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Inspiration from Zion: Free Gaza

When the agenda is to delegitimize and, ultimately destroy Israel, nothing matters. Not truth, not facts. It does not matter that these demonstrations were nothing close to peaceful. It does not matter that the only Gazans killed were males, over 18 years old, active in terrorist organizations. It’s still a 'massacre.'

Inspiration from Zion: Last Request – Rabbi Avichai Rontzki

The last thing Rabbi Rontzki did was to request of the Nation one thing: That when we meet someone during the day, pass someone in the hall, ride in the same elevator etc, we smile and say “HELLO”

Conversations you Overhear in Israel

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

Inspiration from Zion: Warriors of the Mind

In one room were gathered people who, each in his or her own way, reflects the light that is Israel. The Hasby Awards are awards like any other, for a group of people that are unlike any other. It is not the awards so much that matter, it is the people

Inspiration from Zion: 3 Principles that Make Inclusion in Israel a Success

Israel is a family. Family doesn’t put members in a closet to make their own lives easier, and families love all of their members, finding the best in each other and helping each other grow. Just as we would not leave one of our own children behind, it would be inappropriate to leave someone else’s child behind – even if he or she needs a little more help to keep up.

Inspiration from Zion: Gun Control: America, Israel and the Chasm in Between

In Israel gun control is very strict and most Israelis are against easy access to guns. Israelis tend to be dumbfounded by American attitude towards guns – we see guns as necessary tools to be used to defend lives, nothing else. They are not toys for collecting or weekend entertainment and hunting is not considered a sport or cool.

Inspiration from Zion: Purim: Not to Speak is to Speak

Purim tells us about the power of one person to change the fate of our people. Esther is not described as particularly brilliant or talented. She is just a woman, with a big heart who, with courage and feminine intuition, changed the world.

Inspiration from Zion: 3 Things to Know About Israeli hospitals

Health is a great equalizer. In Israeli hospitals, religious Jews and religious Muslims are treated side by side. The medical staff consists of Israelis of all backgrounds: Sabra Israelis, new immigrants from Russia, America, South America, and Argentina, Ethiopian Jews, Arab Muslims, Arab Christians… the entire spectrum of the Israeli population can be found in patients and caregivers.

The BOOM I Heard from Haifa

Sick with uncertainty, it was not long before I discovered that an IAF F16 had been shot down. What I had heard was the plane slamming into the ground some 18 kilometers (11 miles) from my home.

Body Count

The problem is that if the world doesn’t learn from the experiences of the Jewish Nation, They will have to learn for themselves. Maybe when it is the bodies of their friends, their loved ones, When the horror knocks on their door, Maybe then they will begin to count.

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

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

Jews from a Different Planet

“But why does he have to make provocations with these declarations of his?!” I was shocked to hear this sentence come out of the mouths of my Jewish-American relatives. Yes, they were referring to Trump (who they hate) and to the Jerusalem Declaration. I love my relatives but they live in a completely different universe than I do.

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.

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