Who is the Supreme Authority in Israel?

Who is the Supreme Authority in Israel? This cartoon by my friend Yaakov Kirschen points out the absurdity in what is going on in the State of Israel this week. Days before Rosh HaShana (which we also call Yom HaDin – the Day of Judgment) Israel’s Supreme court was hearing arguments about whether or not […]

Not all bad news in Israel – Vietnam & Israel ink deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Vietnamese Deputy Premier Tran Luu Quang Attend Signing of Israel-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement in Jeruslem on July 25,2023 It’s not all bad news in Israel While the world (and Israeli) press have been focused on the hyperbolic claims of “imminent collapse of democracy” and “civil war” in Israel, life here […]

How to heal Israeli Society and the World

The photo above popped up on my Facebook feed from three years ago. I was astonished to realize it is even MORE true today, in both Israel and the USA (as well as many other parts of the worlds) A few weeks ago, I discussed the “shared values” between the USA and Israel that were […]

ISRAEL & USA : Which shared values?

This week Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited with USA President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. This honor is usually reserved for the Prime Minister of a newly elected government of Israel who is the true political leader of the State of Israel. The President of Israel is a ceremonial position that is supposed to […]

Terrorizing the Terrorists

Last week we learned in the Torah portion Balak, about how the Midianites seduced the Jewish men and caused them to sin with the women of Moab and worship their idol Peor. In the end, the Princess of the Midianites, Cozbi, had relations with Zimri, head of the Tribe of Shimon in front of the […]

Bilaam’s Curse: Are our tents vulnerable today?

The Prophet Bilaam and King Balak of Moab gazing down at the Israelite camp “How Goodly are Your Tents, O Jacob!” This week’s Torah portion read in Israel (Balak -Numbers 22:2-25:9) tells us about King Balak’s attempt to curse the Nation of Israel. Before entering the Land of Israel, the Jews were encamped on the […]

Jerusalem Day and “an Nakba”

Throngs of people fill the streets of Jerusalem each year on their way to the Old City “Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day” This week, on Friday May 19, the Nation of Israel will be celebrating Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem (Reunification) Day. Fifty-six years ago, on June 7, 1967 the IDF entered the Old City of […]

Missiles, Masks and Miracles

The First Gulf War Back in January of 1991, President George H.W. Bush threatened to attack Saddam Hussein’s Iraq if he didn’t withdraw from Kuwait. Saddam let Bush know that if the USA attacked, he would respond by “burning half of Israel.” Even though Hussein’s war was with the USA, he came through with his […]

Shields, Bows & Arrows – IDF attacks PIJ in Gaza

  Last week, we told you about the Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza who launched 104 missiles in to Israel. Today the retaliation came from the IDF. In an operation dubbed “Magen v’Chetz” (Shield & Arrow) the Israel Air Force (IAF) eliminated 3 top Islamic Jihad leaders in precision, simultaneous targeted assassinations. A military spokesman […]

Missiles Launched on Israel – Are we seeing miracles?

This week, terrorists in Gaza launched 104 missiles and mortars into southern Israel in response to a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader dying in an Israeli prison after an 86-day hunger strike. Our Israeli-made Iron Dome anti-missile system is smart enough to let projectiles headed for open areas to fall harmlessly, but missiles headed for population […]

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