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My Jerusalem Ritual

For those who question the 'location' of the Kotel: I touch the Wall and feel the weight of centuries / I touch the Wall and feel the weight of centuries / Of my people / And our longing / Of my people / And our longing

Why do Companies Like Amazon and Sears Think it’s OK to Profit from Jew...

It is up to decent people everywhere, Jews and non-Jews, to make it very clear that it is unacceptable to profit from hate against ANY group. So speak out against it on social media

A Brit and a Wedding

The brit is the permanent covenant of the bond between God and the Jewish people. A Jewish wedding is also a covenant of our unbreakable connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

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.

Inspiration from Zion: Longing for Sun-Drenched Zion

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” "They say there is a land.” That Land is the Jewish homeland, Israel

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

Inspiration from Zion: Rafael Levengrond: stepping into the gap, for Kim

The excellent employment opportunity was not enough to stave off the terrorist's hate. He preferred to murder Jews than to continue working there. The Palestinian Authority will pay him handsomely for the blood of Kim and Ziv.

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...

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..

Conversations you Overhear in Israel

Sometimes, in Israel, the conversations you overhear are extraordinary. Sometimes, they break your heart.

Inspiration From Zion: Operation Finale – Movie vs Reality

Sir Ben Kingsley, promised Elie Wiesel, the voice of morality and Holocaust Memory that he would, at the next appropriate opportunity, take on a role and dedicate it to him – and that is exactly what he did.

Remembering Munich

While UK’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn honors terrorists that committed this atrocity, repeated attempts to give the slaughtered Israeli athletes the recognition they are due, have fallen on deaf ears.

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?

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 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: Dancing across the Tightrope

We mourn death and celebrate life, we celebrate life in gratitude and appreciation for those who made it possible for us to live. In Israel, the equation is very clear.

Inspiration from Zion: Hero

This is what a hero looks like - an Israeli teenager, still in 12th grade, not yet 18. Service, putting others first, wanting to protect others. These weren’t dreams for Tzur, they were life-goals which he worked hard to fulfill, which he died fulfilling.

Inspiration from Zion: Israel in an Image: This is Why We Do What We...

The IDF didn’t go on a manhunt because they were ordered to. They certainly didn’t do it because it’s fun. They did it because we are one family

Things I Learned in Israel

In Israel, strangers can become instant best friends and tell you their most private thoughts. It’s not weird, they are just family you haven’t met before.

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.

Inspiration from Zion: Anti-Zionism is the new Antisemitism

Rebranding is how anti-Semitism became anti-Zionism. But the product has always been the same: Hating Jews

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.

The Boy I Once Knew

The boy I had known years ago, the one I had liked, the one I had talked and laughed with and even kissed once or twice… He had grown up and then he had been killed. Murdered by Hezbollah.

Inspiration from Zion:

The new law sparked an uproar, mostly within the Jewish world. The question is, why? Is there something wrong with the law? In order to address these questions, we must first examine the content of the law. It is short and written in very clear language.

Inspiration from Zion: Fighting Fire, Under Fire

Kite firebombs don’t sound like a real threat. Balloons sound even sillier (especially when the balloons are made from inflated condoms) but this is no game. The kites and balloons have been found up to 25 miles from Gaza,

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