Archive for March, 2010

Next Year In Jerusalem, Mr. Obama!

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The truth is I don’t expect the world to love us. In fact I am not even surprised when it seems like everyone in fact hates us. At least there is honesty in the hatred. What really gets to me though is the obvious duplicity found in those whom we consider to be our “friends”. […]

Next Week in Eretz Yisrael

By Yishai - Last updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

By David Wilder of Hebron: Tonight we will begin celebration of one of the most important events in the history of the Jewish people, and in the history of the world. Perhaps the quintessential element of Pesach is the traditional ‘Seder,’ reading the Passover ‘Hagada,’ repeating the ago-old story of the Israelite’s exodus from slavery […]

An Ordinary Israeli

By Guest - Last updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A friend of mine who works in Tel Aviv recently related to me this short but incisive story. After a long day of work he entered a small fruit and vegetable store to grab a quick yet healthy snack. While in the store he heard the voice of someone speaking words of Torah and when […]

Passover Guide for the Perplexed 2010

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, March 29, 2010

by Yoram Ettinger, Assembled from Various Jewish Sages 1. “Next Year in the Reconstructed Jerusalem” concludes the annual reciting of the Passover Saga.  How pertinent in March 2010?! 2. Passover’s centrality in Judaism: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” The first […]

PESACH

By Yishai - Last updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hat tip to our good friend Amir Yehuda for the picture! “Pesach” by Yehuda HaKohen Between Israel’s slavery in Egypt and the final Redemption in Jerusalem, the story of the Exodus continues throughout time. In every generation we find challenges and heroes in our unbroken struggle for complete liberation as we inch ever closer towards […]

Live Blogging from Temple Mount

By Yishai - Last updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just came off the Mount. It’s like a suntan for the soul!

America had a Good Run

By Pinchas - Last updated: Friday, March 26, 2010

The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and […]

My Short Story: MATZA

By Yishai - Last updated: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So I wrote this story back in college and it won a prize for writing.   I found it in hard copy while cleaning for this Pesach.  Well, Malkah typed it up for me, I edited it a bit, and here it is.  This story makes me cry and I hope you will enjoy it […]

And You Shall Know

By Guest - Last updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

According to chazal, the four cups of wine that we drink during the seder symbolize the four expressions of redemption as stated in the Torah: “I shall take you out …, I shall rescue you …, I shall redeem you …, I shall take you to Me …” (Sefer Shemot, Chapter 6, Verses 6-7). Although […]

Where is our million man march?

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Monday, March 22, 2010

So it’s finally all coming to a T ladies and gentleman. A foreign government is trying to impose its will on the Jewish people, as to where they can or cannot live. What makes it even more interesting at this particular juncture of history is that here in Israel we finally have a strong army […]