cloud: Wrapped up for Now... 
  24. Israeli Elections 2013 Preview  
  25. Israeli Elections Humour: Simpsons Poster 
  26. Israeli Elections 2013: One Day to Go 
  27. Israeli Election Day Jan 22, 2013 
  28. Israeli Elections: Exit Polls 2013 
  29. Israeli Election 2013: Summary of Election Night Speeches 
  30. Israeli Elections 2013: Official Results 
  31. Israeli Elections 2013: Coalition Talks Begin 
  32. Israel National High School Robotics Competition 2013 
  33. Israel Elections 2013: Coalition Talks Continue 
  34. Israel's New Coalition Government 
  35. President Obama In Israel 
  36. Israeli Airline Employees Strike 
  37. Dealing with Terrorism: In Israel and the U.S. 
  38. Israeli Municipal Elections 2013: Some Tidbits... 
  39. Major Israeli Storm Dec 2013 
  40. Memorable Events in Israel 2013 
  41. Kerry's Peace Proposals:  Status of Current Negotiations
  42. Prime Minister Harper' Visit to Israel 2014 
  43. PM Harper in Israel - More Comments 
  44. Putin to Speak in Israeli Knesset 
  45. Upcoming Israeli Presidential Elections 
  46. War in Gaza: Some Thoughts
  47. Israeli Elections 2015 - Latest Trends  
  48. Post-Purim 2015: On to Israeli Elections
  49. 5 Days Left Until Israel Elections (2015)  
  50. Last Israel Pre-Election Blog 2015 and Predictions
  51. Big Win for Netanyahu:  Some Post Election Thoughts 
  52. Israeli Elections 2015: A Few More Interesting Points
  53. Seder with President Obama 
  54. Latest Israeli Coalition News 
  55.  Lieberman: Hero or Opportunist
  56.  
  • SPORTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
  1. New Museum of Yemenite Culture in Jaffa
  2. Ice Hockey in Israel 
  3. More Ice Hockey in Israel 
  4. Company Men - Better of in Canada 
  5. David Broza in Ra'anana http://torontotoranana.blogspot.ca/2014/05/israelis-rejoice-tel-avivs-maccabi.html
  6. Ice Hockey in Jerusalem 
  7. Eilat - Astral Village and Snorkelling
  8. 2011 Ice Hockey in Metullah 
  9. Israeli Musical Group Shirat Machar Releases New CD 
  10. Yemen Blues - in Toronto - Sep 2012
  11. Shirat Machar Chanukah Clip 
  12. Rami Kleinstein Zappa Jerusalem January 2013 
  13. Israel's "Makolet Culture" 
  14. Shirat Machar Summer Tour 2013 
  15. Israeli National Ice Hockey Team Beats New Zealand
  16. Israel National Ice Hockey Team Shreds Bulgaria
  17. Ice Skating at Ice Peaks in Holon, Israel 
  18. Shirat Machar's Latest Video - Akum L'Shorer 
  19. Israel's "Mizrahi" Music - Some Selected Clips 
  20. Menachem Begin Heritage Center 
  21. HaProyect Shel Ravivo and Daklon 
  22. Watching the Olympics in Israel: Good Luck
  23. Board Game Day in Jerusalem (Pesach 2014)  
  24. Israeli Basketball Team, Maccabi Electra, Wins European Championship
  25. Shavuot, the Rolling Stones and Reform Conversions 
  26. Maccabi Haifa plays the Toronto Raptors in Toronto 
  • MANAGING IN ISRAEL
  1.  Cell Phone Service in Israel: A Visit to Cellcom
  2. The Israeli Line-Up: Waiting....   
  3. Punctured Tire? Moshe Lis Tire Repair at Tsomet Ra'anana 
  4. Lost and Found in Israel 
  5. A Stay at Ichilov Hospital in Tel-Aviv 
  6. Induction Day ("Yom Hagiyus") 
  • GUEST BLOGS
  1.  Arnie Zweig - Gay Pride in Israel

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