Do you have a story that makes your heart soar? A book or a movie that evokes a visceral reaction, no matter how many times you revisit it? Those are the stories that resonate on a very deep level, if you will, stories that speak to the soul. I have loved Tolkien’s Hobbit and The … More The stories that make your heart soar
“I’m only one call away I’ll be there to save the day Superman’s got nothing on me I’m only one call away” This is Israel.
The brilliant Chloé Simone Valdary asks the questions no one bothers to ask, the questions few realize are fundamental. It is easier to not think, to take for granted but Chloé is different and by example, she pushes others to do the same. Think. Question. Learn. Awareness and knowledge are the basic tools for creating … More Why I love Israel
Two weeks ago I found myself in Washington DC, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Contemplating but not silent, the 19 foot tall form of Lincoln looks out through the columns of the temple where his memory is enshrined, towards the towering monument honoring the father of the nation, George Washington. This was the … More Restoring honor to America: with malice toward none, charity for all and firmness in right
This is a love story between a father and his son, between a son and his father. I dare you to read this and remain unmoved. The story ends with the son, cheering from the sidelines as his father completed the grueling Israman Challenge, joining him at the end so the two could cross the … More A father-son story of love: Are you tough enough?
There is a parable that says: When God created the world he decided that Israel would be the land of the chosen people, the land of the Jews. The angels approached God, saying: “You are giving the Jews a land flowing with milk and honey in the heart of the world. Don’t you think it … More Yes. But have you seen my neighbors?
Memory shapes personality – of people and of nations. Recently I’ve been contemplating the significance of collective memory. In Passover the Jewish people are commanded to remember how God delivered us from slavery over 3000 years ago. Not how our ancestors were freed from slavery, rather how each and every one of us was personally … More What do you know when you have no memory left?
“Why did you want to do it?” the reporter asks 14 year old Husam Abdul from Shechem. The teenager had been sent to explode himself in order to kill Israeli soldiers. The reporter tries to put words in the Husam’s mouth: “You did it for Paradise right?” but as children often do, Husam blurted out … More Because the people, they don’t love me
Meet Ro’i Klein. Look at his face. Doesn’t he look like a sweet and gentle man? 31 years old, husband to Sarah, father of three year old Gilad and one and a half year old Yoav, Ro’i (pronounced “Row-ee”) was supposed to celebrate his birthday on July 27th. Admired for his calm peacefulness and constant … More “If I don’t do it, who will?”