Davka, the timing of Eurovision this year is so siyata d'Shmaya, Hand of Gd. We in Israel are celebrating seventy 70 years of Independence and a half a century of our miraculous 1967 Six Days War victory which left us with all of Jerusalem in our hands.
Despite issues and complaints with Netanyahu, who would you actually trust to replace Bibi in running Israel at this turbulent time?
In 1921 Great Britain handed the Hashemite Abdullah a very large portion of Mandated Palestine to invent a kingdom for him, all of the land east of the Jordan River. It became known as the Emirate of Transjordan. The "minor" fact that Britain had been mandated by the League of Nations to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish state was ignored.
Traveling on public transportation here in Israel is a great barometer of the state of our society. I see some fantastic good most of the time
I grew up like most Jews, totally ignorant of the concept of "Aliyah." I also didn't know about Shabbat, kashrut and most of the Jewish Holidays.
I don't see how illegal migrants have anything in common with Jacob and family thousands of years ago. It pains me to see respected rabbis, adopting Leftist ideology to Jewish History and Theology.
Anyone who claims that there can be peace is talking total fiction. The main uniting ideology among the Arab countries surrounding the State of Israel and those even further away is our destruction. They're not even shy about it. And this anti-Israel hate/ideology is all over the world.
Some more reasons to make aliya...
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.
Reflections on the 1991 Scud attacks, inspired by events this past Shabbat in Israel's north
Reflections from the well-known blogger on her inspiration to being Torah observant and how it is reminiscent of Yitro.
Most nominees and wannabes for the White House sound as pro-Israel as Donald Trump did while campaigning, but once elected their tunes change but Trump has kept his word
The State of Israel is about to celebrate seventy 70 years of independence and the world isn't happy
The Left/Democrats have been searching for a celebrity to run in 2020. Administrative and political experience aren't necessary. They are looking for someone who has a big smile and can generate applause. Being black, female and able to learn lines is another bonus,
The secular Left suffers from an insecurity, since their religion/ideology keeps changing with the seasons. And they never know who's going to ask too many questions and end up taking on traditional Judaism and/or Right views.
Today is NOT a New Year for all...
I am extremely unhappy with the so-called "anti-corruption" demonstrations going on here in Israel. They are to force the hand of the already Left wing judiciary and the police.
Bibi's far from perfect, but I don't see anyone who can replace him, certainly not former Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon.
The anti-Semites and anti-Israelis, including many countries like Great Britain which have claimed to be Israel's allies, have now shown their true hatred of Jewish rights, history and Israeli sovereignty.
During our various exiles, the focus of our prayers and yearnings have always been towards Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
There is nothing discreet about Chanukah. Chanukah Sameach!
The actual existence and survival of the State of Israel and victories in our wars were not because of any help we got from other countries--not from the UN nor the Balfour Declaration
Margalit, now in his mid-60s, appears hale and hearty, but as he tells his story, it becomes clear that this is an illusion. It's clear that there's a limit as to what he will publicly admit to, which is both a survival tactic and a sign of Post Traumatic Stress.
If there were a movie of Rabbi Nati's life, you would shake your head, say great story, and just not believe it. But it's true.
I am so thankful I am here. It's Thanksgiving Day all the time.