For years I have hated my birthday. Most people seem to enjoy celebrating themselves, their friendships and families. Parties, presents and fun activities are – fun and that’s great. I like those things too… Perhaps it’s just something about the way my brain works. For me birthdays are similar to Yom Kippur, a date to … More Birthday thoughts and echoes of Eli Cohen
“Lynch” is a word that most people don’t really comprehend. Although many are familiar with the word “Fauda” from the hit tv series, the term is not understood. Fauda means chaos – but it is not just any chaos. It is the chaos of the gates of hell opening up, turning individuals into a blood-thirsty, … More Elad Barzilai survived the Arab lynch mob
I don’t like sharing things like this but it’s not just a matter of “airing dirty laundry” this is an issue of paying attention to foreign money, undermining our national security. While our nation is being bombarded by missiles, these people decided to protest. The purple signs and flags were funded by an organization called … More Jews and Arabs Standing Together
There can only be one lion at the head of the lion pride. When the Old Lion recognizes that the Young Lion has grown strong, he knows that he must either chase the young male away or kill him. Otherwise, the young one will eventually replace him. That’s the way the world works. For years … More Naftali Bennett and elections in Israel
The power of words Words are the place where my identity as a storyteller converges with my Jewish soul. I’m not a Judaic scholar but I know that there is intrinsic logic between all Jewish ideas and that is what I look for*. Words form ideas and ideas shape reality. The misuse of words, particularly … More What world are you creating with your words?
This is an open letter to Ward Simpson CEO of God TV in regard to the launching of “Shelanu” a Hebrew language missionary channel dedicated to converting Jews to Christianity. I wrote this in response to this specific TV station but my words are a relevant representation of my thoughts regarding all attempts to convert … More An open letter to Ward Simpson CEO of God TV
Naftali Bennett’s sincerity makes him dangerous. His success not only defeats those who oppose his values and ideals, it also unveils the hypocrisy of those who tout the same ideology but don’t actually implement it when they have the opportunity to do so. … More 3 reasons both the left and the right are terrified of Naftali Bennett
It’s cold outside. The rain beats on the windows and thunder rumbles in the distance. Night is approaching and the warm bed beckons with the promise of a cozy embrace. The closeness of comfort seems so utterly wrong, knowing that he is outside, alone, in the dark, setting off for a night of strenuous effort. … More Mother of Soldiers
Theoretically the answer is yes. An indictment, not to mention three, should be a clear sign that it is time to step aside and focus on clearing your name. Afterwards one can consider how to proceed. A healthy society should have no tolerance for even a hint of corruption. The problem is that in the … More Should Netanyahu resign?
Something both fascinating, enraging and terribly sad happened this past week. Like the honest storybook child who pointed out that the “Emperor has no clothes,” President Trump said two words no one wanted to hear, pointing out a situation many recognize but most are afraid to mention. Disloyal Jews. With a piercing, instinctive understanding, Trump … More Donald Trump, disloyal Jews and identity politics