The Time Has Come for War

It is always time for peace, but when do you know when it is time for war? That is the question Israel has been facing for the last few months. And, it would seem, tonight we have the answer. We could have been friends. Gaza and Israel. Neighbors certainly. When …

What Women are Allowed to Do in Israel

Sadly, women are raised differently from men all the world over. From a very young age, most girls are not given the same rights, the same freedom as their young counterparts. No country is perfect when it comes to how women are treated. Not a one. Somewhere, somehow, there is …

Well, the Palestinians Have a New Plan

The Palestinian Authority has come up with their next plan of action at the United Nations. They want…breathe, don’t laugh…to ask the United Nations to oust Israel. According to a recent article in the Jerusalem Post, “Palestinian Authority is weighing a UN General Assembly Resolution to rescind Israeli membership in …

In the Heavens Today

In the heavens today, there are two men that weren’t there yesterday and by all rights, shouldn’t be there today. Actually, to say they are in the heavens is incorrect. One is in heaven. Now we know, his name is Yotam Ovadia. And that he was only 31 years old, a …

Syria Says Air Force Base Went BOOM…

The news from Syria is quite tense right now. There is a growing surge of refugees trying to get out of the way and tragic bloodshed being reported. Of course, sadly, the United Nations is too busy to take up the cause of Syria because apparently, an Israeli added on …

Insanity, They Name is Cooking for Shabbat

I’m cooked out. But really. What did you make for Shabbat? How do you cook when you have guests with varying tastes? I’m insane. Certifiable. But really….you probably don’t believe me. I mean, who c ooks enough to drive themselves insane, right? So, before I show you what I cooked, …

Today, Israel Pulled A Hillel!

she is.

Ariel Gold believes in boycotting Israel and today, Israel answered her back. Straight from Hillel – a voice from 2,000 years ago warning Israel that we must take care of ourselves, even as we take care of others.

A Quick Note to the Syrian Government and Rebels

This morning, a Syrian warplane approached the Israeli border. Obviously under surveillance the entire time, as it approached, Israel fired a Patriot missile from a base located “in northern Israel.” The missile did not hit the aircraft. Instead; the Syrian plane turned and retreated from the border. To say that …

What You Are Proud of…Says Volumes

For much of my life in Israel, I have had the same feeling. I watch what they are proud of and what we are proud of. Long ago, I wrote that I’d rather be crying and live in land like mine than be celebrating and living there. Two cultures are …