“I carried you, but you abandoned me.”Read More Has there been such a thing? (Jeremiah 2:10-11)
“Although they felt deep sympathy with the sufferings of their brethren left in their old country… yet they were exempt from the struggle going on there.”Read More Abraham Geiger on the attitude of Diaspora Jewry toward the Jewish community in the land of Israel
“When their eyes look up into My eyes, and My eyes into their eyes…”Read More Hashem’s Loving Embrace
We constantly hear in the media and from left-leaning individuals and groups, as well as from the United Nations and the spokespeople of the various world nations, about the evils perpetrated by the State of Israel any time it takes defensive actions against the groups or individuals that have sworn to destroy it. The enemies of […]Read More Doomed to Repeat Them
Dear Readers, I recently published a piece describing how King Achav (Ahab) of Israel captured his enemy, Ben-Hadad, the King of Aram, and was ordered by the prophet to kill him, but preferred to be merciful, and let Ben-Hadad free. The prophet censures Achav for this, and tells him he and his nation will suffer […]Read More Riddle Me This…
Here are some posts about the especial quality of Torah learning (that is, the study of Torah for it’s own sake) to heal the world and bring about its perfection. Saving the World, part I The True Zionists — Saving the World, part II Kollel: A Dirty Word — Saving the World part IIIRead More Saving the World
As I heard Rabbi Berel Wein once say (though I’m sure he’s said it many times), “Tanach (Bible) is not a history book, it’s today’s newspaper.” I have been energized by Israeli MK’s Naftali Benet’s recent initiative to have as many Israelis (and Jews generally) learn one chapter of Tanach a day, in order to […]Read More When Will We Learn Our Lesson?