The Hoshana Connection Between Jews and Christians

Yesterday was Hoshana Rabbah the seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is believed that God judges each person, beginning on Rosh Hashana, deciding what their fate will be for the year to come. The judgment for the new year is sealed on Yom Kippur, but it is not “delivered” until the end of Sukkot (i.e., Hoshana … More The Hoshana Connection Between Jews and Christians

It takes a wedding to make us say, let’s live another day

As an American child, when I first saw “Fiddler on the Roof” I thought it was a frivolous musical about things that happened to Jews once upon a time. As a grown-up Israeli I know better. Reading the news about the wedding of Sarah Techiya Litman and Ariel Beigel this Thursday, two weeks after Sarah’s … More It takes a wedding to make us say, let’s live another day

Why I am glad there are guns in the streets… of Israel

Israel is under attack. The hate that has been carefully instilled in the Arab population, in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority controlled areas and throughout the State of Israel is bursting at the seams and individual Arabs, mostly young people, are committing attack after attack. You have to be taught to hate and, unfortunately, the Arabs have … More Why I am glad there are guns in the streets… of Israel

Settler violence

Today international media is focusing on “settler violence” and the horrific arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and injured three family members. To the horror and shame of the Israeli nation, Israeli Jews committed this atrocity. The international media is washing all Israelis, particularly those that live in Judea and Samaria with the stain … More Settler violence