Coming Home: Bitten by the Settler "Vampire"Israelis build roads, ecological systems, educational institutions and businesses that benefit the entire region, Palestinian Arabs included. But "settlers" might as well be evil vampires from the way the media and some politicians portray them.
How Being a Confident Zionist Can Help You Find a Mate What is good for Israel on a diplomatic level is good for you on a personal level. Finding the right lifemate is not so different from finding one's way in the Middle East and the world. An original Tu B'Av message.
Israel's Military Defense ForceThere is a distinct hierarchy in Israel. Terrorist attacks on civilians in falafel stands and buses demand not self-defense, but negotiations with terrorists. Katyusha rockets on the more affluent northern cities, and particularly, major cities like Haifa, demand all-out war.
The Rave of the Jewish SpiritRecently, I was privileged to dance at an Israeli rave. But it wasn't a rave serving up drinks, a pill or a joint whose effects were anchored by electronic sounds and a four-on-the-floor beat. It was a rave serving up songs of justice and love for Israel, anchored by the steady beat of a Jewish heart.
An Open Letter to American (Orthodox) JewryThe sermons that I heard (or didn't fall asleep to) mentioned Katrina a lot, but rabbis were eerily silent on the topic of the Disengagement. I find this a little disturbing, because all throughout the holidays we pray for the joy and peace of Israel.