Dear people of Sutherland Springs, I am writing to you, from Israel, to tell you that I see you. Halfway around the world, with enough worries of our own, it was heart-breaking to hear of the devastating shooting in your community. We know what it means to have our loved ones ripped from us. I … More An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel
Last night I discovered that I had been banned from posting on Facebook. The reason? A post I wrote, on my own timeline, in response to this video. I had questions for Mr. Johnson regarding his statement towards the end of the video: “but also, of course, respect for the suffering and injustice experienced by … More Is Facebook purposely building an anti-Semitic community?
“I want to help Israel. I believe in freedom. I believe in decency. But the problems are so huge, it’s overwhelming. What could I possibly do that would make a difference?” Have you found yourself saying this or something similar? I think most people have. Now is your chance. You can make a real, tangible … More ACTION CALL: Battle BDS and support Israel with three simple actions
*Co-written with Michal Behagen Today, those who object to the presence of Jewish people in the Land of Israel are attempting to rewrite history, creating “alternative facts,” claiming that this declaration gave the Jewish people Israel, at the expense of the “Palestinians.” There are demonstrations outside embassies and even a social media campaign with the hashtag … More Six things you need to know about the Balfour Declaration
“Go forth from your country, from the land of your birth and from the home of your father to the land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) Land. God’s first commandment to Avram (who would later become Avraham the father of the Jewish people) was about land. In the bible, description and order is … More To the land that I will show you…
Ziv Shilon is the stuff the legends are made from. He is just a normal Israeli guy but in Israel, the extraordinary is common. Anywhere else he would be a legend. Ziv’s wife, Adi is a very special woman too. She is less outspoken, less public than Ziv but it is she who helps be … More Why it is worth fighting to live
I envision a day when the Encyclopedia Britannica and even basic printed dictionaries will become banned material. People will hide them in their basements, in their attics. A family secret, the children will see them for the first time by flashlight. Maybe the windows will have to be blackened, so the neighbors will not accidentally … More The dangers of a Wikipedia world