About Meryl Yourish

Meryl Yourish is a blogger living in Richmond, VA, after spending most of her life in northeastern NJ. She writes about Israel and Jewish issues on http://yourish.com/, the blog she started in April of 2001 (pre-Instapundit days), and teaches fourth grade at her synagogue's religious school.

And That’s A Wrap

By January 12, 2007

Well, folks, it's the end of my week here, and I have to say that I pretty much enjoyed it, except for the minor technological glitches. I fought the temptation to publish cat pictures, what with that being the super-cliche … Read More

What The Mainstream Media Leaves Out

By January 12, 2007

The AP and AFP reported on Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the annual Fatah rally–held on the 42nd anniversary of Fatah's establishment, and hey, do the math and it doesn't come out to 1967–but they didn't tell you what Mahmoud Abbas … Read More

Brooklyn’s 106-Year-Old Bubbe Dies

Brooklyn’s 106-Year-Old Bubbe Dies
By January 12, 2007

The Brooklyn bubbe who survived Russian pogroms, Communism, and Nazis, died on Wednesday. "Bubbe" Maryasha Garelik, who lived through the entire 20th century, surviving the pogroms of czarist Russia, Soviet anti-Semitism and Nazi terror and then dispensing her wisdom to … Read More

21st Century Israel

By January 12, 2007

Israel21C is an online magazine devoted to showing the side of Israel that is usually not seen in the mainstream media: The inventions, the social programs, the outreach, and the great things Israel contributes to the world. Like video eyeglasses … Read More

Klingons In The White House

By January 12, 2007

There are Klingons in the White House. Representative David Wu (D-Oregon) says so. Makes you wonder what they're smoking in Oregon these days. Or at least, who's writing their speeches.

Israeli Double Standard Time

By January 12, 2007

When the Israelis accidentally kill Palestinian children and civilians, it usually results in world condemnation, a UN General Assembly resolution, and thousands of stories in the media. When Palestinians deliberately kill children and civilians, it is barely even reported. Ze'ev … Read More

Haredi Chooses Jail Over House Arrest

Haredi Chooses Jail Over House Arrest
By January 11, 2007

A religious Jew has chosen jail over house arrest because he says the house arrest ankle bracelet violates Shabbat. I think this particular case illustrates what I've thought for years: If Gentiles left us alone, our own infighting would tear … Read More

Snarks

By January 11, 2007

All good blogs should be loaded with snark. My personal favorite: Snarking the news. 500 Publishing Companies Set to Take Part in Riyadh Book Fair And all 500 will have their own version of Mein Kampf Number of Kids Smuggled … Read More