And the land wept in grief, For he who loved it most was no more, The land did not flourish, nor did it swell like she who would give birth, He was not there to hold her hand, With her to go forth.
Zionist activists in Israel and abroad seem to have settled on a theme du jour for just about everything they say and do. “Israel is being unfairly treated by the world.” I see it in the news every day and it’s becoming a menace. Not because it’s not true but because it’s being misapplied.
Former PM Menachem Begin championed the doctrine of prevention and preemption when it came to Israel’s enemies. His 1981 strike on the Osirik nuclear plant is well-documented as one of the most daring raids by the Israeli Air Force.
The night was still young and the yeshiva students were just beginning to get into their groove. It was Shavuot night, when Jews around the world stay up learning as a “tikkun”
Judaism means everything to me. It’s a part of my life from the second I get up in the morning to the moment I fall asleep at night–and it also accompanies me in my dreams.
Boaz Toparovsky is an old-time friend and now a member of the Knesset. He represents Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid, a party that no one expected to get a staggering 19 mandates in the recent elections.
It appeared to me in a dream, What was it who knows? Behind its hideous mask, the soul of the creature arose, For beneath it somewhere, I could sense a familiar stare, Could it possibly be? A reminder, a twinkle of hope, In the ocean of thought so remote, So far and yet so near, That I shook and trembled in fear, The mask’s lips slightly moved and a sound: Like the cry of a million trumpets, Like the beat of a million drums, And yet so sullen, so quiet, like a perilous journey begun.
This is a song I wrote and recorded with my friend, Matvey (video by Speedy of SpeedyMedia) about a year ago. I’ve since posted it on Youtube, haven’t gotten very many views and haven’t tried too hard to promote it.
Moti Yogev is a former commando chief; a man with a rare mixture of a deep love for the Land and people of Israel and a clear vision for the future.
A Song (In Hebrew) Dedicated to Yom Yerushalayim and Rehavaam Ze’evi (Gandi) H”YD–שיר המולדת (לרגל יום ירושלים ולזכר גיבור ישראל, רחבעם זאבי “גנדי” ה”יד)
Today, Israel celebrates Yom Yerushalayim, the 46th anniversary of the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem. It’s a day when Israelis take to the streets to mark the unification…
This is a recent song I wrote. It’s dedicated to my future wife (whoever she will be). In it, I talk about that perfect woman every guy dreams of meeting.