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Mar 19, 2015, 4:29 PM
We All Have Potential for Greatness
With everyone focused on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stunning victory in the Israeli elections, this “throwback” photo of Bibi and brothers Iddo and Yoni is sobering. When we see leaders on the world stage, we forget that they started out as...
Jan 9, 2015, 3:19 PM
If God Promised us the Land — Why the Slavery in Egypt?
Why Did the Children of Israel have to Suffer as Slaves in Egypt? This week we begin the book of Shmot (Exodus) It begins with the enslavement of the Jews in Egypt and their ultimate redemption through the 10 plagues...
Jan 7, 2015, 3:46 PM
Snow Cause for Celebration?
As Israel braces for a snowstorm, and children in Jerusalem and Tsfat (Safed) get ready to make snowmen, it’s time to reflect on what this rare event really means. The Land of Israel is dependant on rain for God’s blessing....
Dec 25, 2014, 9:18 PM
Is the Swedish “Right-wing Extremest” Really Wrong?
"Jews must abandon their Jewish identity to become Swedes" The holidays are over but we want to focus your attention on an event that caused a minor storm during Chanukah, but was probably glossed over by most people because we...
Aug 1, 2014, 2:23 PM
Obama and Reid use Israeli Civilians as Human Shields
The Iron Dome missile defense system has probably saved the lives of thousands of innocent Israeli women and children. Hamas, hiding behind their own women and children, has fired 3,000 missiles into Israel's major population centers. When Israel responds and...
Shmuel Veffer has lectured on Jewish topics around the world for the past 25 years.