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 …

Israel from halfway up

For the past couple of weeks, I have been kind of handicapped. On October 4, I suffered what apparently was a seizure. Since then, I have been kind of weak and unsteady. I’ve read that it goes with the territory, and takes a while for the brain and body  to …

New Zionist Voices

Dema is one of the leaders of our New Zionists initiative where the world can hear the voices of non-Jewish Israelis speak about why they are proud Israelis. Listen to her words. She is equally as good in English. Give your support for Dema and other New Zionist voices like …