Whatever circles about us, here we are, in the midst of the High Holiday season. Rosh Hashana just past, Yom Kippur immediately before us. If ever there was a time to ask what it is all about, it is now. We are called upon, first, to look inward. For if …Read More »
Good News Weekend – Shabbat Chanukah edition
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, and while I don’t promise to be going back to making this a regular feature, I am delighted to feel “the muse” awaken within me. It’s the first day of Chanukah today, and soon we’ll begin Shabbat Chanukah. …Read More »
The Forgotten Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands.
Much has been written about the Palestinian refugees, but little attention has been paid to nearly one million Jewish refugees forced to flee their Arab homelands in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant and beyond. Between 1948-1972, approximately 586,000 Jews from Arab countries were resettled in Israel, while 200,000 …Read More »
The Jewish Connection to the Land of Israel.
The Jewish connection to the Land of Israel did not begin in the wake of the Holocaust or with Zionism in the late 19th century. The Jewish people have lived in the Land of Israel for 3,000 years. If one does not want to accept the Bible as a source …Read More »