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Help Ukraine and you help Israel
Jewish support would help open the Ukrainian market to Israeli companies – and cover the humanitarian aid provided by before October 7
In the Kalanit fields
Seeing red in the wake of October 7 can spark Jewish survival instincts, shed Jewish insecurity, and reveal the truth about Jewish anti-Zionists
Give the first Israel Prize in Citizen Heroism to Netanyahu
After all, he’s the one who ordered a preemptive attack on Gaza (in 2014). It’s right there in his autobiography
Israeli kitchen dreams
The notion of hosting holiday meals with extended family and friends every single week might not play too well in Peoria
What Israel’s local elections mean right now
The choices voters make about how to live with their neighbors will augur a new contract for life at the national level
I want to fight for Israel. Why won’t anyone let me?
I could work to help sway opinion in my country of origin if only there was a shred of effective Israeli PR there and elsewhere abroad
Young Arab Israelis are in danger (so are other young people)
Cut the budget allocated for education, employment workshops, and leadership training, and say hello to a rise in crime
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God’s Timelessness, Kefitzat Haderech, and the Physics of Light
God's essential name, the tetragrammaton, loosely translated, is saying that God was, is, and will be all in one. The past, present, and future are all one in God. To God, the future is like the past, as is...
Daniel G. Saunders
Feb 21, 2024, 11:37 PM
Naïve Liberals and the West’s Moral Incomprehension
Calls for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza are growing. Here in the UK, the Labour Party and the Prince of Wales have joined in, with Parliament voting tomorrow on an SNP ceasefire resolution. Although I think a ceasefire before...
Feb 21, 2024, 11:36 PM
Another Jewish Salvation Story, Another Scroll, Another Holiday–Enough Already
Archeologists have unearthed this contemporary book review (or, more properly, scroll review) of Megilat Esther. Originally published in the Sunday Supplement to the Shushan Times (“All the news that fits, we print”), the review reveals a modern sensibility that...
Feb 21, 2024, 11:27 PM
Simcha in Wartime: How Can One Feel Joy When S/he Knows that Others Suffer?
We are in the month of Adar when the Sages teach that we are to be “marbim b’simcha/increasing in joy.” But how are we to feel joy when war continues to rage and our hostages continue to be held...
Feb 21, 2024, 11:22 PM
Upcoming Tel Aviv Elections: Why Olim Should Care
This February 27th, Tel Aviv is facing one of its most crucial elections for Olim in the past few decades – we must make our voices heard! Following October 7th, Tel Aviv is facing one of its most important city...
Feb 21, 2024, 10:28 PM
Warning: Giving land is dangerous
Israel gave away Gaza. This enabled October 7. There are those who say, that Arab discontent is causing terrorism. Therefore, they say, Israel must give the Arabs land, so that the Arabs will become content, and that will bring peace. But...
Feb 21, 2024, 10:19 PM
Moses is waiting
And you shall command the children of Israel, and they shall take to you pure olive oil, crushed for lighting, to kindle the lamps continually. There's no opening in the Five Books of Moses such as that in the...
Daniel S. Smith
Feb 21, 2024, 9:23 PM
The workforce transition and its human toll
AI and automation are taking the world by storm, and the future of work is poised for a major transformation. Is AI a threat to the future of work, or an opportunity for greater prosperity? In just a few...
Feb 21, 2024, 7:50 PM
Clothes make the saint, sometimes (Tetzaveh)
“I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” - Henry David Thoreau From the mists of antiquity there comes a tale. The tale is of a Persian king who inherited...
Feb 21, 2024, 6:50 PM
Days before darkness: New life born out of grief and ashes
The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is home to Daniel Tchetchik's sobering exhibition Days Before Darkness. The moving installation came to Tel Aviv after its original home, the Beeri gallery, was destroyed in the October 7th atrocities. “The gallery...