My, how the world has changed. I woke up and looked at the news. It’s an Israeli thing, especially because of nights like last night. Amazing things can happen in the night. This was the headline: TWENTY rockets were fired at Israel. Big ones that go far and cause a lot of damage. Not ONE … More I am in awe of my country and the times we live in
It was Saturday morning. I woke up to the sound of the Red Alert siren app ringing, announcing in-coming missiles somewhere in Israel. Where? I knew it wasn’t in Haifa (yet) because the municipal siren wasn’t screaming outside but elsewhere in Israel, people were running to their bomb shelters. In the north or in the … More The BOOM I heard from Haifa
Israelis are generally friendly, warm and happy to have guests over. You don’t have to call in advance, just show up and knock on the door. But there is also a different kind of knock on the door. One that is never welcome. In fact, it is every family’s nightmare. Last night a family in … More The knock on the door
I can’t believe it’s been twenty years. I remember it like it was yesterday. It’s not the day itself I remember, just one vivid scene that forever changed me. I was in 10th grade. Recess. Suddenly the school sound system was broadcasting the news. They never did that. Sometimes they played music. Usually it was … More How Israel taught me the meaning of “E pluribus unum”
The re-entry of a space shuttle isn’t supposed to look like that. February 1st, 2003. I was sitting in front of the tv with tears rolling down my face. My heart understood what my brain had not yet comprehended… It was one of the things you can never un-see. White pieces streaking across the sky, … More The Legacy of Ilan Ramon
It’s not the plane, it’s the man in the cockpit: Brig.Gen.(res.) Ran Pecker-Ronen – may his memory be a blessing and an inspiration … More It’s not the plane, it’s the man in the cockpit: Brig.Gen.(res.) Ran Pecker-Ronen
Nothing says power like a F15 fighter jet roaring directly over your head. An Israeli flown F15. Israel’s Air Force pilots are known to be the best in the world. Their training requires physical perfection, sharp reflexes, an extremely sharp mind and a very strong will. The course is three years long. Those that complete … More This is the might of the Israeli Air Force
This is what brotherhood looks like. In Hebrew there is a term that can be roughly translated as “mutual guarantee” – I will be there for you, you will be there for me and everything will be ok. Words cannot encompass the depth or importance of this concept. The clip illustrates this concept so fundamental … More You can relax, we’re above you.