Sunday, April 10, 2005

News from Abroad

Watching CNN and BBC is just scarey. I look at how they report Israel and frankly it is just amazing. They give riots in China that are anti Japan the same press as a planned protest at the western wall. I just question these news sources, and from within Israel I do not have nearly the same sense of problems.

News is so questionable.


Saturday, April 09, 2005

China and Israel


I am in Bejing for business and I must say one thing about israel. Israel has made China much easier to live in. Dealing with the goverment in Israel and problems we have faced has made China feel like an easy place to live.

I actually like China now, I understand it so much better and I understand what the people are thinking and how they are acting. This is a complete shock to me as I really did not like China before.

The other interesting thing is to see just how hot the economy is here, and how much prices have gone up. The goverment here is doing things right, as it just no longer feels like a bubble.


Saturday, April 02, 2005

Sabbath away

I was away this Shabbat. It was an interesting experience. We stayed with a family that lives in a Tamni Moshov and they are the only white guys for miles. It is an interesting place, but probably not for us. What was amazing was that they were renting a nice large house for significantly less then we were renting our apartment for.

I deafened with the family for Shabbat morning at a chabad that they promised was non messianic, but the Gabbi wearing a Kippa with Yichi on it just did not give me warm and comfortable feelings. The other choice where we went for Friday night was a Tamni Shul where everyone chanted at the same time at the top of their lungs in a small caravan with a rhythm that was slightly off. On the whole I like the Shuls in Ra'anana and I like being in Little America (Much like China town or little Italy in an America).

It was nice in some ways to be out there and in other ways I think I would have rather been home for Shabbat. I am going to be in China this week leaving in 4 days and spending shabbat at home before doing that would be nice.

Have a good week, the next post will probably be from Beijing.