About


“This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.”
T.S. Eliot

My name is Roy Isacowitz and I am a retired journalist, a writer and a blogger. Born in South Africa, I have lived in Israel for most of my adult life. I currently reside in Tel Aviv, where I write books and hide from the babble.

My recently published biography of my father, “Telling People What They Don’t Want to Hear: A Liberal Life Under Apartheid,” is available on Amazon.

Also available there is my collection of short stories, “The Ingathering of the Exiles: The Adventures of Remarkable Jews in Contemporary Israel”.

My blog, The Kibbitzer is a whimper; a forlorn attempt to get in the last word while all around fascists and madmen are banging away.

It is seriously-intended satire, based on current news in or about Israel and its totalitarian fantasies. If you can’t take a joke, particularly a joke about Israel, I’m sure there are other blogs that will make you happy.

For those unfortunate enough not to have had Yiddish-speaking grandparents, a kibbitzer is a backseat driver – a person who talks a lot and complains a lot but doesn’t actually do much.

Like me.

3 replies on “About”

Thank you for writing and sharing this blog. It is really important for me to see what is happening in Israel through your eyes. An extra bonus is that I always learn some new English words with you. Hugs!

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