I’ve added a lot of links to this post, with more information, photos, articles and videos. I urge you to read and watch them.   Perhaps this post shouldn’t be called “Operation Defensive Edge”, because that makes it sound like this is all about Israel’s actions, and it isn’t. Operation Defensive Edge is the response […]

They were laid to rest in the cemetery of Modiin. It is said that a hundred thousand people came to bid them good bye. Most of them had never even met either of the three or their families, but they came nonetheless, because for 18 days, we were all one family. And when Rachel Frankel […]

18 days ago, two 16 year old boys, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frankel were kidnapped along with 19 year-old Eyal Yifrach. They were on their way home from school in Gush-Etzion, south of Jerusalem. For the past 18 days, the entire country has been looking for Gil-ad, Naftali and Eyal. Thousands of reservists were called […]

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 […]

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