Being Jewish is awesome now that I’m a mom

Heather Stoltz recently published an article titled “Being Jewish kind of sucks now that I’m a mom.” In the article, she claims that she is increasingly becoming detached from her synagogue due to the fact that her children make too much noise in order to remain in services. As a …

Israel’s Prime Minister: We Must Love All Children

Children are the most precious…and vulnerable…members of society. The Editors of Israel Blogger enjoy bringing you videos and excerpts that have particular meaning to Israel and Israelis. This video was made almost two years ago and yet remains relevant and pertinent, especially today. It is a video of the Prime Minister of Israel addressing all parents, parents of Palestinian and Israeli children, parents of Iranian children. More, he called for all parents to raise their children, to educate them properly. He speaks of an Iranian wrestler being ordered to lose rather than face the moment when he would have to compete against an Israeli.Israeli and Iranian Flags

The Palestinians value bravery, but bravery isn’t all there is in life. There is light and love; their is hope and freedom. There is family and so much more. But most of all, there is the love of children and the values we place within them. The Iranians value victory but won’t compete with Israelis. Their hatred quickly and firmly triumphs over all else.

Here is a young man who has spent much of his young life fine-tuning his body and his training being forced to throw a competition rather than appear on the same screen as an Israeli. And where does this all lead? It leads to a global situation in which Iran threatens Israel and the western world because we don’t conform to their version of what the world should be. We need to educate and raise children with love.

This happened in 2016. This happened in 2017 and now, finally, in 2018, some measure of justice has been delivered. The Iranian wrestler has been banned from international competition for six months. More importantly, his coach, who ordered the athlete to throw the match, is banned for two years.

Video of Prime Minister Netanyahu – We Must Educate Our Children


What Not to Teach Children

FURTHER UPDATE:  (10:15am November 16, 2017) I have posted a follow up to the original post that can be seen here.   UPDATE: (8:00am,November 16, 2017) Before posting this blogpost, attempts were made to contact the author/editor. After no replies were received, I the wrote this piece. I have since …

Reflections on the Birth of a Grandchild

When you have a child, the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Amid the physical issues of labor, exhaustion, learning the child and so much more, is the awesome responsibility of the first few days. You will be making a decision that will effect that child’s life, every …

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 …