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Why Israel “Captured” Jerusalem

29 Kislev 5777 – December 29, 2016
Simply put, today, under Israeli control, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, live and pray in Jerusalem. When it was under Arab control, Jews could not even visit.

The Power of Small Things

Small deeds can have a huge impact, or as better said in Chovot HaLevavot the Jewish self-improvement manual, “a small light can shine forth and push away much darkness” This is the essence of Hanukah

We Cannot Build on Palestinian Lands

27 Kislev 5777 – December 27, 2016
As there never was an independent, Arabic state called Palestine, there cannot be any Palestinian territory. The Arabs in fact rejected the UN Partition Plan which would have given them that state

Forward Editor Announces He Hates Chanukah

22 Kislev 5777 – December 22, 2016
The simple fact is the Forward hates everything Jewish except left-wing Yiddish protest chants.Its editor's latest rant is entitled, "Why I Detest Hanukkah, and Why All Right Minded Jews Should Too"

For David and Manya in Amona: Jews Must Speak Out

15 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
The permits for building Amona issued 20 years ago were challenged by agencies of the New Israel Fund, not because the NIF wants justice for the Arabs but because they want Jews out of YESHA

Amona, Amona

12 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
Thousands of police are now under going intense training for the imminent forced expulsion of 50 Jewish families from Amona, formerly an unwanted rocky hilltop now a miracle of green and life

A Soldier’s Father and His Smartphone

My son the soldier, in silhouette, sitting alone in his uniform on top of a mountain, wrapped in his tefillin, reading from a siddur, the sun rising in the distance, bursting forth into the sky-NACHAS

Amona

6 Kislev 5777 – December 6, 2016
Shabbat in Amona? Beyond your dreams! You can see Jordan, the Dead Sea and villages. Early morning, the Arab call to prayer, a church bell, flocks of sheep. No machinery sounds, few cars-- peace

Are You Completely Nuts? Three Answers to Aliyah Questions

2 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
For everyone who doubted whether or not making aliyah it was worth it, know that there is nothing to inspire personal growth like waking up each morning as a Jew in the Land of The Jewish People.

The New “Ctl-Alt-Del” Movement

21 Heshvan 5777 – November 22, 2016
I want to start a new movement. It’s called control-alt-delete…who’s in? It started as a joke but momentum is growing. Are you in?

The Clueless Experts

20 Heshvan 5777 – November 21, 2016
Pundits, who with bias and hubris appoint themselves the world's arbiters probably have little real knowledge-at best-about the reality in the Middle East in general or Israel in particular

SHLOMO CARLEBACH’S SONG words and music by Ben Reuven

19 Heshvan 5777 – November 20, 2016
A musical tribute to the internationally famed Jewish troubador, Shlomo Carlebach by famed Jerusalem troubador words and music by Ben Reuven

Dear Mr. President

15 Heshvan 5777 – November 16, 2016
Mr. President, you were elected legitimately and democratically and though I was deeply offended and alarmed by your rhetoric, I respect and therefore, as an American citizen, you are now my President

V’Shavu Vanim: The Comins Come Home

12 Heshvan 5777 – November 13, 2016
On Shabbat when they learned I just made aliya, I was given the third Aliyah, then the shul sang "V'Shavu Vanim" It was unexpected and extremely moving, validating the years of planning and hard work

“A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”

8 Heshvan 5777 – November 9, 2016
Despite all, the ideals of the Founding Fathers and a moral electorate live on in those individuals seeking to strive for a better world through personal freedom based on biblical roots.

A Final Plea to Never-Trumpers

8 Heshvan 5777 – November 8, 2016
Nevertheless, even as late as Election Day itself, I wish to address those conservatives and Republicans who have declared themselves Never-Trumpers.

The Left That Cried Wolf

After years of ranting about nonexistent threats to democracy like the Shaked proposal, the Israeli Left has destroyed their credibility.

The New York Times Declares War on the Jewish State of Israel

30 Tishri 5777 – November 1, 2016
UNESCO reminds us once again – as if we needed reminding – that the UN is hugely populated with four types of nations: the brainless scare-crow, the heartless tin-man, the cowardly lion and Dorothy.

The UNESCO Follies

28 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
The Hebrew Bible (Tanach) mentions Jerusalem more than 660 times. The Qur'an – zero (0). That is a VERY lopsided boxscore.

The Coming War Maybe the Last

24 Tishri 5777 – October 26, 2016
No one imagined a world where both Russia and China would reemerge as serious challengers to the West’s financial and geopolitical control, yet this is precisely what has happened.

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