Why Jews Take a Knee

We are taught from a young age that Jews do not bow (Take a Knee)…it isn’t completely true, as any Jew can tell you. On nearly all days of the year, we do not bow down on the ground. There are only three days of the year where this is …

Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Should be Drafted

. Two months ago, I began a post called Yesterday’s Anger. As part of that article, I uploaded a picture of a Haredi man who did a despicable thing – he is guilty of sinat chinam (which is translated as “baseless hatred”). There are those who condemn the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) …

Harvey and Heels and Hakarat Hatov

When I was very young, my father had to take a job in far off Louisiana to help support our family. To put off the parting a few more days, the family drove together down south. I have no memory of how we got back…if we flew or if my …

My Daughter’s Gone to Hell

My daughter has gone to hell…or at least that’s got to be what she’s thinking right now. I know, because I went there over a decade ago with her older sister. Hell, in this case, is Poland. Not so much the Poland of today as the one in Europe some …

Jerusalem – Simple, Clear, Jerusalem

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. If that is true, than a video likely speaks one hundred thousand. There are very few words in this video, but what is there is a simple. clear explanation of why Jerusalem is holy to Israel and how it is uniquely ours within the context of history. Watch the video and please share it with others. I don’t think it is possible to give a better history of this city than what is shown here. How the Temple Mount is treated, how Jews and Arabs pray. How they treat the Temple Mount  and more. Our history, our present and our future, all rolled into this video. Jerusalem is the eternal, united capital of the Jewish State of Israel.

The fact is,while Palestinians have accused us of desecrating the Temple Mount, this video shows that we are not the ones desecrating it. Can you imagine Christians allowing their children to play soccer and have a picnic inside their churches? I have never seen children playing ball in or near the Kotel, the Western Wall. And before you say that you’ve seen picnics and playing children in the yards of churches, remember that all of the Temple Mount is holy, though clearly there are areas that are more so.

Watch the video and you will quickly see why others are against it. One video showing Jerusalem’s history, citations from the Koran that support our historical ties to the land of Israel while showing an absolute lack of documenting any Muslim ties to Jerusalem. at the same time, the video explains our ties to Jerusalem, back to the time of King David and forwards. Share. Watch and watch again. I have…it’s a beautiful video (and yes, I saw the spelling mistakes but ignore them and focus on the meaning).

Ari Yosef

Beautiful child, may you ever be blessed. You lost a grandfather before you ever got to know him. All we can do is love you in his memory.