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Aug 7, 2023, 9:59 PM
What? There Was a Second Zionist Congress? Why Herzl’s remarks at it matter
The First Zionist Congress held in Basel, Switzerland in 1897 is well known, and its 125th anniversary was widely celebrated in August 2022. Less well known is that there was a second and then even more Zionist Congresses. In...
Jul 21, 2023, 10:47 AM
Israel is in urgent need of a reset
There were elections in Israel last November 2022. Both sides of the aisle miscalculated and made bad decisions. The results are chaos in the streets, a non-functional Legislature (Knesset), a quite paralyzed Executive branch, and a Judiciary that is...
May 21, 2023, 11:13 PM
Theodor Herzl—Visionary of the State in Poem and Song
My ChatGPT experiment continues, as I move into the area of historical figures. And I could not think of a better gentleman to begin with than Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism and the man who dreamed the impossible...
May 19, 2023, 6:01 AM
Herzl Goes West (to Los Angeles)! Because the world needs more Herzls.
Theodor Herzl is my hero. He founded the Zionist movement and was the visionary of the State of Israel. He believed that we are not saddled with the conditions in which we find ourselves, that change is possible, and...
May 7, 2023, 9:07 AM
Israel’s Mysterious 7 Watershed Moments
G-d works in mysterious ways, but occasionally He reveals Himself to us to impart His holiness and perfection to the world. As we know, seven represents the miraculous days of G-d's creation of the heavens and earth and his rest...
Apr 17, 2023, 8:19 PM
This Yom HaAtzmaut, we remember what we’re fighting for
I remember Israel’s 50th birthday. I would have been 10 years old, wearing a festive dress in the expansive parking lot of my local JCC, which had been converted into a fairgrounds featuring live music, warm falafel, and booths...