Current Affairs

Thoughts and reflections on current affairs.

As a “Spiritual Risk Taker”, I don’t actually need to risk anything.

(15 May 2020 Times of Israel) Week 9 of lockdown and we are beginning to see certain parts of society ‘unlocking’. People unable to work from home can travel to work, people can now meet outside with one person not from their household (following the 2-metre social distancing rule). In lockdown terms, this is aContinue reading “As a “Spiritual Risk Taker”, I don’t actually need to risk anything.”

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Physical, cognitive or spiritual herd immunity – which will help us survive?

Published Times of Israel 04 May 2020 Spiritual herd immunity’ has redeemed our nation for thousands of years – these values haven’t disappeared in the current crisis. With each passing day, it is becoming clearer that part of the solution to COVID-19 will include some level of “herd immunity,” acquired over time. However, according toContinue reading “Physical, cognitive or spiritual herd immunity – which will help us survive?”

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Trump’s Communication: Intimate or disconnected?

Perhaps the most startling aspect of President Trump’s leadership both as Republican nominee in the election and even more so as President was the pointed and often offensive tweets that Trump chose to share with the world at large. The advantage of tweeting if of course the ability to disseminate one’s opinion and message instantaneously. He  no longerContinue reading “Trump’s Communication: Intimate or disconnected?”

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A Papal slap

Pope Francis had been making his way to the Nativity scene in Vatican City on Tuesday, New Year’s Eve. When he began to walk away from the crowd that had gathered to greet him, video shows a woman grabbing his hand and yanking him toward her. He became visibly upset, slapping the woman’s hand inContinue reading “A Papal slap”

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