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Apr 11, 2019, 11:41 PM
My God doesn’t tell us not to vaccinate
After wreaking havoc in a few Israeli anti-vaccinating communities, measles virus has made its way to some Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City. Some members of the Orthodox Jewish community who were impacted by the virus and nevertheless refuse...
Sep 7, 2016, 1:01 PM
Leaked IDF Testimony Shows: Israel Doesn’t Need US Foreign Aid
Somewhere in Central Israel, at a secret IDF Intelligence Base: It was the summer of 2003. Corporal “A.” as part of a top secret mission for which he was chosen by his commander, unlocked a dark, poorly ventilated storage...
Sep 27, 2014, 9:58 PM
Rosh Hashanah 5775 could have been very different
Rosh Hashanah 5775 came and went rather peacefully, without much extraordinary news. Throughout the holiday, I couldn't help but think about the violent plans that some of our less friendly neighbors had for the holiday. During this summer's Operation Protective Edge,...
Aug 13, 2014, 11:22 PM
A War for Love
Dedicated to all of the soldiers that fought in Operation Protective Edge. Written by: Immanu'el (age 9) and Shalhevetya (age 7) Hermon Illustrated by: Shalhevetya Hermon One day, the Atzuvim (also known as "The Sads") saw how much the Ahuvim (loving ones)...
Aug 8, 2014, 12:34 AM
Omar, the guy who convinced me to move to Israel
I was a little kindergartener growing up in suburban Pennsylvania. Although for most of my childhood I went to Jewish day schools, for kindergarten, my parents had sent me to public school. Being from a Modern Orthodox family, I wore a...
Feb 20, 2014, 12:33 PM
BDS’er, get off those drugs!
The Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) campaign, which started in 2005, has called for "people of conscience all over the world to launch broad boycotts, implement divestment initiatives, and to demand sanctions against Israel ..." Without addressing the moral ramifications...
Jan 15, 2014, 9:42 AM
Why isn’t my almond tree blooming this Tu B’shvat?
Anyone who has been to an Israeli kindergarten or has heard songs taught there knows that Tu B'shvat is the time of year in which almond trees bloom. Although the Talmud connects this holiday (15th of Shvat, which falls on...
Dec 31, 2013, 11:17 AM
Thoughts of a young Palestinian boy
Salaam. Hello. My name is Mustafa. I am 11 years old and I live in Ramallah, and I am in the fifth grade. I like school (except for math class) and I have a lot of friends. We like...
Dec 22, 2013, 9:19 PM
The big snow: A story by kids, for kids
From under a meter-high blanket of white, in the dark, one family spins a yarn for the ages
Oct 15, 2013, 10:29 PM
Settlers and Arabs Saving a Life Together
Living deep in the Shomron (Samaria), requires that I travel through a number of Arab villages to get to any point of civilization outside of my small community. This evening's journey took me through the Samarian Arab village Funduq,...
Husband, Father of 7, marathoner, unicyclist, patent attorney, home-brewer, scribe, photographer, ex-pat American, Israeli settling the land, attempted creative thinker and entrepreneur