Why are so many Jews ignoring the holiday of Shavuot?

Receiving the Torah is one of the most important things that happened in the history of the world, not just for the Nation of Israel but for all Nations who accepted the 10 Commandments as the definitive guideline for a moral and decent society – and a stark contrast to other societies who did not … More Why are so many Jews ignoring the holiday of Shavuot?

Thousands of generations I dreamt of you, Jerusalem

As Israel prepares for Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, celebrating the victory of the Six Day war that freed East Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation and returned Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount I keep hearing in my mind Yehoram Gaon describing the terror of the Yom Kippur war when Israelis did not know if the young … More Thousands of generations I dreamt of you, Jerusalem

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