A brit and a wedding – expanding the tribe of Israel

“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

My Jerusalem ritual

I have a Jerusalem ritual. Whenever we visit, before we leave, we go to visit the Kotel. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is. The Kotel is always there, waiting. The Kotel. A wall so important it needs no other name, besides: “The Wall.” Cutting through the heart of Jerusalem, she stands. Golden … More My Jerusalem ritual

You didn’t just save me, you saved my entire family

24 year old Rabbi Yerachmiel Levin, decided to donate a kidney to someone he doesn’t know. He wanted to save a life in honor of his father Rabbi Kalman Levin whose life was stolen away by a terrorist who murdered him while he was praying in the Har Nof synagogue. The man who received his kidney … More You didn’t just save me, you saved my entire family

Jerusalem of Gold

JERUSALEM OF GOLD by Naomi Shemer Mountain air, clear as wine And the scent of pines Is carried on the twilight breeze With the sound of bells. And the tree and stone lie comatose Captive in her dream, The city that sits alone And in her heart, a wall. Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze, and of … More Jerusalem of Gold

UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

The world has officially gone insane. In a post-factual world, it seems lies shouted long enough, loud enough can win wars that were lost with weapons. The enemies of Israel have gone to war to destroy Israel, to destroy Jerusalem, to destroy our Temple – all in attempt to erase the Jewish connection to this … More UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount