Despite the circumstances, God is keeping Israel safe and reversing attempts to destroy her.
A Hanukkah Meditation It’s Almost Hanukkah Hanukkah will soon be arriving (December 8, 2012 to be exact). The erev of the holiday falls on the night of December 7 — which happens to be the “date that will live in infamy” when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Which brings me to another possible war, the escalating […]
The signs said, Stop Zionist slaughter of Palestinians.” Sure, I’d seen signs like those before. But in the hands of ultra-Orthodox Jews? Yet there they were—dozens of them— shoulder to shoulder in their black coats, alongside others holding Palestinian flags in front of the Israeli embassy. More signs read, "Judaism rejects Zionism and the state […]
I was camped with my paratrooper unit in the desert surrounding the Dead Sea when I recognized the name Joshua Friedberg on the front page of an Israeli newspaper. Ne’dar, missing. Before I had time to process what was happening, I was on a bus heading back to Machon Meir Yeshiva in Jerusalem to join […]
It is most unlikely that a completely unbiased book regarding Arabs and/or Jews exists, and the existence of an unbiased reader is even less likely. But that shouldn’t discourage us from reading such books; it’s just an incentive to pray for discernment concerning other people’s biases, and a willingness to admit our own. There is […]
Forbidden Peace: the Story Behind the Headlines Jews for Jesus What would make a Palestinian man, who hated Jews with a passion, embrace a former Israeli soldier as his brother? Why would an Israeli woman, whose son was brutally attacked, look at his assailants with forgiveness in her eyes? How is it possible that […]
There are so many adjectives one could use to describe living in a place that changes daily, if not hour-by-hour. At the risk of beginning on a negative note, let’s just say that great” or “awesome” are not always at the top of the list. When our family moved to Israel in 1994, I was […]
The policeman gaped at me, unable to suppress his astonishment. “Man, that’s dangerous what you want to do. You can get into serious trouble. You’re an Israeli Jew and these people you want to meet are Arabs on the West Bank.…” I knew he meant well; he was a fellow Jew who wanted me to […]