Every time there is a terror attack my mind (and heart) race down the same path. It is a horrible path because it is so familiar. And because it does not end. Living elsewhere, the news of horror is theoretical. In Israel, the news is a visceral punch in the gut that generates an immediate … More Questions Israelis ask when there is a terror attack
“Lynch” is a word that most people don’t really comprehend. Although many are familiar with the word “Fauda” from the hit tv series, the term is not understood. Fauda means chaos – but it is not just any chaos. It is the chaos of the gates of hell opening up, turning individuals into a blood-thirsty, … More Elad Barzilai survived the Arab lynch mob
Shira and Amichai Ish-ran are a beautiful young couple. Twenty-one years old, they got married this year. Looking at them, most people would see radiant youth, loving eyes and warm smiles. How many would realize that these are people made from steel? On the last day of Chanukah, Amichai and Shira, 7 months pregnant were … More Meet the Maccabees: My Nation forever, Israel
Kim Levengrond Yehezkel’s Facebook page is full of her wedding pictures and pictures of her baby, Kai. Her posts are obvious displays of her love towards her husband and their son. Now the posts have comments of crying icons, people describing how beautiful, wonderful and kind she was. And Facebook added that one little word … More Rafael Levengrond: stepping into the gap, for Kim
Tonight, Israel mourns the loss of one of her great lions. This morning I wished him G’mar Chatima Tova, the blessing customary before Yom Kippur – may you be inscribed in the Book of Life. Shortly afterward I discovered that a terrorist had murdered him. This leaves each and every one of us with a … More We are Ari Fuld
On Friday I started getting updates on my phone about a car ramming terror attack. Turning on the news, we heard that a car had rammed into a group of soldiers leaving two dead and others injured. It took a little while before this was declared a terror attack. The terrorist who was injured in … More Thank you for being my son
A regular man, Niv Nehemiah would have preferred to remain anonymous. His family takes no comfort in being told that he is a hero. They want him to heal, to stop being in so much pain. Two months after the terror attack in the Yavneh grocery store, where he works, everything is a challenge. He … More Heroism looks like Niv Nehemiah
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
“They asked if it moved me when VIP’s came to visit me. And I was moved but to me it was even more special when people I had never met before showed up.” Almost a month after the horrific attack that nearly stole Niv Nehemiah’s life, preparing to be released from the hospital, Niv wanted … More What gives you hope?
Two nights ago I sat in a restaurant with my family. The singing from the table behind us signified that it was not just my birthday. Grandparents were sitting at the center of a long table. The grandmother holding a newborn baby, her husband next to her, surrounded by their five married children, each with … More What happens after the terror attack?