The fifteenth day of the month of Shevat was designated for calculating the age of trees both for harvesting and tithing purposes, and this “Jewish Arbor Day” was celebrated at least as far back as Talmudic times.
We are now at an important inflection point in world history. This is the 70th year since Israel’s founding and we have a President and Vice President in America that not only won the election last year in miraculous fashion, but seem to understand that they are meant to play a pivotal role in history.
Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israelis and Palestinians now admit Abbas’s controversial speech on Jan. 14 disqualifies him as a negotiating partner, while other dovish Jewish leaders are accusing the Trump administration of provoking the Palestinian leader.
That vast numbers of Americans are inspired by the Bible to support Jewish rights in their ancient homeland isn’t so much a function of the left-right conflict as it is an integral part of America’s political culture
Democrats stood against Marcus because he is not far enough to the left of students at one of the most left-leaning universities in a universe of left-leaning universities . He is just too damned hard on anti-Semitism.
Wise and important actors around the world are coming to the conclusion that Israel is an anchor of sanity and a source of ingenuity in an unruly world and are willing to develop new partnerships with the start-up nation.
Trump has referred to his peace plan as “a good deal,” but unlike in the business world, agreements between peoples are only valid for the moment. Agreements are always temporary, awaiting a strategic shift in which everything is reconsidered.
The jihadist aim is to isolate Israel politically so that on the day their planned offensive begins, no one will be there to support Israel and the Jews. The PA, the PLO and the Arab/Muslim states will be unhampered to do what Hitler was unable to do in historic Palestine -- make it Judenrein (free of Jews).
Elior Azaria’s abandonment by his military superiors and by Israel’s president was enough to cause the humiliated soldiers in Nabi Salihsoldier to bear the slaps and kicks of a teenage girl rather than defend himself and the honor of Israel.