Do you love Israel?

People often ask me, “Do you love Israel?” The pat answer is, “Of course I do!” Truthfully, though, living in Israel is similar to being married. At the beginning, when you first meet, there are lots of fireworks. The land is beautiful, it beckons. The sun is fantastic, and you …

Maale Adumim Book Swap

It’s an event that takes place twice a year. Five or six THOUSAND English books…all donated and then sold for charity. It’s about community; it’s about dozens of volunteers working together. It takes place in May and in November. Just a reminder that we are days away from the Maale …

Book Review: Experiencing War

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman’s book, The 28th of Iyar accomplishes something amazing. For most people, experiencing war is something simply not on their radar. If in their lifetime there is a war, it is on distant shores. Though only a small child at the time, I have vague memories of the …