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A Great Prime Minister – Despite Everything

Of course Bibi has his flaws, but I think I join many Israelis who do not see among the potential candidates to lead the nation one that could better ensure our security. And that is the issue, light years ahead of the price of apartments and his wife’s taste in champagne.

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.

What’s Really Behind The Polish Premier’s anti-Semitism?

Jewish perpetrators? That’s new. Well, perhaps not in Poland. Despite the what the government claims Poland remains one of the most anti-Semitic countries in the world.

What Happened to My Hometown

The Reform rabbi successfully influenced the local Jewish Federation into converting a proud Zionist statement into a celebration of multi-cultural kumbaya, the consequence of his interfaith dialogue with local Muslims.

Shiloh Musings: Aliyah: Not The “Ultimate Sacrifice”

Of course I understand that Aliyah, the move to Israel is sometimes more difficult for others as it was for me, but to call it The "Ultimate Sacrifice" puts a value on living outside of Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel over living here that has no place in Judaism or reality.

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.

Emes Ve-Emunah: A Win? Or a Defeat?

Progressive Orthodoxy can afford to retreat. Not because they have won, as they think but because they have lost even if they don’t realize it yet. If they insist on maintaining this new innovation of 'women rabbis; they will eventually write themselves out of Orthodoxy

The Dawabshe Horror Show

The treatment of the suspects in the arson murder of three members of the Dawabshe family in the Arab town of Duma is deeply disturbing. To put a not-too-fine point on it, the suspects probably did not commit the crime, were arrested for political reasons, and were tortured to obtain confessions. This in the State of Israel in the 21st century.

Shiloh Musings: Memories of A Miraculous Flight

Reflections on the 1991 Scud attacks, inspired by events this past Shabbat in Israel's north

Our Conflict as Multiplayer 3-D Chess

The biggest and most damaging error made by Israel was the massive sacrifice offered in the Oslo Accords, allowing the dying, irrelevant PLO to come back to life, and to insert its cancerous cells into her body.

An Open Challenge to Aoun: Be a Leader!

ezbullah’s claim of defending Lebanon against Israel and their other claim of liberating Palestine are both bogus, simply excuses to allow them to dominate Lebanon with the support of Iran. So stop being a puppet, and be a leader!

The Concept that Took Down an F-16, a Navy Ship, and Nearly the Country

I'm reminded of the INS Hanit that Hezbollah nearly sunk in 2006, because their missile-defense system was not activated.

The Orthodox Union: Reaffirming the Standards

This was a great week for the Orthodox Union (OU). This blog celebrates this fact.

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.

Arab by Birth, Zionist by Choice

My birth on the Arab side of the Israel-Arab conflict was not my choice, but my moral stand is my choice, and my choice is Israel.

When Pigs have Rings

There is a reason why we say when in Rome, do as the Romans do.  It’s not merely to avoid draconian penalties for what we consider minor offenses.  It’s because good manners dictate that a guest shows respect for his host.

Europeans, Jews and the Holocaust

The law is stupid, and probably impossible to enforce fairly. You can’t legislate history. What happened, happened. It’s important to know what and how so perhaps it will be possible to keep it from happening again.

Shiloh Musings: Biblical Yitro and The Modern Baal Teshuva Movement

Reflections from the well-known blogger on her inspiration to being Torah observant and how it is reminiscent of Yitro.

Goodbye to the City of Gold

Trading the "Gold City" of Jerusalem for the famed "White City" Tel Aviv,,,And the story continues

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

How NOT to Remember the Holocaust

The uniqueness of the Holocaust is that the Jews were targeted for extermination for their genetic content. The Nazis saw the Jewish people as a species. Their goal was that there would be no more Jews in the world, ever. The thoroughness with which they approached this task was remarkable. Nobody else got that treatment.

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