Donald Trump, disloyal Jews and identity politics

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

The Hebrews of Hebron

When people think of visiting Israel, few consider going to Hebron. The city is depicted as contentious, dangerous and unpleasant. It is associated with “Occupation,” poverty and apartheid. Who would want to go there? Even most Israelis don’t consider Hebron a place they would want to visit, much less live. This reality ironic, considering the … More The Hebrews of Hebron

8 things you need to know about the Kotel and the Temple Mount

There are many misconceptions about the Temple Mount, the Kotel and the Al Aqsa mosque. Confusion and even much conflict can be dispelled when the facts are made clear! Here are 8 things you need to know about the holiest site on earth for the Jewish people: 1. What is the holiest site on earth … More 8 things you need to know about the Kotel and the Temple Mount

Beresheet: The Nation of Israel reaches for the stars

“In the beginning, when God created the heaven and the earth… “ Every good story starts, in the beginning. The Torah starts, in the beginning: “Beresheet bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz.” It tells us of the earth and the stars. The first book of the Torah is called Beresheet (Genesis) and so is the … More Beresheet: The Nation of Israel reaches for the stars