Category: <span>Israel</span>

When You Go To War

There is a battle raging in Israel and sadly, it is between Ultra-Orthodox Jews and non-Ultra-Orthodox Jews. On the bright side, it is a battle that unifies many diverse communities. On the negative side, they are unified against one of our own. In the last few weeks, the debate has …

Purim: An Iranian-Persian Haman’s Final Solution to Annihilate All Am Yisrael  – We’ve Heard That Before

B”H Bayamim hahem – those days just as today.  Am Yisrael has been up against more than one Final Solution plan to completely wipe us out.  With all the merriment of Purim, we still need to remember that our joy and celebration are because we were able to not only …

So, Where Does It Say We Have to Wait For Mashiach?  The “Three Vows”

That we, Am Yisrael, on the brink of our exile, vowed to Hashem that we would not return en masse to Eretz Yisrael before the geula – whereby the Mashiach would ingather us home (kibbutz galuyot) – that is undisputed.
What is disputed is only whether the vows are still valid and in effect.

Breaking News: Parashat HaShavua & 20 Years Since the Israeli Helicopter Disaster

B”H This morning, “My Nation – Ami Chai” posted a pic of the monument erected in She’ar Yeshuv, the village over which the two helicopters crashed, with the caption reading “Today marks 20 years since the Israeli Helicopter Disaster”.  It then adds – “On February 4, 1997, two Israeli helicopters …