The Real X Factor of Israel

Now that the dust is somewhat settled and all and sundry predisposed to roar at any opportunity already got it out of their system, I ask: What if everything that’s going on here in Israel is really just God’s means to “clarify” more “sparks”? That is, What if He’s testing …

The Test of True Friendship

A true friend is one who likes and accepts us as we are. So too are true friends of Israel – Jewish Israel that is: Am Yisrael for Eretz Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael for Am Yisrael. When someone is said to “work hard for Israel” that phrase is really meaningless …

Drafting the Jews

The issue of drafting yeshiva bochurs is upon us yet again, for the umpteenth time, which is really just a green-light excuse and field day for all and sundry predisposed to trash “them” – the Charedim. Ain’t nothin’ like whipping up a little more sin’at achim right before we all …

Control of Chemical Weapons

With the world a nervous wreck from that missile-happy North Korean, Am Yisrael could use a soothing reminder of the two Gulf Wars. In preparation for the first Gulf War, the Israeli chevre kadisha ordered tens of thousands of body-bags, lo aleiynu. So, who controlled the non-conventional weapons? The following …

The Importance of Knowing The Nazi

[taken from chapter 9 of To Cross The Line With A Bridge (Rabeinu Publications, 2015)]   We should not fool ourselves into thinking that Nazism was ever extinguished with the fall of the Third Reich, as Nazis or neo-Nazis are resurfacing globally. Because of this, Am Yisrael needs to acknowledge …