The Eternal Message of Jerusalem

Stanley Goldfoot is often credited with writing an iconic article entitled “A Letter to the World from Jerusalem”. Sometimes, it is called, “An Open Letter to the World from Jerusalem”. Goldfoot was the founding editor of the Times of Israel – no, not the website that exists today (and leans …

Yes, Mark, the Holocaust Cannot Be Denied

Every time I think it can’t get worse on Facebook, Mark Zuckeberg proves me wrong. To start with the obvious, there are, for Jews and ideally for the world, two words in the English language that carry special and tragic meaning. The word, holocaust, with a lowercase “h” refers to …

This Morning Israel Woke Up in Fear

Fear is a terrible thing. It’s not something you can control and it’s often something that you can’t reason away. Many in Israel feel angry today. I can understand that. I’m angry too. But what I also am is realistic. We are probably heading for yet another war. And that …

What Can you Learn from a Tree?

The Torah and our tradition is compared to a tree of life, we are taught. A tree of life to those who hold tightly to our way of life, our laws, our religion. But more, in holding to our religion and our tradition, this tree of life ties us to …

Arson – Sometimes No Other Word is Needed

Really, if you needed more confirmation that the land of Israel really belongs to the Jews, there it is. Almost daily, the Palestinians are committing agricultural terrorism but really, in its most honest and simplest form, the Palestinians are committing arson.

Another Survivor Dies and Anne Frank Slips Further Away

The survivors are dying…so few are left. They leave behind unquestionable evidence of the horrors committed by Nazi Germany. Unquestionable because there is so much. No other mass slaughter in history was ever so well documented…often by the very people who were committing the genocide. Germans were meticulous in documenting, …

Nikki Haley Redefines the UN Security Council

Nikki Haley is fast becoming my hero. I love her accent and I love her heels. But more, I love the sound of her telling the United Nations what we’ve all whispered to each other. You are a bunch of biased, anti-Semites. No, those weren’t Haley’s exact words, but they’re …

Barghouti Style Hunger Strike? Here We Go Again

The Palestinians are in trouble. They know it; and so does the world. The latest – a Barghouti style hunger strike has been declared next week. The world is supposed to scream at Israel because it has driven the Palestinians to the desperate move of declaring a hunger strike. In …

Jerusalem Day Unites All Israelis Eternally

Jerusalem Day each year reminds us of a war that took place 51 years ago. It was a war, like most of our wars, that began with the aggression of our enemies. They massed on our borders and shouted for our death…then as they do today. It was 1967 and …