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.
This nice atmosphere at the Kotel is disturbed once a month, on Rosh Chodesh-the first of the Jewish Month, when the group called "WOW Women of the Kotel" noisily barge in with a large contingent of photographers for their monthly 2 hour visit
A "deal" isn't peace. It's not the same as as negotiating with a plumber for a job or a bank for a mortgage/loan. Since no one can offer a "deal" like I would require, there's nothing to talk about.
Honestly, I don't mourn Rabin. At best he was a dupe of the Left.
What if we really could reverse time and use the technique of turning back the clock to fix our mistakes?
The excuse they give for not serving in the army is that it would cause them to leave the holy occupation of studying Torah. If that's the case, why are they "Raging" and not in the Beit Medrash?
Most people all over aren't interested in the truth. They just don't want Jews around.
Chareidim are no longer a marginal part of the Israeli demographics, the way they were 70 years ago as the modern State of Israel came into being
Our two-day New Year, Rosh Hashanah was immediately followed by Shabbat, the Sabbath. To be perfectly honest, I didn't miss the phone, internet, computer, television etc. It was a great relief.