Who are these people, who dance with their book? A book created before humanity knew what books are, A book that is really five books, written out by hand, on one long scroll. Every single letter must be perfect. Written exactly the way it was always written. Otherwise, the writing must begin anew. These people, the … More The people who dance with their book
1. It happened Those who follow the news about Israel closely will probably have read about the terror attack in Har Adar yesterday morning (Tuesday, Sept 26th) on the Israel related sites you follow. It’s not likely you will hear about it on your news. While CNN and BBC can go on and on for … More Three things you should know about the terror attack in Har Adar
*This article was first published as a guest post on IsraellyCool. Two movies could not be more different. Both are about Israel. Both are about heroism and love. They should be similar, two stories on the timeline of Jewish history and yet, these movies are from alternate universes. Probably few people my age (or younger) … More From Exodus to Munich: How did we get here?
We are a tiny tribe. Threatened from all corners of the earth, from near and from far. We are Jews. So few. So threatened. So brilliant and yet so very stupid. Our enemies laugh while, instead of uniting against them, we fight amongst ourselves. I follow the religion more correctly than you! I am more … More A call to Jews around the world (and friends of Jews): the time for unity is now
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