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Attacked at Jaffa Gate

I decided that I’m not going to let terror keep me away from what I love to do, and all the more so, Jerusalem and guiding throughout Israel.

“Home Again” by Shalev Ben Yaakov: A Remarkable Account of a Conversion to Judaism:

During my spiritual journey I discovered G-d spoke to man only once, to the Jewish people at Sinai

The Pain Never Eases

Yehudit's backstory and her poems related to the Yom Kippur War are a MUST read

The Tzohar Rabbinical Organization on the passing of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

"Rav Lichtenstein's vision and inspiration served to guide the development of Tzohar."

Humiliated on the Temple Mount

Told to conceal Jewish symbols- kippa/tzitzit-I despaired having to hide my Jewishness in Jerusalem

My Rav

Rav Lichtenstein did not learn Tanaim, Amoraim, Rishonim and Achronim, rather he learned with them

Egypt is Colorful and Full of Love; Meetings of Conciliation between Muslim and Jew,...

The best hasbara campaign to defend Israel and Judaism will never really be enough; there is not the trust and common language needed for such efforts. The gap can be bridged not via hasbara but via joint Jewish-Islamic courts.

Yom HaShoah Narrative

The arm of my grandmother had a scar, a branding of the Holocaust that was her young adulthood amidst the fires of Auschwitz.

In Appreciation of Jewish Women Role Models

“I hold the woman’s place over that of men in every fundamental aspect of public and private life."

War Diary: A Letter to My California Cousins

There is much I can write you about what is going here, but I am wondering what I should not write. I will start by...

Blessed Times In Israel: Reflections Upon My Return From The Holy Land

Pesach in Israel is extraordinarily special. You can actually feel the chag in the air. For days beforehand, everyone is busy cleaning and preparing for the holiday.

When the Arabs Surrendered Hebron: Rabbi Goren Recalls How He Reclaimed the Cave of...

Rav Goren, a general and the Chief Rabbi of the Israeli army, recalls the excitement of and hurdles to being the first Jew to open the gates of the Cave of the Patriarchs in more than a thousand years

Jewish Press Guide for Drivers Faced with Arab Rock-Throwers

Don’t panic. Don’t stop your car. Don’t shoot. And most importantly, don’t give the enemy a victory by staying off the roads.

Why I need to Tell My Truth About Serving in the Israeli army

No longer will delegitimization efforts go unchallenged. That's a silence we will continue to break.

Yes, There are Rightist Artists – Me!

To boost aliya, Israel will encourage Marshall’s, Costco, K Mart & Entenmann’s Bakeries to open here

Is Obama a State Sponsor of Terrorism?

If the Iran deal passes, Obama's WH becomes world's leading financier of terrorism against Americans

20 Combat Officers of Israel Defense Forces Urge An End of Funding to Organizations...

An appeal to American Jews to stop funding organizations that harm Israel's Defense Forces

Moving Back the Clocks Gives Bibi and Abbas Perfect Excuse Not to Meet

Israel and the Palestinian Authority cannot even agree to move their clocks back on the same day.

My Encounter with Rav Lichtenstein

What was supposed to have been a 15 minute interview, turned into an intense learning session and intellectual battle, the likes of which I had never experienced in my entire life.

Three Doors Down From The Friday Night Massacre in Halamish

We sat down, ate, drank, sang, ate dessert, started singing some more – and in the middle of our Shabbat song the commander's military phone started ringing...

Ayala Shapira: Giving Through Receiving

In Ayala's case, the art of receiving can have an even bigger impact than the art of giving.

My Very First AIPAC Policy Conference

All I could think of as a first-timer drinking the Cool-Aid, was where do I sign up for next year.

Remembering Yehoshua Friedberg HY”D [video]

I don't want to go to a memorial service, I can't stand military funerals and I can't forget. I hate this! Too many thoughts...

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