Rosh Hashana Reflections

by Jonathan Feldstein Just before this past Rosh Hashana 5778, Israel’s national radio broadcast a program with a review people who had died in the past year, what their contribution was and why they are missed. This included Helmut Kohl, Chuck Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, Roger Moore, and Roger Ailes. Subsequent articles with similar lists […]

A “Day” of Atonement

by HaShomer staff Yom Kippur is a “Day” every year when our Jewish people afflict their souls, usually by fasting personally and as a nation. This is a time to repent and seek G-d’s forgiveness for the past year, imploring Him to forgive and cover our sins until the next Day of Atonement. King David, who sinned against Adonai, […]

A Walk in the City of David

by Jonathan Feldstein Recently I got to spend more time over one week in Jerusalem’s City of David than I’ve spent there in the past 3000 years. Living a mere 15 minutes from Jerusalem I try to be mindful of how incredible it is to have the privilege to be in the holy city often, […]

50 Shades of Anti-Semitism

by Jonathan Feldstein Among Jews there’s heightened concern about a rise of anti-Semitism. It’s true that in recent years there has been a general increase of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide, and with it a greater awareness of such incidents and how they are responded to. But the truth is if you’re Jewish, more likely than not […]