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The Rishon Beach Brigade

  By STEVE WENICK Steven Wenick It was on the sands of Rishon LeTzion beach where I first met the rag-tag group of characters, which I later affectionately dubbed The [...]

June 4, 2012 // 3 Comments

Rude Awakening

  By STEVE WENICK It was the second day of Passover and I was six thousand miles away from my hometown, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, when the reality of life in Israel hit [...]

April 26, 2012 // 6 Comments

The Waiting Room

By STEVEN WENICK Steven Wenick The expression “to kill time” most aptly applies to many doctors’ waiting rooms. I don’t like killing time; it’s a waste of time. [...]

February 24, 2012 // 4 Comments


By STEVE WENICK The din of the raucous crowd suddenly grew silent as the introductory bars of Hatikva signaled the beginning of Israel’s National Anthem. When the lyrics, [...]

December 3, 2011 // 6 Comments

IMPACTING MY WORLD: The Bar Mitzvah Bandit

By STEVE  WENICK The Bar Mitzvah party was going fine until it was discovered that someone had pilfered the gift box. As is custom in Israel, during weekday Bar Mitzvah [...]

July 11, 2011 // 2 Comments

IMPACTING MY WORLD; Don’t Forget…remember

By STEVEN WENICK With the Holiday of Passover and Holocaust Remembrance Day coming in the same Hebrew month (Nissan) I thought I’d share this poem with you. It depicts two [...]

April 18, 2011 // 0 Comments


was inspired to share this very personal event in my life because of something I learned from Rabbi Aaron Krupnick, who wrote, “We all make mistakes. The question is what we do with them.” This is my answer. [...]

March 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

IMPACTING MY WORLD: Driving Down J Street

As we travel down the road of life, we sometimes wonder if we are heading in the right direction. That is especially true for those of us in the Jewish community who are concerned with the welfare of Israel. [...]

March 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

IMPACTING MY WORLD: An unwanted visitor

By Steven Wenick It was on a miserably cold and rainy December evening in 1959 that Montezuma decided to visit his revenge upon me for the first time. As a new member of a [...]

February 7, 2011 // 3 Comments

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