Author Raven West

Category Archives: Commentary

Where to Find Gefiltes

Once a year on the 14th day of Nisan, some 10 thousand gefiltes swim to a secluded pond just off the Sea of Galilee on the northernest part of Israel. These little gefites occupy the pond for only 8 days, then disappear for an entire year. No one has ever been able to find out …

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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Writer

In the spirit of the 2022 Winter Olympic games this month, here is an article I wrote during the Summer games in 2004. Different sports, but the analogy remains the same. Enjoy! Watching the Olympics this past September and seeing the profiles of all the athletes who were competing, made me realize how very much …

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It’s Time for a LES MIZ Revolution!

IF I could only SING, I’d form a PROTEST flash mob and change a few words of the great Les Miserable song: “Do you Hear the people sing, singing the song of ANGRY men (and women) It’s the music of a people who WILL NOT WEAR MASKS AGAIN!” WTF? We were PROMISED if we got …

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