Shalom Friends and Family, In the immortal words of R.E.M. — it’s the end of the world as we know it. Many claim that this happened on September 11, 2001 but I fear that now, some 12+ years later, we are truly feeling the effects.
In the summer of 1995 Israel experienced its worst fire ever. Ten minutes to the west of Jerusalem, sky-high flames bordered both sides of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. With strong…
You/ Appeared our of nowhere when there was nowhere to turn/ You said “hi” on a regular day when I didn’t know /What was in store/ You and I…/We go back ages/ No telling how long/ The Land and Her people/ We always hold on
Two brothers in Israel, Yonatan and Gilad Shilo, have come up with a plan that effectively pairs Israeli know-how and technology with needy residents of Africa.
You’ve seen them by now: those pesky BDS’ers going around asking people to “boycott” Israel. It doesn’t make too much sense to a mature human being just based on the simple fact that most likely you’re boycotting your own computer or your own veggies, or better yet (or worse perhaps) your own cancer treatment
Asking for forgiveness represents our ability to tune into our natural instincts. The G-dly side within us appears, and raises us beyond our own nature
I met Mohammad, a 15 year-old teenager living in Nazareth Ilite through our mutual friend; yet another Arab pro-Israel activist, Anett Haskia. Mohammad struck me as a young intellectual; someone with the knowledge and understanding that so many people twice and three times his age are lacking.
Naftali Bennett earned a whopping 12 mandates in the last Knesset elections. This didn’t surprise anyone. He led a populist campaign based on the Israeli version of “You’re my bro.” He talked about unity, unity and more unity as if unity was everything and I gotta hand it to him: unity isn’t the “most important” think for Israel–it’s the only thing that really matters. But Bennett and his Jewish Home party have proven far from equal to the task of bringing unity to Israel.