There seems to be a lot of confusion about Hanukah – to the point where it appears to be deliberate. Let’s begin with what it’s not about. 1. It’s not a Jewish Christmas In many circles, Hanukah seems to have become an imitation Christmas – a holiday of food, lights, decorations, and gifts. This is … More From the Maccabees to the IDF: 6 things you need to know about Hanukah
Once upon a time, the people that built things with their own two hands were admired. The pioneers. Their sweat and the dirt beneath their fingernails was a badge of honor, a testament to their courage. The builders, people who created something from nothing, were upheld as an example. They who made the rocky hills green, … More “We built that”
The Israeli experience is rich and complex. The shadow of terrorism and war hovers above, casting a shadow but never managing to darken the Israeli experience. It does not control us but it does influence the way we grow. We doing things because of it and despite it. It’s been almost two years since our … More The Israeli, HaYisraeli
Today it happened again… A mother murdered in front of her kids today – children saw their mother being stabbed to death. In their home. Her 15 year old daughter tried to stop the terrorist murdering her mother. 3 of her 6 children were in the house while she was being butchered. The foundation of … More How can home be the place where the heart is when that is the place where mommy’s heart stopped beating?