“In 4 Minutes We Will Drop a Warning Bomb”: A Remarkable Conversation between Israeli Forces and a Gaza Resident before Attack (Ynet)

“In 4 Minutes We Will Drop a Warning Bomb”: A Remarkable Conversation between Israeli Forces and a Gaza Resident before Attack (Ynet)

[I was so deeply moved by this year’s Tisha b’Av movie by Rabbi Yoel Gold (at http://hashkifa.com) telling the stories of Jews who, through their undying commitment to Jewish values and ethics, uplift all of human society. That is exactly what I thought of when I read this article about how the IDF is going […]

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Tisha b’Av Under Fire

Tisha b’Av Under Fire

I wasn’t really in the 9-days mode these 9 days. I was more in summer-vacation, when can-I-take-the-kids-swimming-again mode. And then on Friday morning my 20-year-old daughter got an urgent call to get to her Air-Force base ASAP. So I quickly gathered up all the food in our kitchen that could pass for Shabbat food, called […]

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Building Jerusalem: One Jewish Home at a Time by Rabbi

Building Jerusalem: One Jewish Home at a Time by Rabbi

Building Jerusalem: One Jewish Home at a Time by Rabbi Menachem Nissel  

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A Stormy Tour by the Temple Mount

A Stormy Tour by the Temple Mount

Yesterday, towards the end of the fast, I went on a walking tour through the Muslim and Christian Quarters in order to see some of the gates leading to the Temple Mount. It was a powerful experience. To see the actual Temple Mount through those ancient gates. And to be that close to the Holy […]

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Saba Hananya by Hanan ben Ari

Saba Hananya by Hanan ben Ari

Hanan ben Ari’s tribute to his late grandfather and role model, an Afghani-born tea-seller with rock-solid emuna and unshakeable values.

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My WhatsApp-Insult Victory

My WhatsApp-Insult Victory

My neighbor has many young children and a demanding career. Our sons are best friends, and over recent weeks with the frequent school strikes I was happy to have her sons over for much of the day. I’m home anyway and at this stage of my life I’m dealing with far less of the little-kid […]

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