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Jul 29, 2018, 1:18 PM
It’s OK to shed a few mom-tears
Here's the thing: We mothers tend to unite when we talk about our children. Dads love their kids too, but this is something that moms just connect with -- our strong feelings on how to raise them, how to...
Jul 24, 2018, 7:24 PM
Apologizing For Our Necessary Collective Evil
Ha’aretz newspaper reported last week (7/19/2018) that Meyer Koplow, “a prominent Jewish-American philanthropist was delayed for security questioning at Ben-Gurion Airport this week after a pro-Palestinian pamphlet was found in his suitcase.” Ha’aretz reports the details as follows: “During his...
Aug 30, 2014, 2:10 AM
The Eglah Arufa and Modern Police Work
Divrei Emmanuel: Words of Torah in Honor of Shabbat Parashat Shoftim 5774 The Eglah Arufah and Modern Police Work: The View of Jewish Police Chaplain One of the mitzvoth presented in this week’s parshah is the mitzvah of the Eglah Arufah....
Aug 29, 2014, 3:08 AM
The Citizen Soldiers, Israel’s Strength
Israel is a tiny Jewish country that manages to thrive in the Middle East with hostile neighbors. The quality of the IDF provides the security necessary for this to happen. Army service in Israel is mandatory. Israelis are drafted at...
Aug 28, 2014, 8:40 AM
We are all proud Israelis!
A German radio interviewer asked a question that caught him completely off guard
Aug 26, 2014, 8:09 AM
Saudi Arabia: Sugar Daddy for ISIS Terrorists
How long before ISIS declares entire MiddleEast under its Caliphate? It seems it will happen quickly but they can only go as far as the money and funding from Saudi Arabia carries them. So far, the terrorist network has...
Aug 25, 2014, 4:31 PM
Parashat Shoftim 5774, 2014: In Appreciation of Tzahal – the Soldiers of the Jewish People
Parashat Shoftim 5774, 2014: "In Appreciation of Tzahal - the Soldiers of the Jewish People" 08/25/2014 In Appreciation of Tzahal: The Soldiers of the Jewish PeopleRabbi David Etengoff Dedicated to the sacred memories of my mother, Miriam Tovah bat Aharon Hakohen, father-in-law, Levi...
Aug 21, 2014, 1:13 PM
Fighting senselessness in Gaza
Last Thursday, I celebrated my 24th birthday. It was my first in Israel after finishing the army. Earlier in the week, my reserve unit was activated to provide an extra sense of security to the kibbutzim under threat of attacks...
Aug 18, 2014, 9:27 PM
Israel Does Heavy Lifting for the World
Israel, that pesky little democratic country in the middle of some vicious nations, always seems to be doing heavy lifting, not just for itself but for the entire world. How so, you may ask? Well, single handedly, with the...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Aug 15, 2014, 5:01 PM
Bringing joy and gladness to the wounded soldiers
The Haftarah for Parshat Ekev is the second of the seven comforting Haftarot which are read between Tisha B’Av and Rosh Hashana. The Haftarah comes from Yishayahu chapters 49-51. The last sentence of the Haftarah (51:3) states: “For God shall...