At the Munich Olympics of 1972, less than three decades after the Holocaust, Jews were murdered on German soil – because they were Jews. Because they were Israelis. The Olympics has historically been a place of peace where even warring nations could come together and compete in the sports arena, rather than on the battlefield. … More Remembering Munich
After a night of missiles on the south of Israel (last Wednesday), I got up to a new day, full of missiles. My nerves were frazzled. But why? Nothing happened to me. At night I had reset the RED ALERT app so that it wouldn’t alert me of all the missiles on my country, it … More Life in Israel Under Fire
Don’t. Just don’t. Sometimes kindly meant words are the worst. On May 8th Trump pulled out of the disastrous Iran Deal. Almost immediately afterward Israeli citizens were warned that there would likely be an attack from Iranians based in Syria and communities in the Golan were instructed to make sure their bomb shelters were open. … More Don’t tell me to “stay safe”’
How Tzipi Hotovely’s I24 interview was used to create fake news … More Anatomy of an interview: Tzipi Hotovely, ideals and fake news
Dear people of Sutherland Springs, I am writing to you, from Israel, to tell you that I see you. Halfway around the world, with enough worries of our own, it was heart-breaking to hear of the devastating shooting in your community. We know what it means to have our loved ones ripped from us. I … More An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called the High Holy Days. They are more holy days, than holidays, a time for introspection more than a time of celebration. The Jewish tradition says that every year God reviews the lives of all of humanity and decides what will happen in each life in the year to … More May you be inscribed in the Book of Life
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?