A regular man, Niv Nehemiah would have preferred to remain anonymous. His family takes no comfort in being told that he is a hero. They want him to heal, to stop being in so much pain. Two months after the terror attack in the Yavneh grocery store, where he works, everything is a challenge. He … More Heroism looks like Niv Nehemiah
George E. Marcia Jr. lied about his age so he could enlist. It’s almost shocking to write the word “lie” in the same sentence as my grandfather’s name because he was the most honest, accurate man I have ever met. My grandfather, my Saba was a stickler for details, a man with the mind of … More My Grandfather Was Semper Fi
As I hear more and more reports on the terror attack in Orlando I can’t help but think that there is something terribly wrong in America. No, I don’t mean the crippling political correctness that is killing the western world. At least at the moment, that’s not what I am referring to. I’m not talking … More With my own body I would stop him
Over and over I am struck but how Israeli reality is like a Hollywood action/drama film. Sometimes our stories are so dramatic that they wouldn’t be believable as a movie script. … More Hollywood is a pale imitation of Israeli reality
The following is an inspiring post written, in Hebrew, by Ziv Shilon on his Facebook wall that I have taken the liberty to translate. I have heard so often people around the world say “there are no role models these days,” “there is no one to look up to, to emulate.” These people are sadly … More Honoring our wounded warriors: a message of inspiration from Ziv Shilon
The words below are not mine, they are a translation of a post Ziv Shilon wrote on his Facebook page. Reading it brought tears to my eyes. Ziv is inspiring, a true leader. When things seem terrible and frighteningly dangerous in this little country of … More Inspiring words from Ziv Shilon, Israeli wounded warrior
The answer is simple – in Israel. Some of you may remember Ziv Shilon. I wrote about him in the article: “The stuff that legends are made from…” In a time when the supposed leader of the free world responds to the beheading of his citizens with an intense round of golf it is worth … More Where are the leaders, the role models & heroes?