Can’t We All Just Get Along? …Because Politics are Important but Friendship Comes First!

Can’t We All Just Get Along? …Because Politics are Important but Friendship Comes First!
No, I'm not talking Jews and Arabs or Israelis and 'Palestinians', or the nations of the world. I'm talking about Israelis among themselves. I'm also not evoking lofty concepts like ahavat Yisrael (fraternal love among all Jews), or national unity. I'm talking about on the personal, everyday, friendship level. I make no secret of where I stand. I believe that G-d ...

By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!

By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!
The above quote was said by a fictional character, but these are the very words that must be proclaimed from the mouth of the President of the US or one the prime ministers of Europe or even Israel. However, we will not hear these words, not from any of the leaders the free world. The west has become paralyzed and ...

Interview with Baruch Mordechai: IDF Soldier in Need

Interview with Baruch Mordechai: IDF Soldier in Need
Baruch approached me yesterday and asked if I could help him with his wedding. Having loyally served his people and the country he loves, he now finds himself in difficult financial straits. Here's an interview I conducted with Baruch:

New Poem–“Night”

New Poem–“Night”
Still up, More thoughts to drown out the brain noise, More unexpected emotions to blend in with everything around, Dark, chill Jerusalem night, Moves in, To claim another day, It’s dark—not simply dim! I want to tell the world about my life, Want to share hidden secrets, Night. R’ Nachman’s tikkun hatzot: The time for it has long passed, Another squandered chance? Or a newly-discovered opportunity for tshuva? Whichever way, I yearn sleep, Night. More people come ...

An Interview with Chaya Chertok

An Interview with Chaya Chertok
It was a breezy night in Jerusalem. People from around the world were dining in fancy restaurants in the city center. Chaya Chertok, a close friend of mine from Chicago, and I were meeting at a café just off Ben Yehuda, the most popular tourist destination in this part of the Holy City. As sounds of conversation in a bevy ...

Avigdor Lieberman: the Putin Model Israel is in Dire Need Of

Avigdor Lieberman: the Putin Model Israel is in Dire Need Of
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Putin. At the same time, there’s something to be said for his policy of disregarding world opinion in favor of the best interests of his Photo: blogs.forward.com people. Putin has gained international acclaim for placing the interests of Russian nationals in the Ukraine, the Baltic States, Georgia and other former Soviet republics ...

“Only in Israel:” Praising the Land in the holy month of Elul

“Only in Israel:” Praising the Land in the holy month of Elul
Photo: www.etzion-bloc.org.il- I've gone more than a month with no blogposts. Not a good feeling when before I was posting once a day or at least a few times  a week, but that just happens sometimes. It's Elul; a time for introspection, forgiveness, and repentance out of free will and an innate desire to become better people heading into a new ...

The Land

The Land
Photo: Wikipedia The Land lay still, As if in a summer night’s dream, Its shallow valleys, Could not be seen, For years it tried, And tried again, To gather strength, To understand. What folly had it undertaken? Why were its people dying? How had it happened so quickly? Was this a sign? When it remembered, It suddenly awoke, It stretched out its hand and then it spoke: “Give me another chance,” “Don’t let me whither,” “I’m broken, ...

Operation Protective Edge: Don’t Take Jewish Ingenuity for Granted

Operation Protective Edge: Don’t Take Jewish Ingenuity for Granted
When Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants started raining rockets on Israeli cities and towns nine days ago and the Israeli Air Force responded by targeting terrorist cells Photo: Haaretz and rocket launching sites, the reaction from the world community was one of rage and condemnation. In Morocco, a Rabbi was brutally attacked and subsequently hospitalized and in France, local Muslims rioted ...

Gypsy Jazz in Israel

Gypsy Jazz in Israel
Impromptu Gypsy Jazz Jam with the prosphoto: Gayla Goodman It is no secret that Israelis love music. Besides Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival for Irish, bluegrass and folk music enthusiasts, there are festivals for lovers of jazz, guitar, oud and klezmer. One genre that has taken off in Israel of late is gypsy jazz, which is a style developed by Django ...

Shadchanim Giving Singles False Hope

Shadchanim Giving Singles False Hope
As a precursor to this here expose, here's a link to an article covering the Top 5 Jewish dating sites that I've seen many people taking interest in. As someone who's been out on the prowl for some time now, I can tell you that the search for you beshert can be both upsetting and extremely draining. But then there are ...

My Response to the Suggested Forced Feeding of Terrorists: Why Not Let them Starve?!

My Response to the Suggested Forced Feeding of Terrorists: Why Not Let them Starve?!
Miri Regev has been busy trying to pass a measure that would allow medical staff at Israeli prisons where 'Palestinian' terrorists are being held to force feed the prisoners on hunger strike. Efforts to pass this bill have mounted and one of the leading religious Zionist organizations, Tzomet, has joined the Knesset push. I'm at odds as to why we need ...

Olso and the Two-Staters: the Useful Idiots

Olso and the Two-Staters: the Useful Idiots
In a recent Jerusalem Post article by Martin Sherman, the author puts the fallacy of the 'Two-State Solution' and the suicidal left's willingness to compromise their own lives for the world to feel a little better about us on display. Sherman quotes Prof. Paul Eidelberg in his The Fixation of Israel’s Elites on “Land for Peace”, 2007:  'The fixation of Israeli governments on ...

J Street’s Bigotry and Intolerance: A Response to Jeremy Ben-Ami

J Street’s Bigotry and Intolerance: A Response to Jeremy Ben-Ami
Re-posted from Chloe Simon Valdary, tremendous supporter of the State of Israel and the Jewish people's right to self-determination; Originally Published in the Times of Israel On Tuesday, May 13,  Jeremy Ben-Ami, president and co-founder of J Street, published an article in the Times of Israel discussing the positions his organization takes on major issues. According to Ben-Ami, many in ...

Do Thieves Have a Conscience: The Best Jewish Marriage and Relationship Advice

Do Thieves Have a Conscience: The Best Jewish Marriage and Relationship Advice
Two Select Chapters from a booklet on Jewish marriage and relationship advice that have given me a better perspective on relationships and the world around me (dedicated to the speedy return of our precious boys: Gilad Shaer (16) Naftali Frankel (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) Do Thieves have a conscience? The necessity to maintain family purity laws are better known amongst the ...

Orit Arfa’s Latest Hit–“Let the Jordan Run” Temple Mount Music Video #LetJewsPray

Orit Arfa’s Latest Hit–“Let the Jordan Run” Temple Mount Music Video #LetJewsPray
Another day, another vid-gone-viral brought to you by that one of a kind wonder lady, Orit Arfa! Last week, Orit ascended Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mt. and recorded yet another hit. The Temple Mt., FYI is mentioned in passing in the Koran but is a place the 'Palestinians' still have the audacity to claim as theirs. The fact that ...

Interview with Atta Yemini: Zionist Druze Activist for a Greater Israel

Interview with Atta Yemini: Zionist Druze Activist for a Greater Israel
I met Atta Yemini at an Im Tirzu-organized tour of Eastern Jerusalem. Atta's views are based on his long time desire to connect with the Photo by Adib Halabi Jewish people. Atta works to persuade more Druze youths to serve in the IDF (the vast majority already honorably serve in the IDF and many have given their lives in defense of ...

A Jewish Response to Arab Terror-By Esser Agaroth

A Jewish Response to Arab Terror-By Esser Agaroth
How do we Bring Back our Kidnapped Jewish Boys? With a Nebach's Response? Or a Torah Response?  י״ז לחודש השלישי תשע״ד Three Jewish boys were kidnapped by Yishma'elite (Arab) terrorists near Hevron. By the way, how exactly did photos of these boys pop up in Saudi Arabia? The Arabs are not all working together against Israel, are they?? Gimme a break! I certainly appreciate that the Israeli ...

Digital Printing on Glass for Environmentally Friendly Architecture

Digital Printing on Glass for Environmentally Friendly Architecture
Harlem Hospital Glass An Israeli company based in Kfar Sava has developed the only system in the world for digitally printing on glass using highly durable ceramic inks. With a click of the mouse, the technology can take any pattern or mix of colors displayed on a computer screen and print the image directly onto glass. Since the ink can ...

New Zionist Rap Vid by Yours Truly: Judgment Day

New Zionist Rap Vid by Yours Truly: Judgment Day
It took a lot of hard work and many talented people coming together to get this done. In the song, I talk about Jewish unity, the need for Israel to once and for all take care of its enemies and put an end to the trend of left wing demagogues taking over the political realm here and in the international community.

Interview with Orit Arfa: Singer, Poet, Political Junky, Visionary, Freedom-Lover, All Purpose Human Being

Interview with Orit Arfa: Singer, Poet, Political Junky, Visionary, Freedom-Lover, All Purpose Human Being
ran into Orit Arfa, a passionate, highly motivated young while scanning Youtube for some new and exciting Israeli voices. There she was imitating the famous American diva Miley Cyrus and at the same time calling on Diaspora Jews to make Aliya to Israel and help settle the Jewish homeland.

Guided Museum Tours from Your Own Smartphone

Guided Museum Tours from Your Own Smartphone
Anyone who has ever tried to use one of those huge handsets that most museums rent for audio tours will appreciate what the Israeli company Espro Acoustiguide brought to the table. Rather than standing in line and handing over good money to hang one of those monstrous gadgets from your neck as you stroll the museum, you can get the ...

Saving Lives in Emergency Situations

Saving Lives in Emergency Situations
Emergency situations call for immediate responseWikimedia Commons Emergency response time during critical situations is a problem faced all over the world. Whether it’s a hostage crisis where a victim in hiding needs a quiet way to alert authorities, a car accident with injuries, a house on fire or a lost hiker, time is of the essence. These are actual occurrences ...

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim 47 Years Later

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim 47 Years Later
Today, the State of Israel will mark perhaps the biggest day of the year: Yom Yerushalayim, the day when on June 7th, 1967, IDF Paratroopers liberated East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount following nearly a week of Jordanian air raids and artillery barrages that hit as far as Tel-Aviv.

Rabinovich Defeats Both Ultra-Nationalist Candidates at Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Rabinovich Defeats Both Ultra-Nationalist Candidates at Ukrainian Presidential Elections
The greatest accomplishment of the Jewish candidate in the Ukrainian presidential elections that took place yesterday: Vadim Rabinovich received more votes than the two Ukrainian ultra-nationalist leaders.