This Chanukah is complicated. To me, this is a festival about hope and perseverance in the face of overwhelming danger. It is also a festival about miracles. This year, Chanukah has even more meaning as the war continues, and as we continue to hope and wait for the return of our people.
I talked with James on Mastodon, comparing the “unacceptably” bad governments of Israel and Gaza, suggesting they both harbor extremists. This implies a false equivalency, which I aim to address here.
I haven’t been a coder for very long, and I don’t really consider myself a “serious programmer”. I use code to make things easier in my life and at work. Having said that, I find myself going through the same 6 Stages of Code Development that I thought I’d share.
On November 30, two terrorists attacked a Jerusalem bus stop, killing three. An intervening Israeli citizen was mistakenly killed by off-duty IDF soldiers, raising questions about my acceptance of such actions.
One of the remarkable stories that emerged in the weeks after the brutal 7 October attacks on Israeli communities along the Gaza border by Hamas terrorists is the story about Israeli women tank crews who rushed to battle terrorists on that dark day.