And once again, Israel will be releasing another 26 Palestinian murderers this week. The list has been released, including the names of all their victims. Surprisingly, many of the victims’ names are Arab names. These are not freedom fighters, they are murderers. And the only reason they are being released is not because they have […]

The current snowstorm has made me realize just how vulnerable and dependent we are. We depend on routine. Breaking it is havoc. This week we were hit with the heaviest snowstorm Israel has seen since 1950. The last time this amount of snow fell in Israel in December was 1878. Even the Pyramids in Egypt, […]

In this week’s Torah portion, which will be read in synagogues around the world tomorrow, we read about God’s promise to Abraham, that he will have a son from his wife Sarah, after many years of infertility and despite them both being over the age of 90. Nevertheless, Sarah becomes pregnant and Isaac is born. […]

850,000 people, more than 10% of Israel’s population and almost 15% of Jews in Israel, attended the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yossef on Monday night (October 7th), making it the largest funeral in Israel’s history. Rabbi Ovadia will be remembered in the Jewish religious world for his immense contribution to Jewish-religious law. He will be […]

The schools’ summer vacation ended just before the beginning of September, but the Jewish calendar doesn’t really allow for any serious studying during the first month of school. The Hebrew month of Tishrei coincides with the September-October season, and is packed with holidays: Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year is on the 1st-2nd of Tishrei. […]

Over the past few days there have been a number of news-worthy items which I considered posting about. Every time such an item cropped up I debated with myself, whether I should set aside the post I’m already working on in order to write something else, but eventually I came across pieces by other authors […]

In parts 1-4 I discussed Israel’s historical and religious connections to Judea and Samaria as well as security concerns which make Judea and Samaria strategically important to Israel’s continued existence. But all of that is irrelevant, you may claim, if Israel is illegally occupying these territories. The prevalent view in the international community is that […]

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