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Jimmy Carter: Palestinian State “Unviable”

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
Jimmy is back, and once again he's telling us it's all our fault.

Postcard from Israel: The Haifa Flea Market

6 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
Definitely not on the standard list of tourist destinations in Israel, and less well-known than its counterpart in Yaffo (Jaffa), the flea market in down-town Haifa is well worth a visit whether you’re buying or just browsing. The market is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and of course it is best to get there as early as possible – with well-honed haggling skills!

Sarah Silverman Took Us Down

1 Heshvan 5773 – October 16, 2012
Apparently nothing is more important in the world than Sarah Silverman and her uterus. As the entire world, and her father, have decided to...

Israel and Eilat

Eilat is a different world from most of Israel - they like it that way; they want it that way. But more and more, security is coming down here. My overwhelming memory of Eilat remains that one visit, four years ago, on our 25th wedding anniversary, when Elie's unit came under terror attack in Jerusalem as they were walking to the Western Wall days before Rosh Hashana.

Inside Hulda Gate to the Temple Mount

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
The Hulda Gate is the southern entrance to the Temple Mount, also known as the 'Double Gate.' I was there, on the inside, in 1986, with the Knesset's Interior Committee on its famous tour when we were later attacked by a mob of Muslims, throwing rocks and yelling Itbah El-Yahud ('Kill the Jews'). It was a melee and I had to rush/run Geula Cohen north to the Tribes of Israel Gate to get out safely:

Final Part of the “Allah Islam” TV Documentary Airs

12 Tishri 5773 – September 28, 2012
If you saw our posting [here] about the thoughtful Israeli television series that takes a remarkably close look at Europe's Muslims, you may be interested to know that the fourth episode of the four-part series went to air this week on Israel's Channel 2, and is posted in full on the web

Are Your Investment Decisions Rational?

As a financial planner, I often ask new clients why a particular investment is included in their portfolio. One answer that I find somewhat worrying is: “I don’t really know how to explain it, but I just had a gut feeling that this stock was going to be a winner!”

PM Netanyahu Apologizes for Embarrassing Ban Ki-Moon

8 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for publicizing details of a conversation between the two regarding the Ban’s visit to Tehran in August.

Focus on Israeli humanitarianism: Eye from Zion

7 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
Eye from Zion, established in 2007 by Israeli businessman Nati Marcus, is a humanitarian organization dedicated to giving the gift of sight to poor people in developing countries.

A World Untouched by Civilization

6 Tishri 5773 – September 21, 2012
The way of Meah Shearim is the way of the Mafia. Not civilization.

The Holocaust Then And Now

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
One of my searing early memories from Israel is a visit nearly four decades ago to the Ghetto Fighters Museum in the Beit Lohamei Hagetaot kibbutz. The world’s first Holocaust museum, it was built soon after the Independence War by survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

Abbas Says He Will Go Ahead with UN Bid Speech

P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated on Wednesday that he will deliver a speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations to ask for...

Choosing an Accessible Vehicle

28 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
Having mobility issues can be challenging in many ways, from obtaining a proper wheelchair to navigating your environment. One of the biggest challenges is getting from origin to destination. Whether you have your own vehicle or need to rely on public transportation, you need to do research on what is the most appropriate accommodation.

First Week Of Hebrew School At Chabad Chayil

27 Elul 5772 – September 13, 2012
Chabad Chayil-Highland Lakes Jewish Center has completed the first week of afternoon Hebrew school.

The Emes Ve-Emunah People

The Emes Ve-Emunah blog recently ran an internal poll as to readers religious leanings, here blog author Harry Maryles analyzes the results.

Winners of “Face of the German Tourist” Contest Arrive in Israel

25 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
An Austrian couple is enjoying the sites in the Holy Land after winning an Israel Government Tourist Office competition for “the face of the German tourist in Israel.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock Tel Aviv

The “Red Hot Chili Peppers” performed in Tel Aviv on Monday night, a decade after they canceled their show due to security issues. It was the group’s first visit to Israel, and to make the most of it, the members went to the Western Wall in Jerusalem straight from the airport. The band talked about Hillel Slovak, one of their founding members, who died from a drug overdose in the early 1990s.

Rabbi Reveals ‘Relationship Theory,’ his Secret to a Happy Marriage

21 Elul 5772 – September 7, 2012
The good news is that I believe that most marriages can work. Often, all they need is a little guidance and direction, and when necessary, a bit of first aid. I call this simple yet revolutionary idea Relationship Theory, which states that for a marriage to work, both husband and wife need to make their relationship their main goal.

The Secret To A Happy Marriage

Are you looking for emotional first aid for your marriage? If you are, you’re not alone. Today, engaged couples, newlyweds and couples who have been married for years are feeling insecure about their relationships and looking for advice on how to make their marriages work better or simply to heal their relationship wounds.

Jerusalem, Washington, And The Iranian Question

20 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
The Jewish people have had bitter experience in recent decades with enemies who repeatedly vow to destroy them. Despite this, here are some of the arguments being presented as to why Israel should not attack Iran:

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