Time to Declare Independence From United Nations

It seems like we Israelis are always complain about the treatment we get from the United Nations and its various bodies/groups/organizations such as the Security Council, UNESCO, etc. Nu, why does anyone in their right mind expect an improvement? The world is antisemitic. The only Jewish establishments/foundations/museums that can get …

What does it all mean?

Today is Israel’s 69th Independence Day. 69 years ago, the State of Israel became a reality, as the declaration of Independence was read. A citizenry, a large population of which lived through the horrors of the Holocaust in Europe, finally had some ray of hope for the future, some modern …

In every generation…

And this is what kept our forefathers, and what keeps us surviving. For not only one arose and tried to destroy us, rather in every generation they try to destroy us, and the Holy One, Blessed is He, saves us from their hands. From the middle of the 19th century, …

Having a Son In Green on Yom HaZicharon

 Every year I attend the Yom HaZicharon tekes at our Yad L’Banim in Ra’anana.  18 years of standing (I don’t think that I ever got there early enough to find a seat) in a crowd that boasted more/less 10,000 people from all walks of life, most wearing white shirts and …

Klita N’ima

Aliya is a tough process for normal people. Olim appreciate all the help they can get to make the transition to Israeli life as pleasant as possible – Klita N’ima, and even for deciding if they’ll make aliya. Should you make aliya? Could you make aliya? Will political realities FORCE you …

The 28th of Iyar, Book Review

The State of Israel has been gearing up for celebrating the 50th anniversary of our miraculous victory in the 1967 Six Days War…That’s why I’m very happy that Rabbi Emanuel Feldman has republished his lovely and honest memoir, his day by day journal written during the weeks leading up to the Six Days War and the war itself.

Milestones and Roadblocks

In the summer of 1986, my mother turned seventy years old. She had been a widow then for the same amount of time as she had been married.  To mark the milestone, my brother, my then husband, and I held a surprise birthday party for her.  The pictures that sit …