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Nov 18, 2018, 7:34 PM
Wildfires’ Continue to Plague California Causing Massive Destruction
The weather in California has always been characterized by extreme, or even disastrous, conditions, including destructive mudslides in the winter, uncontrollable wildfires in the summer and earthquakes at any time. At the moment, the state is in the midst...
Oct 29, 2018, 2:35 PM
Why Pray for Rain
It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are dropping, leaves are beginning to change color, and many days, the sky is filled with gray clouds. To many of us, this change of the seasons signifies something else: a change...
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Oct 17, 2018, 11:47 AM
God is not a ‘What,’ or a ‘When,’ and not even a ‘Who’
God and Natural Disasters, Part Two ויאמר אלהים לנח קץ כל בשר בא לפני כי מלאה הארץ חמס מפניהם והנני משחיתם את הארץ "And God said to Noah: The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth has...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Oct 12, 2018, 8:04 AM
Natural disasters are not that natural
Toll and damage from natural disasters are up and we need to blame Chance, Nature or G^d, depending on our worldview, no? Well, not so quickly. Even in Noach's time, the rabbis teach us, the Flood was caused by humans...
Aug 30, 2018, 7:14 PM
Atlit Yam, a journey into Israel’s sunken past
There really is no limit to the number of archaeological wonders in Israel, virtually anywhere you look there is something wonderful to discover. But, hidden beneath the water, there is also an entire world, which has been overtaken by...
Aug 18, 2018, 8:14 AM
Project “Leviathan” is Israel’s “Standing Rock”
This post was first published on - There were many places I wanted to visit during my 50 States Journey, and for the most part, it was their eye catching scenes that piqued my curiosity and sense of exploration. But Standing...
Jul 21, 2018, 10:42 AM
Scorched earth: when the environment becomes a weapon.
July 20 marked 112 days since the first kites and balloons with a burning coal or accelerant were launched over Israel from Gaza. The homemade incendiary kites have caused fires in agricultural and protected areas adjacent to the Gaza...
May 8, 2018, 7:14 AM
The tragic hike that should change Israel forever
“Arise and walk through the land in its length and breadth, for to you I will give it.” - Genesis 13:17 קום התהלך בארץ לאורכה ולרוחבה This command from God to Abraham in the Torah is widely held as a core...
Brynn Olenberg Sugarman
Apr 30, 2018, 4:44 PM
It Takes a Village
Last night, I dreamed that I was waiting on the side of the road for the bus. It stopped for me. I climbed aboard and stood by the driver. I then announced that I was from the future, and...
Mar 22, 2018, 7:31 PM
Her Time to Go…. And NOW
Reading today’s news in our Israeli press has quite honestly made me sick to my stomach and fuming with rage. It refers to the traitorous MK Hanin Zouabi of the Joint List and her calls in the Knesset for an...