Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s ok to profit from Jew hate? Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s ok to profit from Jew hate? The answer is simple – because we let them. Jews and non-Jews, from fear or from apathy are allowing hate to spread. All it takes … More Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s ok to profit from Jew hate?
“We went to pay our respects,” I told my friend. “Kiss them, each and every one” he said. “And tell Ram he shouldn’t be so serious all the time.” I was standing on a beach named after a miracle, looking at the memory of a disaster. “Returnees to Zion”. How many people do you know … More Kiss them, each and every one
Little one looks at me, clutching her mother’s hand. She knows I don’t belong in her village. Does she know I am a Jew? I don’t know. Something in my clothes or possibly the way I was standing declares to her that I do not belong. She doesn’t know if this is good, bad or … More What is the Potential of an Israeli-Arab Child?
On Jerusalem Day we celebrate the liberation of East Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation and the reunification of the holy city. It has been 50 years since the Nation of Israel heard those most glorious words: “The Temple Mount is in our hands!” People who had literally seen their families go up in the smoke of … More “The Temple Mount is in our hands!”
“What’s his name?” The women whisper between themselves, not sure they heard correctly: “What’s his name?” “Shimon? Ah, Shimon… that’s a good name.” “Shimon, because of Lag BaOmer. That’s a good name.” Repetition registers his name. Eight days old, he is now known to the community, part of the collective memory – the newest member … More A brit and a wedding – expanding the tribe of Israel
Achinoam Nini was invited to perform on May 18th in the Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Pressure from a local group in the Jewish community caused the performance to be canceled. An article was written about this in The Detroit Jewish News – this is my response to that article. Dear Detroit Jewish … More The place where Achinoam “Noa” Nini and free speech collide: an open letter to the Detroit Jewish community
A piece of paper with writing on it brought the complexities of my grandfather’s personality, rushing back to me, from beyond the grave. I don’t believe he placed much importance on what he wrote. How could he know that his words, so clearly would make him vivid to me, once more? I can see him … More Thoughts from my grandfather…