118 Years Ago in Basel

Herzl told the Zionist delegates,"If you will it, it is no dream."

Contentions Why Gaza Doesn’t Have Bomb Shelters

One of the key talking points by apologists for Hamas in the current conflict is that it isn’t fair that Israelis under fire have...

My Son, the Lone Soldier

People ask if I’m worried about my son, a lone soldier in the Israeli army. Most of them don’t understand my answer: "All in all, I think he’s safer than he’s ever been"

Draft of Halachik Questions to be Asked of the Haredi Rabbanim of the Bet...

Part of the author's ongoing series concerning the state of affairs in Bet Shemesh, To be continued...

Where are the American Zionists?

Why aren't American Jews coming s to Israel for the summer; Are they scared because of the war?

Giving the Soldier the Cold Shoulder

We can not abandon this soldier! We can not permit B’tselem and other orgs to slander our soldiers!

Kerry On and Settle Down

A blessing for the outgoing President and his Secretary of State. To quote the rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof: “May G-d bless and keep President Obama and Secretary Kerry…FAR AWAY FROM US!”

Why I Go Grocery Shopping with an M-16 on My Back.

We must never apologize for our ability to fight back and defend ourselves.

OU Solidarity Mission – Epilogue and Afterthoughts

Here in Israel there are the many who load up their cars with food, and drink and candy and books to deliver them to soldiers and communities in the south.

Hate Israel, But Don’t be Stupid About It

Long ago, I became a believer in the "You can't fix stupid" movement. Intelligence is not something that you can control. It is an innate part of your being. Stupidity, however, can be cured by education. So, what it comes down to is accepting that some people don't want to be educated. Some refuse to see Israel as it really is.

Camp Simcha

Here there are no wheelchairs, no g-tubes, and no prosthetics; just souls.

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

We must strengthen our feeling of togetherness with all Jews and realize that just as Hashem is “Oheiv Amo Yisroel”, (He loves His Jewish people), so too we must reawaken and reinforce the realization that in the final analysis, we are all one family and we must all love each other, irrespective of the type of head covering we wear and irrespective of if the other Jew chooses to have no head covering..

Religion Provides Balance and is Good for Family

Teaching integrity is allowing family, friends, and associates see the business of living your life.

“Toldot” from Avraham Avenu to Us Forever‏

We are the continuing generations from our Father Avraham who was given this Land by our L-rd.

Dead Arabs Don’t Matter to the World — Unless Israel Killed Them

International journalists and international "human rights" bodies --dragging their halos around-- customarily overlook Arab victims whose sufferings have nothing to do with Israel.

“From the Edge of the Heavens” by Rabbi Dr. Yosef Mendelevitch; A Review

One amazing story ends and immediately a new one begins. Like a string of pearls threaded expertly.

A Settler (Me) in Nabi Saleh, the Tamimis, T’ruah and Breaking the Silence

A few times a year I take an extreme left-wing tour in Israel. These tours aim to show why settlers, the IDF, the occupation etc. are all evil. What I didn't appreciate on the tour was being lied to by the Leftist organizations, T’ruah and Breaking the Silence

Once Again…

This is the third "round" or is it the fourth? One loses track. What is certain is that Hamas has won each round. If a terror organization survives a confrontation - it is a victory. For a country - especially one as powerful as Israel to agree to a tie is a huge defeat and a bigger shame.

My Mother’s Story: Another Face of France

How could a Jewish family hide on the 3rd floor of a hotel where the Germans were on the 1st floor?

Saudi Arabia, “Ally” of the United States

The US government ignores Saudi policies, focusing narrowly on Saudi oil and military cooperation.

Yom Yerushalayim: Chag Sameach

We will celebrate and thank the L-rd for our blessings, determined to truly liberate our Holy sites

A Soldier’s Father and His Smartphone

My son the soldier, in silhouette, sitting alone in his uniform on top of a mountain, wrapped in his tefillin, reading from a siddur, the sun rising in the distance, bursting forth into the sky-NACHAS

Anti-Semitism as ‘Civil Rights’

Civil rights has become a mechanism by which the government tramples on property rights to further assorted ideological ends.

The Stores Were Closed

The stores that closed on the night of Tisha b’Av did so out of love, not fear. They love their people and they closed to be part of the Jewish nation regardless of the loss of profit.

Two Kinds of Jews: Ashamed and Proud

But what does it mean to be proud of your heritage? Is that ethnocentric? Even supremacist?

May the Government of Israel Truly Protect our Heritage‏

I pray each member of Knesset will represent the interests of the State of Israel & ALL its citizens

For A While Gaza Actually Was Another Singapore — Before They Blew It In...

The truth is that for a while, in the 1970's, Gaza rivaled -- and even surpassed -- Singapore, now Hamas says with pride it has no interest in becoming another Singapore.

THE RETURN OF SABRAMAN

Sabraman: Israel's first superhero, combining the courage of the Sabra and the faith of Abraham.

The Short Vort: We’ve Got You Covered

If HaShem says, "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow" here are some suggestions for a fun day!

Teen Magazine: American Teen Tortured Into Coma In North Korea Deserved It Because Of...

Never mind that North Korea is filled with North Koreans tortured, imprisoned, murdered, and kept in slave-like conditions. Warmbier had it coming.

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