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Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Martin Luther King Day we honor all the men, women and children who spoke when it was terrifying to do so. The people whose names we know and those who we will never know.

The ‘Occupation’ (not the Grinch) Stole Christmas

The issue is not Christmas itself or Christians. The problem is that Arab solidarity against the Jews is more often than not, stronger than the values of Christianity.

Message from a Jew to Christians Everywhere: Put Christ back in Christmas, for All...

Words shape meaning and if you take the 'Christ' out of Christmas there is no reason to celebrate. Accommodating bullies who want to enforce political correctness isn’t “being nice.”

Inspiration from Zion: A Small Hanukah Tradition, a lot of Jewish Defiance

{Originally posted to the author's blog, Inspiration from Zion} Hanukah is not a holiday of the Jewish religion, it is a holiday of the Jewish...

I Laugh at their Rage

Israelis have a spirit of wild defiance that is incomprehensible to our enemies; the defiance of freedom to determine our own destiny. The idea that Israelis would cringe at the disapproval of other nations or swayed by terrorism is laughable.

Anatomy of an Interview: Tzipi Hotovely–Ideals and Fake news

Could the expressions of offense taken with the things Ms. Hotovely said actually be masking feelings of guilt by American Jewry?

Inspiration from Zion: An Open Letter to Sutherland Springs from Israel

I am writing you, dear people of Sutherland Springs, to say that your tragedy is also an opportunity. By being who you are, you provide a shining light to the rest of the Nation.

Inspiration from Zion: Is Facebook Purposely Building an anti-Semitic Community?

While Facebook's founder Zuckerberg talks about “giving people a voice,” he permits posts that direct hate and incite violence against Jews yet deny the voice of people who defend the right of Jews to live and be free in our own land

Monsters Under the Bed…

Despite Israel's recent success in identifying and destroying Hamas attack tunnels (and the additional plus of killing terrorists in the process) the tunnel problem persists, threatening our borders.

6 Things you Need to Know About the Balfour Declaration

When does the Balfour Declaration matter? The Balfour Declaration is important whenever someone lies, talking about "illegal settlements," "violations of international law," or "occupation"

Inspiration from Zion: To the Land That I Will Show you…

God’s first commandment to Avram was about land. It is profound that this commandment comes before any promises to Avram and without explanation. Before Avram became Avraham, a specific land was chosen for him.

The Dangers of a Wikipedia World

In a Wikipedia world, in a world where my outlet to discuss the injustice of Facebook is – Facebook – is there any hope of building a solid truth based, fact-based, reality?

Inspiration from Zion: The People Who Dance with their Book

Joy is a simple but profound emotion. Not one usually evoked by a book. But this is not “a book”, it is “The Book.” This is the book of life, of civilization, of morality and humanity.

This is the Look of Heroism

Niv’s courage during the attack came from terrible fear of never again seeing the people he loves. Niv’s courage to stand in front of his attacker, to show that although the terrorist broke his body he could not break Niv’s spirit – that comes from sheer determination..

3 Things You Should Know About the Terror Attack in Har Adar

You need to know that if your country is sending foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority, your money, your taxes are blood money for dead Jews. You are funding our murder.

From Exodus to Munich: How Did We Get Here?

In the fact fight of the films, Exodus is the truth, not Munich. Moral relativism is a lie, the existence of right and wrong, good and evil is the truth.

The Eagle has Landed: From Israel to Syria and Back Again

So, what does this story mean? That there are good guys on the other side? That peace is possible? No. It means that Israeli compassion to Syrians in need has made an impact.

Israel’s ‘Secret Sauce’

There is one thing that Israelis universally recognize and define as “that is Israel”: Israel’s Secret Sauce--LOVE

Inspiration from Zion: I AM My Brother’s Keeper

{Originally posted to the author's Inspiration from Zion website} My grandmother was alone in the house. Not really alone, her two small babies were there...

Inspiration from Zion: My Identity: Unapologetic Zionist Feminist

Feminism is about freedom. It is about the value of the individual woman and the freedom to achieve whatever she dreams about and is willing to work hard enough to achieve--Just like Zionism.

The Knock on the Door

Dudi Zohar (A"H) served his people in the IAF and in civilian life. The husband, the father, the friend, the advisor, the mentor…. gone. The gap will always remain.

My Shabbat Candles

At the time of candle lighting, a woman can ask for additional or more specific blessings. This week I found myself asking for healing for a man I have never met but know is a valiant warrior and for the healing of a woman battling cancer.

Inspiration from Zion: What Victory Looks Like

Yesterday we saw a hoard of ecstatic Muslims celebrating their historic victory over Israel. They had fought for sovereignty over the holiest place in the world for the Jewish people, in the heart of the capital of the Jewish State – and won.

Inspiration from Zion: What Happens AFTER the Terror Attack?

If you lived in Halamish, what would you think of every time you walked past the Salomon home?

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