Upon Our 8th Aliyaversary

As I begin to write this post, I must say that it is truly hard to believe that this week, my family (along with a number of others here in Maale Adumim and beyond) will celebrate our EIGHTH year in Israel, since our Aliya. In the early days of Summer …

The Jewish Response

There is a Talmudic statement:Who can protest an injustice but does not is an accomplice to the act. There is injustice and wrongness here, and it must be addressed. Several years ago, there was a massive demonstration in Jerusalem against the proposed draft law. I fully supported the demonstration, not …

Olmert, Served Enough or Long Way to Go?

I’m not the only one to consider his “punishment” much too short. What’s twenty-seven 27 months when those awful projects he approved will last for decades if not longer? And then he davka got early release which reduces his prison time to only sixteen 16 months.

Past, Present and Future

Ki Ani HaShem Lo Shaniti (Malachi 3:6), “Because I am God, I do not change”. Among the very final words of the official prophetic era, a close reading (diyyuk) implies that absolutely everything except The Creator is subject to change. Judaism and the Jewish People have lived and evolved in …