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“We Wept When We Remembered Zion”

by Rabbi Jeffrey Adler Psalm 137 carries a sorrowful statement of the grief felt by the people of Judah in response to the destruction of Jerusalem and subsequent exile. “By the rivers of Babylon, we wept when we remembered Zion. We hung up our harps…”  The Babylonian captors couldn’t understand this reluctance to sing and […]

Gideon: A Call in a Winepress

by Rabbi Jeffrey Adler In Judges 6, Israel had again fallen into idolatry, leading to invasion and oppression by the nation of Midian. The Midianites sent their raiding parties throughout the country, stealing everything they could carry. Gideon, in order to help his family survive, loaded some grain into a winepress and was threshing it […]

Your Tax Dollar Funding Palestinian Terrorism

by Jonathan Feldstein On March 8, 2016, American Taylor Force was murdered along the Tel Aviv beach. Bashar Masalha stabbed Force and wounded 12 others, including a pregnant woman. Sadly, Force was not the first, and will likely not be the last, American victim of Palestinian Arab terror. More sadly, and shocking, your US tax […]

Sean Spicer, the Pope and the Holocaust

by Jonathan Feldstein Israel observed Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Memorial Day – this week, pausing to remember the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. As Holocaust survivors age and die, it’s not long before our memory will be without the benefit of people who actually suffered and still bear […]