Numbers, in and of themselves are innocuous, it is the actions of people that imbue them with meaning. The teenager wasn’t asked when the Nazis tattooed a number on his arm. A decision made by men declared that men, women and children could be catalogued, used and discarded. Numbers labeled them as less than human. … More When a number is more than just a number
Dear Germany, Our people will forever be connected. Jews and Germans, Israel and Germany… the actions of your parents and grandparents have created an unbreakable tie between our nations. We are two sides of the same coin. Today, as a Jew and an Israeli I want to cry for your country, for your culture. In … More My heart cries for Germany
Surrounded, they know that they are the last hope. The fighters, few against many, prepare for the last stand… The dark forces swarm around their town. They have breached the perimeters and are already inside, advancing. The dark forces grow in numbers. Although the fighters have killed many, the dark ones keep coming. Their weapons … More The ones that confront death
“Will I ever see you again?” As I turned around I saw that these words were not meant for me. They were directed at the stones of the Kotel, the Western Wall of the destroyed Jewish temple, in the heart of Jerusalem. Hanna Marx had tears in her eyes as she told me: “The last … More Survivor
Years later the signs still remain… On Holocaust Memorial Day it seems more appropriate than ever to post this image: In 2006 Hezbollah rained missiles on to the cities of northern Israel. Each missile was carefully packed full of full of metal death balls, specifically designed to rip through flesh and bones. On impact, the … More Remember and respect your history
“And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercy: I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.” Hosea 1:21-2 … More A sign upon your arm
Sometimes it is our own mind that can be our worst enemy. Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more and more prevalent. Some people say it is because people live longer now. Others say it is because of the chemicals in our food and all the unhealthy things we consume on a daily basis. The truth is … More Cruel Time Warp
“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves”.
~D.H. Lawrence, Classical American Literature, 1922 … More The Guard at the Gate
The Jewish mother, known for many things, has one fundamental quality – a ferocious love for her children … More Jewish Mothers (and Fathers)
They who suffered unimaginable misery strove to create happiness. And they succeeded. This is their revenge. … More Remembering the Holocaust and Heroism in Israel: Am Yisrael Hai!