Tag Archives: Israel

Bridging the Gaps That Divide Us: Coping With the Tragedies in Aurora and Bulgaria

We mourn the twelve victims and fifty-eight wounded in the senseless slaughter in Aurora. We also mourn the suicide bombing which murdered five Israelis and two Bulgarians, and wounded dozens…

Rachel’s Tomb Matters

Alex Joffe’s important essay “Why Rachel’s Tomb Matters” published on JewishIdeasDaily.com places the UNESCO decision to discount the Jewish connection to Rachel’s Tomb in the context of a broader theological…

Ending Oil Addiction

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: TRUE or FALSE? • Adding nuclear power plants, wind and solar power will make us oil independent. • Burning coal is the #1 contributor to greenhouse gas…

Major Israeli Scholar Calls For End To Using Chickens For Kapparot

Citing a long list of rabbinic rulings and precedent, Rabbi Shlomo Aviner rules against using chickens for kapparot. Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, head of the capital’s Yeshivat Ateret Cohanim and rabbi…

An Inspiring Shofar Story

Something to think about… Next time you’re at the Kotel or when you hear the shofar blowing think about these guys: Under a British law in Palestine passed in 1930,…

Saving Park Adullam

What happened to Israel Leading the world in alternative energy? Bicyclists and hikers love to travel through Adullam National Park near Beit Shemesh, where David hid in the Cave of…