I find the news increasingly distressing. A recent headline in the Jerusalem Post’s “In Jerusalem” weekend supplement caught both my eye and my mood: “In the Doldrums.” The article was part of a two-page spread on the deterioration of Jerusalem’s downtown area. One of the Jerusalemites interviewed was a restaurateur who’s been in business since […]
“Zo hamedina shelanu,” Osnat said to me as I bear hugged her, her sisters, her brother, her mother and her father. “This is our country,” she said with tears in her eyes as we finished burying her 20-year-old cousin, Netanel Habshoosh, a young soldier in an elite unit of the Israeli Army, murdered on Feb. […]
In 1872 Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck launched a campaign to suppress the power of the Catholic Church in Germany. This struggle, subsequently dubbed “kulturkampf,” or battle for civilization, was meant to consolidate the newly emergent Reich against the ultramontane dictates issued from Rome. The Iron Chancellor knew how feeble the national feeling in his […]
How tragic and painful it is that our prime minister chose these days of song and rejoicing upon the blossoming of Jewish Life in our homeland to reveal his cowardly plans of uprooting Jews from their homes and land in Gush Katif and the Shomron.