Monday, April 30, 2012


Dry Bones cartoon: economy, recession, America, Europe, Uncle Sam, economic crisis,   2012
While Uncle Sam is trying to figure out what to do, Uncle Dry Bones is also looking for help. I need a savvy HTML, CSS programmer to do some work for the Dry Bones Project on a volunteer basis. The task is to write some code which will show the pages of a Dry Bones comic book at the proper size to fit the screen of whatever device it is being displayed on (i.e. ipad, pc, tablet, etc.) Each page is a separate gif image.

So while Uncle Sam tries to get out of the quicksand I'm hoping to get out of my mire with your help, if you know how, and are willing to give me a hand, please email me at Thanx

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Friday, April 27, 2012


Dry Bones cartoon: Egypt, Arab Spring, Moslem Brotherhood, Islamists, Army, Presidency, Peace, Peace Agreement,  Mubarak, antisemitism, Jew-Hatred, 2012
One goal of the Egyptian Israeli Peace Agreement was to implement "normalcy" between the people of the two countries. The 30 years of the inability or unwillingness of the Mubarak government to encourage that "normalcy" is now bearing its bitter fruit.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Israel

Dry Bones cartoon: Israel, 64, yom haaatzmaut, holiday, independence day,Shuldig, Zionism 2012
Today we remember those who lost their lives in our struggle to live as a Jewish State. Then, tonight, we will move from mourning to joy as we begin to celebrate another year of the miraculous rebirth of the Nation of Israel in the Land of Israel!

Next cartoon on Friday.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Remembrance Day (1977)

Dry Bones
April 13, 1977

(1977) Dry Bones cartoon: Israel, Remembrance Day, yom haZikaron, 1977
Today's Golden Oldie has the flag at half-mast for Yom Hazikaron back in 1977.

This evening begins the 2012 Israeli Remembrance Day (Yom HaZikaron).
According to Ynet:

2012: Number of Israel's fallen stands at 22,993
"Total of 126 names added to sad list of fallen soldiers, victims of terrorism in past year. Government to discuss plan to build memorial hall in Mount Herzl A total of 126 new names have been added to the list of Israel's fallen soldiers and terrorism victims who will be honored at this week's Remembrance Day events. Israel now has 10,524 bereaved families who have lost 22,993 loved ones. The families include 2,396 orphans and 4,992 widows."-more

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Technology in the Fast Lane

Dry Bones cartoon: Shuldig, Technology, Computers, smart phones, iPad,   2012
Yup. You guessed it. I'm agonizing about whether and when to buy a tablet. And about which tablet to buy. And trying to restrain myself. Back in the early days of home computers there was a funny sales line: "Buy now before the price goes down again!"
These days the problem is that when I buy equipment I think that I'm buying equipment ...rather than something that'll be hopelessly out of date in a few years.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Israel at 64 Mug

Continuing our tradition, I've designed the collectible Dry Bones commemorative mug for this, Israel's 64th year! They cost
$19.95 each. They are large (a hefty, 15 oz.) ceramic mugs with big, comfortable easy-grip handles. They are dishwasher and microwave safe. If you don't get one now, you'll be kicking yourself next year. Click on the photo below for more info, to take a peek at the other side (and perhaps to buy one).
Israel, Yom Ha'Atzmaut, mug, Dry Bones, Zionism, 2012, width=
$19.95 gets you this Dry Bones Commemorative Mug

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Friday, April 20, 2012

An American Rabbi

Dry Bones cartoon: Zionism, America, American Jews, Messiah, Israel, anti-Zionism, antisemitism, religious,  2012
The American Rabbi in today's cartoon is one of my favorite Dry Bones characters.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yom HaShoah (1988)

Dry Bones
April 14, 1988

(1988) Dry Bones cartoon: Spring, King Solomon, Spring Fever, Shabbat, Holidays, Jewish Culture, Israel,
Today is Yom HaShoah (Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day).
Today's Golden Oldie was drawn for Yom HaShoah back in 1988.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Dry Bones cartoon: Yom HaShoah, Holocaust, Holidays, Nazism, antisemitism, American Jews, Europe, 20th Century, 2012
Tonight is Erev Yom Hashoah, the eve of Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dry Bones Speaks

Dry Bones cartoon: kirschen, museum, Israel, Zionism, Dry Bones,  2012
If you're here in Israel, why not stop in this Friday (April 20) to the Israeli Cartoon Museum in Holon and say hello. It's the launch of the Museum's definitive Dry Bones Catalog.

I'd love to see you.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Negotiating with Iran

Dry Bones cartoon: Iran, Tehran, Negotiations, Nukes, Appeasement, bombs, 2012
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock ...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Egyptian Presidential Elections

Dry Bones cartoon: Egypt, Arab Spring, Moslem Brotherhood, Islamists, Army, Presidency, presidential campaign, Democracy, demonstrations, Peace Agreement,  2012
The upcoming Egyptian presidential election could be more important to the future of peace in the Middle East than the one in America.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Fever (1985)

Dry Bones
May 03, 1985

(1985) Dry Bones cartoon: Spring, King Solomon, Spring Fever, Shabbat, Holidays, Jewish Culture, Israel,
Today's Golden Oldie is from 1985.

Back then I did a special Dry Bones cartoon for the Jerusalem Post on Fridays. This is a Friday Dry Bones from May of 1985.

This week in Israel has been made of daily "half-holidays", tomorrow is a holiday, followed by Shabbat, and I've been hit by a goofy kind of stupifying Spring Fever

...when I came across this Golden Oldie from 1985, it "spoke to me".
Did it say anything to you?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Seasons

Dry Bones cartoon: Passover, Pesah, Spring, Summer, Food, Holidays, Jewish Culture, Jews, 2012  src=
This morning I sat in the garden with the LSW (Long Suffering Wife).

We sipped iced coffees, enjoyed the gorgeous weather, and watched a couple of big noisy male Blue Jays flapping around in the foliage of a tree. Were they battling for the "favors" of some unseen (to us)female?

It's Passover, it's Easter, the world is in bloom! Spring is in the air.
...and summer looms ahead!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Afraid to Fight for Pollard (1998)

Dry Bones
October 16, 1998

(1998) Dry Bones cartoon: ADL, Pollard, Jonathan Pollard, 1998,  America, American Jews, Prisoner Release, Prisoners,
Today's Golden Oldie is from 1998. Their silence after 13 years of Jonathan's cruel and unusual punishment was despicable.

Fourteen more years have gone by.
After twenty seven years they still remain silent.

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Monday, April 09, 2012

Pollard is Hospitalized

Dry Bones cartoon: Jonathan Pollard, Pollard, American Jews, U.S.A., Prisoner Release, Prison,  src=
Today's offering is an attempt to get a smile in a sad cartoon. For it to "work" you've got to read the punchline with a "Jewish accent".

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Friday, April 06, 2012

My Passover Prayer

Dry Bones cartoon: Jonathan Pollard, Seder, Israel, Freedom, holiday, Holidays, Jewish Culture, Jewish State, src=
Passover, and my Passover Prayer.

Tonight is Seder night! But our freedom is diminished by the continued captivity and cruel and unusual punishment of Jonathan Pollard.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Passover (1998)

Dry Bones cartoon: Passover, Pesah, Plagues, Egypt, Media, 1998,
March 17, 1998

(1998) Dry Bones cartoon: Matzah, Passover, Pessach, Seasons, Holiday, Holidays, Jewish Culture,
Today's Golden Oldie is from Passover 1998.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Passover Seder: the Four Sons

Dry Bones cartoon: 2012, Passover, Pesah, Seder, four sons, Jewish Culture, Holidays, Holiday,
Passover, and the Children of Israel prepare to join in the world-wide ritual celebration of our deliverence from Egypt and our birth as a nation/family.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Passover Munchies (1985)

Dry Bones
April 10, 1985

(1985) Dry Bones cartoon: Matzah, Passover, Pessach, Seasons, Holiday, Holidays, Jewish Culture,
Today's Golden Oldie is from Passover 1985.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Passover Questions

Dry Bones cartoon: 2012, Holiday, American Jews, Elections, four sons, Obama, Passover, Pesah, President, Seder, U.S.Jewish holidays, Jewish Culture,
Here in Israel many of us are welcoming family visiting from abroad. The country is sliding rapidly into the holiday season, getting ready for Seder table debates.

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