There was an old man who used to sweep the area next to the Kotel, the Western Wall. When asked why he, such an old man, was working, doing menial labor he explained that in Auschwitz a Nazi pointed to the smoke billowing up from the crematorium and told him: “You see that smoke? That’s … More We won’t play that game anymore
Jerusalem is a city of surprises. You never know what you will see, who you will meet, what you will witness or experience. Sometimes it is the smallest incidents that are the most meaningful. The last time I was there, it was a child. It was at the Kotel. Every time we visit Jerusalem, we … More He’s a just a little emotional because…
Imagine being in cold and grey Europe and being told that somewhere, there is a sun-drenched land where everything our people have hoped for will come true. Imagine being weary of persecution, of never being left alone and knowing that there is a land where Jews will again be their own Maccabees. Shaul Tchernichovsky wrote … More Longing for the sun-drenched land of Zion
“I want to help Israel. I believe in freedom. I believe in decency. But the problems are so huge, it’s overwhelming. What could I possibly do that would make a difference?” Have you found yourself saying this or something similar? I think most people have. Now is your chance. You can make a real, tangible … More ACTION CALL: Battle BDS and support Israel with three simple actions
*This article was first published as a guest post on IsraellyCool. Two movies could not be more different. Both are about Israel. Both are about heroism and love. They should be similar, two stories on the timeline of Jewish history and yet, these movies are from alternate universes. Probably few people my age (or younger) … More From Exodus to Munich: How did we get here?
“We went to pay our respects,” I told my friend. “Kiss them, each and every one” he said. “And tell Ram he shouldn’t be so serious all the time.” I was standing on a beach named after a miracle, looking at the memory of a disaster. “Returnees to Zion”. How many people do you know … More Kiss them, each and every one
On Jerusalem Day we celebrate the liberation of East Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation and the reunification of the holy city. It has been 50 years since the Nation of Israel heard those most glorious words: “The Temple Mount is in our hands!” People who had literally seen their families go up in the smoke of … More “The Temple Mount is in our hands!”