5 reasons IDF soldiers suffer less from PTSD

  Why is it that, although terrorism and war are not infrequent in Israel, the number of IDF soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is actually amongst the lowest in militaries around the world? In 2013 the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps Mental Health Department released a study on PTSD with staggering statistics. For … More 5 reasons IDF soldiers suffer less from PTSD

People of books

Last week I went to a library dedication ceremony. Those words sound so normal when I write them but what I attended was something uniquely Israeli. The ceremony took place in the Reali high-school in Haifa. During the evening my thoughts ranged from the history of the school, the ceremony itself, the library and the … More People of books

The Hoshana Connection Between Jews and Christians

Yesterday was Hoshana Rabbah the seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is believed that God judges each person, beginning on Rosh Hashana, deciding what their fate will be for the year to come. The judgment for the new year is sealed on Yom Kippur, but it is not “delivered” until the end of Sukkot (i.e., Hoshana … More The Hoshana Connection Between Jews and Christians

Paint your own way

I wish I could have attended the event organized by Artists 4 Israel who tattooed wounded soldiers and survivors of terrorism. In some cases, they covered scars with beautiful new graphics, in other cases, people chose to place their body art elsewhere. The special event took place last week at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Tattooing … More Paint your own way

Jerusalem of Gold

When IDF Paratroopers gained the Temple Mount in the 1967 Six Day War the song “Jerusalem of Gold” burst from their lips. It was a natural expression of 2000 years of yearning for that moment, an expression of joy that the heart of Zion was finally returned to the Nation of Israel. They were the … More Jerusalem of Gold

UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

The world has officially gone insane. In a post-factual world, it seems lies shouted long enough, loud enough can win wars that were lost with weapons. The enemies of Israel have gone to war to destroy Israel, to destroy Jerusalem, to destroy our Temple – all in attempt to erase the Jewish connection to this … More UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount