In every generation…

And this is what kept our forefathers, and what keeps us surviving. For not only one arose and tried to destroy us, rather in every generation they try to destroy us, and the Holy One, Blessed is He, saves us from their hands. From the middle of the 19th century, …

The 28th of Iyar, Book Review

The State of Israel has been gearing up for celebrating the 50th anniversary of our miraculous victory in the 1967 Six Days War…That’s why I’m very happy that Rabbi Emanuel Feldman has republished his lovely and honest memoir, his day by day journal written during the weeks leading up to the Six Days War and the war itself.

Milestones and Roadblocks

In the summer of 1986, my mother turned seventy years old. She had been a widow then for the same amount of time as she had been married.  To mark the milestone, my brother, my then husband, and I held a surprise birthday party for her.  The pictures that sit …

Collective Punishment – Or Coming to One’s Senses

The burning issue that is the talk of Israel, when it comes to dealing with terror is the hatred of collective punishment. The “Jewish conscience” (filled with Western morality that is in fierce opposition to the Torah and traditional Jewish values) states, thou shall not collectively punish a people, city …