Walking In The Path of Our Ancestors

Netiv Ha’avot. You’ve probably never heard of it, and yet you know its story well, because it’s a story that is engraved in the Jewish consciousness and the Jewish soul and has been for thousands of years. Netiv Ha’avot is a place in the Judean hills that has been in …

The Asymmetry of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict.

The position of many world leaders, and much of the international diplomatic community, to the Israeli-Palestinian problem is that everything can be solved with a Two-State solution based on 1967 borders. This is lazy and shallow-minded knee-jerk diplomacy. It is devoid of any original or alternative thinking to a policy …

Stepping Closer to the Edge

Live, Israel – it is and always has been, the only answer. No matter how close we step to the edge, the army and God above us remain our guardians. For now, we wait on the edge hoping that this time we will be able to back away rather than descend into yet another war.

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 …

A Magical Shabbat in Hevron

For years, I have watched as thousands have flocked to Hevron for Parashat Chaye Sara. Each year, I say I am going to join them and each year something comes up that prevents that from happening…until this year! There is so much to share and to tell that it makes …

When OMG No…Is the Only Answer

A few days ago, Israel did something rather routine. It discovered a terror tunnel that had been dug from inside Gaza to inside Israel. It blew the tunnel to smithereens. Apparently, there were men working inside and they were killed. Oops. Logically, if someone is breaking the law and digging …

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 …

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 …