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Aug 1, 2015, 7:39 PM
Pleading, Forgiving and Pardoning
This Shabbat, known in the Jewish calendar as Shabbat Nachamu (Consolation), is the first Shabbat that follows the Ninth of Av which, according to tradition, is the day on which both Temples were destroyed. In studying this week’s Parasha, Torah...
Jul 31, 2015, 4:19 PM
Out of the Heartland of Africa
A few years ago, I had the honor to join the Massai tribe of Kenya in their country's Independence Jubilee celebrations. I was bestowed with the great honor to be a signatory on their Declaration of Independence. It was an...
Jul 23, 2015, 9:24 AM
Sin’at Chinam, Selfish Hatred – A Lesson for Jews First
According to tradition, the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem were both destroyed on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. The closer we get to this day of mourning the more we hear about the need...
Jul 12, 2015, 2:39 PM
Falling in love with Eretz Yisrael
Have you ever been in love? Do you recall the first time you got butterflies in your stomach merely thinking about that special one? Remember the first time your heart skipped a beat or when you felt that rush of...
Jun 23, 2015, 3:17 PM
“Narrative,” as old a ploy as history itself
This article was written with Michal Dar-El. I have been wrestling with the term “narrative” for sometimes, especially when it is used in the context of the Arab Muslim-Israeli conflict. The articles I have written on the subject have stressed...
May 10, 2015, 1:00 PM
Has the Mother-Ship been saved?
“Britain is the mother-ship for American values and the brand leader of English-speaking culture. The Londonistan mindset is being replicated in America: on campus, in the media and in official circles. If Britain goes down under this assault, the...
May 4, 2015, 1:08 AM
Those Big Brown Eyes
I saw them for the first time early yesterday morning. They have never left me ever since. They belonged to a beautiful, very young and nameless boy. They seemed to be begging me, pleading with me to come and...
Apr 19, 2015, 2:40 PM
Europe, the real “Apartheid” continent
It is astonishing how easily and indiscriminately people repeat and use terms they seem to have very little understanding of. “Apartheid,” a rather popular one, especially when associated with the state of Israel, seems to be one of them. The...
Apr 11, 2015, 2:21 PM
Yom Ha’Shoa, commemorating Heroism, not only Victimhood
"Heroism is endurance for one moment more" – George F. Kennan Growing up in Israel, in the early days of the nascent state, was heavily overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust, more so than it is nowadays. Then, unlike now,...
Apr 3, 2015, 12:32 PM
History is not a Dress Rehearsal
“You cannot step twice into the same river; for other waters are continually flowing in” – Heraclitus Time and again, we hear the rising call to establish another Arab state, one that is called “Palestine.” I, personally, have no issue with...
Bat-Zion Susskind-Sacks is an English teacher and a pro Israel advocate. She lives in Israel and has recently published her first novel, "On A Wing From The Holy Land." www.bat-zion.name