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From Israel: “We Must Not, We Cannot Fail!!”

April 13, 2021

Tonight, with a one-minute siren, Yom Hazikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, will begin. This is a time during which we honor the memories of

From Israel: “The Risks Are Enormous!!”

April 8, 2021

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day in Israel began last night with official ceremonies at Yad VaShem.  As always, six survivors of the

From Israel: “They Would Spit in Our Faces!!”

March 9, 2021

If we let them.  And so the ultimate question is where Israel stands.

When I speak of “them,” I am referring to national

From Israel: “The Many Tactics of Israel’s Enemies!!”

February 22, 2021

This past Shabbat – the Shabbat before Purim – was Shabbat Zahor, during which we read from a Torah portion (for maftir) that

From Israel: “A Cause for Celebration!!”

February 14, 2021

At last, within the American political scene, at least one reason for gladness:

The Senate has acquitted President Trump of the charges of

From Israel: “Ceasefire?!”

November 15, 2019

Bringing us up to date: Tuesday night, after a day of rocket attack from Gaza, all was relatively quiet. Then on Wednesday, serious

From Israel: “Major Rocket Attack Ongoing!!”

November 12, 2019

I had not planned to post again so soon, but when a crisis arises, there is no time to delay.  I write now

From Israel: The World Does Not Know Us!

December 17, 2018

And I do not think the world ever will, for we are an extraordinary people.

These are tough times here in Israel, as

From Israel: How Not to Wage War

November 14, 2018

Our government’s premature willingness to stop the attack on Hamas yesterday was distressing and infuriating.  Several people confessed to me that they found

From Israel: What Are They Thinking??

November 11, 2018

“They” refers collectively to Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Security Cabinet, the IDF, and perhaps other persons in leadership roles making decisions on Gaza