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 …

Gadi Eisenkot – You’re Fired

Gadi Eizenkot became the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces on February 16, 2015. For over 100 days, Palestinians have been launching incendiary bombs against Israel. We have lost over 35,000 dunams of land. Fields decimated, crops destroyed. Orchards that took decades to grow are gone.  The tool …

Advice from a Jewish Mother

What advice would you give you children? So many things that I want to write about, so many things I learned from my mother and my mother-in-law, and even from my grandmothers. Being a Jewish mother is complicated for so many reasons. You have that angle of being Jewish. You …

Israelis Rush to Save Lives in Thailand

You’ll probably hear that we are violent (ask Ariel Gold, idiot that she is, and ask Nina too). They’re so busy worrying about the occupation, neither bothered to do anything about another issue that is happening in a far off land. What do they care? If it isn’t a chance …

Israeli Defense Know How

They come from all over the world; police experts, military leaders, high tech experts and weapons experts. They come to learn. You have a problem with tunnels being dug into your country and drugs and humans being sold? We have a solution. Rockets, chemical warfare? We have a solution. You …

Reminder of the Path from Slavery to Freedom

We need reminders. In Judaism we have many ceremonies, but they are not empty rituals, they are reminders. Constantly, we are reminded to remember the period of slavery and the exodus from Egypt. And constantly, we are  reminded why we were freed and what kind of lives should we live.  …