A View from Jerusalem

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Swifter than eagles, stronger than lions

July 12, 2016|

The long sticky days and warm nights of summer seem longer than ever. Dessert winds sweep away wilderness romance, carrying nothing but dust and dry air. However, a wonderful, blessed breeze now refreshes us, coming unexpectedly, not from the Mediterranean [...]

White, Gold, Rainbow and everything in between. The many colors of Israel this week

June 10, 2016|

Tomorrow the Jewish world will dress in festive white in honor of Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, also known as Hag Matan Torateinu (the Festival of the Giving [...]

A Nation in Mourning

May 11, 2016|

Today, Israel and the Jewish world observes Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s national Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism. Ceremonies nationwide honor the 23,447 servicemen and victims of terror who had fallen since 1860. Since Yom Hazikaron last year, [...]

A Mighty Nation

April 21, 2016|

Some 14 million Jews worldwide comprise the Jewish nation and will celebrate our nation’s birth tomorrow night, when we sit at the seder table to celebrate the first night of Pesach. Together we will read from the Haggadah: “And there [...]

Two views, One people

March 18, 2016|

Mishenichnas Adar marbim b’simcha – “When the month of Adar arrives we should increase our joy” Today is the first of the Hebrew month of Adar, the month associated more than any other with joy and happiness. And in two [...]

A View from Jerusalem – February 2016

February 17, 2016|

It is with great interest and curiosity that we in Israel follow the largest celebration of democracy as it is being expressed through the United States’ primary season. As the only democracy in the Middle East, we cherish democracy’s values, [...]