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“Necessary Stories” in The Jerusalem Report

These stories are roughly categorized into:
Fictions–stories, serious or light, based on actual experiences or completely made up
Meditations–stories/essays pondering ideas and lasix on sale feelings
Satires–political, social, and literary
(but of course the categories are fuzzy).

Avi Katz -- Socrates and SemitesSocrates and Semites (on SoJo)
Satire: An operatic Platonic dialogue
Issue of Dec. 1, 2014

 Rescue (on SoJo)
Fiction: An Arab and Jew save each other, 1929.
Issue of Nov. 3, 2014

Avi Katz -- Comfort from CalvinComfort from Calvin (on SoJo)
Meditation: A war, a wedding, an encounter, a death.
Issue of Oct. 6, 2014

Avi Katz Page TurnerPage Turner (on SoJo)
Fiction: An unseen visitor.
Issue of August 11, 2014

Avi Katz -- Miss Violets PianoMiss Violet’s Piano (on SoJo)
Fiction: In an old Arab house, a piano teacher returns.
Issue of July 14, 2014

Avi Katz -- Lock Me UpLock Me Up! (on SoJo)
Satire: Why can’t a decent guy get a jail term?
Issue of June 16, 2014

Avi Katz -- DesertionDesertion (on SoJo)
Meditation: When a child dies, he becomes incessantly present.
Issue of May 19, 2014

Avi Katz -- Foreign RelationsForeign Relations (on SoJo)
Fiction: Love, once a duet, now on the bus.
Issue of April 21, 2014

Avi Katz -- Justice Justice (on SoJo)
Fiction: Boy has locker, boy loses locker, boy gets locker back.
Issue of Feb. 24, 2014

Avi Katz -- Keep Spain SpanishKeeping Spain Spanish (on SoJo)
Satire: An illegal immigrant gets what he deserves.
Issue of Feb. 24, 2014

Avi Katz -- The DryadThe Dryad (on SoJo)
Fiction: A woman goes on a hike to forget.
Issue of Jan. 1, 2014

Avi Katz -- Inta OmriInta Omri (on SoJo)
Fiction: Arab music and Arab strangers.
Issue of Dec. 16, 2013

Avi Katz -- Thatll Be the DayThat’ll Be the Day (on SoJo)
Satire: Bibi rocks!
Issue of Nov. 18, 2013

Avi Katz -- Dirty JokesDirty Jokes (on SoJo)
Fiction: A kapo from Auschwitz tells some stories.
Issue of Oct. 21, 2013

Avi Katz Hooligan Oil 1Hooligan Oil (on SoJo)
Fiction: A Jewish widow in the Alaska gold rush.
Issues of Aug. 12 and 26, 2013

Avi Katz -- The Devil and Theodor HerzlThe Devil and Theodor Herzl (on SoJo)
Fiction: Herzl parleys with a Russian antisemite.
Issue of July 15, 2013

Pepe Fainberg Our Lady of the WallOur Lady of the Wall (on SoJo)
Satire: A funny thing happened on my way to Women of the Wall.
Issue of June 17, 2013

Pepe Fainberg PassionPassion (on SoJo)
Fiction: Heavenly and profane love, on a bus.
Issue of May 20, 2013

Pepe Fainberg A Him to himA Him to him (on SoJo)
Meditation: A letter to Bach on the loss of zithromax lowest price my son.
Issue of April 22, 2013

Pepe Fainberg Non SequitorNon Sequitur (on SoJo)
Meditation: Esther, Moses, and a blind date.
Issue of March 25, 2013

Pepe Fainberg Odysseus EatsOdysseus Eats (on SoJo)
Fiction: An Israeli soldier falls for a Palestinian girl.
Issue of February 28, 2013

Pepe Fainberg White DressThe Next Prime Monster (on SoJo)
Satire: Preschool elections.
Issue of January 28, 2013

Pepe Fainberg nobody smilesNobody Smiles (on SoJo)
Fiction: A lonely Israeli soldier looks for the Atlanta Aquarium.
Issue of December 31, 2012

Persuasion (on SoJo)
Satire: A Jewish couple faces an American election, Jane Austen style.
Issue of November 19, 2012

In Exile, at Home (on SoJo)
Meditation: A page of Talmud at my son’s grave.
Issue of October 22, 2012

Passacaglia (on SoJo)
Meditation: Brahms and Torah
Issue of September 24, 2012

Republicanfellas (on SoJo)
Satire: Some really bad Republicans come after me.
Issue of Aug. 27, 2012

Bananas (on SoJo)
Fiction: A son remembers his immigrant father.
Issue of July 30, 2012

Bottom Up (on SoJo)
Fiction: Shakespeare in love, on a Jerusalem bus.
Issue of July 2, 2012

Little Secrets (on SoJo)
Satire: Israeli secrecy exposed.
Issue of June 4, 2012

Other Nights (on SoJo)
Meditation: The Seder, chamber music, and the death of my son.
Issue of May 7, 2012

Spring (on SoJo)
Fiction: Soldiers speak of first love.
Issue of April 9, 2012

Once More, With Feeling (on SoJo)
Fiction: Shostakovich and get strattera without prescriptions freedom.
Issue of March 12, 2012

Confessions of a Cross-Sitter (on SoJo)
Satire: It’s tough to be a sensitive and Haredi.
Issue of Feb. 13, 2012

Winter (on SoJo)
Fiction: Night comes, a soldier dies.
Issue of Jan. 16, 2012

Intermezzo (on SoJo)
Fiction: An Israeli pioneer meets a Jewish composer.
Issue of Dec. 19, 2011

The Truth About Dave (on SoJo)
Satire: A friend who always tells the buy real cialis truth.
Issue of Nov. 21, 2011

Plane Story (on SoJo)
Fiction: Tales get told on a Delta flight.
Issue of Oct. 24, 2011

Visitor at Cambous (on SoJo)
Fiction: An Israeli seeks roots in southern France.
Sept. 2011

   painting by James TissotSlouching Toward Sodom (on SoJo)
Satire: Bibi visits the social protest.
issue of August 29, 2011

Boxing of Parts (on SoJo)
Fiction: I fall in love, pathologically.
issue of August 1, 2011

Piano Lesson (on SoJo)
Fiction: A young Felix Mendelssohn learns about Jewish music.
July 4, 2011

The Day of buy cialis cheap His Birth (on SoJo)
Meditation: On the death of my son.
June 6, 2011

Driving Louella (on SoJo)
Fiction: I encounter segregation as a young boy.
May 2011

Sex in the Diamond City (on SoJo)
Satire: My wife and I visit swinging Ramat Gan.
April 11, 2011

Muscle and Mahler (on SoJo)
Meditation: I chat with a famous composer at the gym.
March 14, 2011

That Fickle, Freckled Faith (on SoJo)
Meditation: Should I praise the simple piety of a friend who died too young?
Feb. 14, 2011

The Big Schlep (on SoJo)
Satire: Detective Ahrele Andorra solves a crime.
Jan. 17, 2011

Of Feet and the Man (on SoJo)
Meditation: Hitler, Torah, and a hike.
Dec. 20, 2010

Counter-Demonstration (on SoJo)
Meditation: A protest about my failure to protest, with some poetry.
Nov. 8, 2010

For Whom the Pole Knells (on SoJo)
At The Jerusalem Report
Satire: A friend who seeks to align my moral compass.
Oct. 15, 2010

Land’s End (on SoJo)
Meditation: Talmudic rabbis watch the destruction of the earth from on high.

Sendoff for my Son (on SoJo)
Meditation: A letter to my son on his enlistment.

You’re a Good Man, Bibi Brown (on SoJo)
Satire: Bibi gets tough.

The Story of Mr. In-Between (on SoJo)
Fiction: My father-in-law’s career in the British Merchant Marine.

How To Jump Off A Cliff (on SoJo)
Meditation: A walk to a Golan spring with my son.

Profound Esophagus (on SoJo)
Satire: I get a scoop.

Aunt Bernice (on SoJo)
Meditation: Remembering an aunt, and the discovery of ice cream bars.

The Things They Knew (on SoJo)
Fiction: Army security and childhood fantasies.

Diplomacy By Other Means (on SoJo)
Satire: Our deputy foreign minister puts me in my place.

Train Tale (on SoJo)
Fiction: I get an offer I can refuse.


Rachel's graveRachel Goes for a Swim (on SoJo)
Meditation: Saving the Jerusalem Pool, while quoting Rachel’s poetry.
Dec. 7, 2009

http://www.avikatz.net/What Would Brenner Say? (on SoJo)
Meditation: I try to become a Hebrew writer.
Nov. 23, 2009

The Oration Vocation (on SoJo)
Satire: I try to get a speaking gig.

army truckRed Briefs and Rain Ink (on SoJo)
Fiction: An accident in Lebanon.

Hummus from Robobby's photo streamMy Big Fat Iraqi Hummus Joint (on SoJo)
Satire: Reclaiming Jewish property.


Yosef MiloThe Method in His Madness (on SoJo)
Fiction: A famous Israeli director lies next to me in the hospital.


HagarHagar (on SoJo)
Fiction: A castoff cat’s fortitude.

mendelssohn-symphonies-abbadoMendelssohn And Monotheism (on SoJo)
Meditation: A symphony takes me to Sinai.

shaul-tchernikovsky-gnazim-archiveHarms and viagra no rx the Man (on SoJo)
Satire: I get analyzed for shell shock.
May 11, 2009

Avraham Halfi on stageSoldier, King, Slave

April 27, 2009

The three judges looked at me impassivelyMy Day in Loyalty Court
March 16, 2009

practice-hike-2009-019The Mordor of My Mind
Feb. 16, 2009

A life's workMove Over, Madoff
Satire: My financial empire collapses.
Jan. 19, 2009

Brenner in a tense momentPioneer in the Swim
Dec. 22, 2008

by Avi KatzJews, Despite the fda approved cialis Holocaust
Meditation: A letter to my son upon his class trip to Poland.
Nov. 24, 2008

Yehuda_YaariThe Secret of Low Expectations (on SoJo)
Meditation: My first day of prescription viagra in us aliya
Oct. 27, 2008

The Dark KnightLessons of the Dark Knight
Sept. 29, 2008

A Case of Identities
Sept. 1, 2008

“A Guy at a Bus Stop”
Aug. 4, 2008

“A Cab Driver’s Lament”
June 18, 2008

“Political Morality”
May 26, 2008

Traversing the Bounds of Sense
May 12, 2008

Animated Identities
April 14, 2008