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May 1, 2019, 11:29 PM
My Dad’s Amazing Holocaust Story for Yom HaShoah
Tonight begins Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance day here in Israel. This post is in memory of my Father Ehud (Edward) Fresco and the Kalf family that risked their own lives by hiding my Dad. My Dad past away 45 years ago,...
Apr 21, 2018, 12:23 PM
An Open Letter To Natalie Portman
As an Israeli, I understand why Natalie Portman & many American Jews choose to criticize Israel first and praise her second. Here's why that's backwards.Today we woke up to the headline "Natalie Portman refuses to visit Israel to accept...
Feb 28, 2017, 12:39 AM
JCCs, Jewish schools US bomb threats: Israel has America’s back & America has Israel’s back
I'm saddened and angered to hear about the bomb threats called in to multiple Jewish schools in the US today. The cemetery desecrations are just as bad. If there's one thing we know as Israeli Jews it's that there...
Aug 14, 2016, 7:36 AM
T’sha B’Av, the 2016 Olympics and Being Jewish
Thinking about the Jewish plight today on Tisha B'Av, the day the 1st and 2nd Temple were destroyed and what that event and Judaism means to me. Part of my Judaism means recognizing both the love and hate that's directed...
Nov 8, 2014, 9:46 AM
My Israel Experience (so far)
I was recently asked by an old high school friend to write about my Israel experience for her kid's elementary school class in Denver, CO. This is what I wrote: Hi everyone! Greetings from Israel! I was asked by Shannon to write...
Aug 9, 2014, 12:01 AM
What’s It Gonna Take?
This is my fourth time going through an operation in Gaza. I live with my wife and three kids in the Negev city of Beersheba. To the 200,000 some residents of my town these Gaza operations are quickly becoming routine. We...
Aug 8, 2014, 4:33 AM
Freedom of Religion*
For all the Western countries struggling with the issue of freedom of religion vs. people taking advantage of that freedom, I have an idea. My freedom of religion formula is simple. Everyone gets the freedom to choose and practice their religion...
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