Issues 04:02 Whose Land Is It?
Born in post-World War II Germany of Polish holocaust survivors, my longing to find an earthly place I could call home began early in life. My parents, victims of Hitler’s atrocities, had been thrust from their homes and forced to find new ones. Germany was for us a place we were but temporarily transplanted. From […]
Shavuos was approaching, and the people of Vaysechvoos were making preparations. The young girls were out in the fields, gathering plants with bright green leaves and selecting gaily colored flowers to adorn their parents’ homes for the harvest holiday. Shlomo the Milkman was doing a hearty business. The women of Vaysechvoos needed all of his […]
The man had a responsible position in the Jordanian government at the time Jordan controlled East Jerusalem. As a diplomat, he was accustomed to hiding his strongest emotions under a thick cloak of civility. When I, a Jewish believer, broached the subject of Zionism with him, it was as though I had lit a short […]
The setting sun cast an enchanted glow on the fertile hills. I gazed upon the plush and verdant surroundings. Peach, apple, cherry and pistachio nut trees were plentiful. The fields were cultivated and teeming with life. Some modern structures stood out boldly, dotting the sides of a crude dirt road. I was at a high […]