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News from the Land

My Journey Down Under

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 As I write this newsletter, I am in New Zealand, towards the end of a more than 2-week speaking tour “down under.” I had a wonderful time in Australia, as meeting after meeting surpassed my expectations. The audiences were warm and supportive and the numbers at each meeting were more than either […]

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The Hatred That Continues…

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 For months now, terrorism has been raging in Israel.  Not the sort of terrorism we encountered 15 years ago when every other day there were massive attacks and scores of people were murdered each month.  Then, you never knew where the bomb would explode — on the bus, in the coffee […]

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We’re Having a Wedding!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 I was chatting with Kim Troup yesterday by phone and she mentioned to me that the news coming out of Israel was just consistently bad — terrorist attack after terrorist attack, a massive manhunt to apprehend the terrorist who murdered two people in a Tel Aviv night club and a third […]

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Uniting with Israel against Islamic Terrorism

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Yesterday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed an international conference in France and, after expressing his sympathy for the people of France following the recent terrorist attack, said the following: “Both our peoples have long and bitter experience confronting terrorism. This is not surprising, because Israel and France have in common precisely […]

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Solidarity with Israel Today

November 3, 2015 As I was driving home from meeting a group in Har Bracha this evening, I heard an interesting news item on Israeli radio. Walmart, the giant American department store chain, was selling costumes for Halloween last week, including a costume of an Israeli paratrooper. When pro-Palestinian customers got wind of this, they […]

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Facing Terrorism, Again

October 8, 2015 Let’s start with the good news.  It rained today, a bountiful heavy rain, all over the country.  First rain of the season!  It is customary in Jewish congregations all over the world to pray for rain on Simchat Torah, the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles.  Even congregations around the world […]

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Those Who Dare to Speak in the Name of Morality

September 1, 2015 This month, I would like to share with you a wonderful article that was published in Hebrew in a weekly newspaper that I read faithfully, Makor Rishon. The author is Dr. Shalom Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus in the Jewish Philosophy department at Hebrew University. He is not only a highly-respected philosopher but a […]

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The Dangers of Extremism

August 4, 2015 This is a very difficult time in Israel.  Two children, a 2-year old baby and a 16 year old girl were murdered over the weekend.  The baby was an Arab child and he was killed Thursday night when terrorists burned down his family home, killing the baby and seriously injuring other family […]

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Terrorism Needs To Stop; The Jews Are Here To Stay

July 7, 2012 Terrorism has reared its head again in Judea and Samaria.and in Jerusalem.  We are not yet witnessing a full-scale terrorism war on the scale of what was happening here 10 years ago.  Far from it.  The atmosphere is peaceful and people travel regularly and comfortably throughout the area.  But some of the […]

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The Importance of Security In Our Lives

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Security is something we often take for granted in Israel.  Ever since the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948, Israel has had to defend itself against enemies from both within and without.  Our Arab neighbors have tried time and again to destroy us, launching wars and attacks across […]

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