Where Americans think Ukraine is and how that correlates to opinions on intervention.
(via The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene)
Source: Washington Post
Thrilled to share that I’m joining the fabulous* BillGuard team as head of marketing, starting next week.
Backstory: I distinctly remember watching Yaron and Raphael unveil BillGuard at TechCrunch Disrupt in May 2011 and thinking “That is how it’s done. Solve a real consumer problem through innovative means and with a gorgeous, intuitive UI.” They got the runner-up prize, and should have won the thing.
Since then, BillGuard has shifted focus to its iPhone app, which retains the credit/debit card security functionality (e.g. push notifications for suspicious charges) and adds slick real-time spend tracking.
It’s already a must-have if you don’t happen to enjoy sneaky charges against your card. And next week, we’re revealing something huge that takes BillGuard to another level entirely.
It’s been three terrific years at Covestor, and I’ll so miss the team there. But I’ve never been as excited to start a new job than this.
* 20 people who are all brilliant, tireless, unconventional, imaginative and nice? Who build with extreme attention to detail and crack you up all the way? Get outta here.
I don’t say that the average Israeli consciously lives the adventure called Israel on a daily basis, either. Israelis live their lives as people do everywhere. They think about their families, their work, what they will have for dinner, how they plan to spend the weekend. They don’t go about pondering the great historical drama of which they are part. But they are a part of it. And I think there are moments in which most of them, however they may conceive of it or phrase it, realize how privileged this makes them despite all the strains and tensions of their existence. I know I do.
Letters to an American Jewish Friend in Mosaic
I read Halkin’s book in college in the early ’90s and it definitely influenced my decision to make aliya. As he writes now, nobody else raised the issues he did at the time, and the letter exchange format was perfect for it.
When Republicans are in the White House, Americans tend to fixate on vampires – the idea being that vampires are an expression of an anxiety that was under threat of a parasitic elites. When Democrats are in the White House, zombies loom large; here the idea is that zombies express a fear of the unwashed masses, of mob rule.
Like so many others I listened to the “I have a dream” speech today. I also heard the speech discussed on Israeli radio.
I found it sad that the talking heads did not even note that Dr. King was a man of religion and that his speech was intensely spiritual and even biblical, that it drew its power from religion in so many ways.
On further reflection, it dawned on me that perhaps Israelis are incapable of viewing men of religion as leaders of change. For so many Israelis, the associations of religious leadership are the opposite of agitation for a better nation and a better world. They can’t fathom how a freedom fighter like Dr. King can also be an ordained minister.
That’s the saddest thing of all.