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Sep 18, 2018, 8:52 AM
My Yom Kippur
It is a day that transcends time. Always. A day that transcends my physical reality, bringing me back to the sounds, the smells, the visuals. Plumes of dark smoke rise from the horizon. A roar above. The Phantom II F-4, deafening,...
Jun 10, 2018, 11:31 PM
A Bridge Too Far?
The terrible and annual commemoration of the murder of my two best friends is coming up in another two weeks. Beno Moshe and Ami Saltzman had worked for years in the Gaza Strip, in a packing house facility near Kibbutz...
Apr 19, 2018, 2:13 AM
My recent visit: A month in Israel
A few days ago I came back to the States, having spent a month in Israel. My wife and I have an apartment in Zichron Ya'akov. I stayed there but headed out every day to visit my daughters and my...
Oct 7, 2017, 1:28 AM
Guns and control
This will not make me popular with the NRA. I have been around guns of one kind or another for about twenty years of my life. This was the period of time that I served in the Israel Defense...
Oct 2, 2017, 12:07 AM
Memories of the Yom Kippur War, October ’73
What memories never leave the innermost recesses of your mind? Is it the memory of the scream, the deafening scream of the fighter jet flying into impossible odds only to be brought down by a surface to air missile? Is it...
Sep 29, 2017, 4:56 PM
Memories of October 5 and 6, 1973
The collective spirit and soul of my brothers-in-arms of the 13th Battalion (G'DUD GID'ON) of the Golani Brigade, still lives within me. It will live within me until my last breath. It is no surprise then that as Yom...
Sep 21, 2017, 12:42 AM
As he was walking towards Moriah, Avraham did not listen to Sarah. He ignored her pleadings. Why do you have to be the one to be so obedient to Adonai? Take some wheat. Some flour maybe? But Avraham persisted, and...
Sep 14, 2017, 2:05 AM
Years and years ago during the 1970s and the 1980s I got to know some of my neighbors. I lived in Israel, very close to the Gaza Strip. TALEB Taleb lived in Gaza City. He owned at least one truck and...
Aug 16, 2017, 11:04 PM
Under the Rock
Let's face it, they have been there for a very long time. "They", the haters, the bigots, the racists have been under the rock for a very long time. These people will come out from time to time. They will...
Jul 27, 2017, 6:53 AM
When he was in the IDF, the soldiers took care of each other; they did not worry about each other's sexual orientation
Born in Israel, Yuval emigrated as a baby to Austria and then Canada. He returned to live in Israel in '71 until '91. His military service was in Golani (including Yom Kippur War). He resides in New Jersey.