I once gave a lift to a young woman who was a guide at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. “Na’ama,” I asked her, “What do you answer when your groups ask you about the meaning of the Holocaust?”
At the end of last week, I was part of a televised panel called, “How many days has the Six Day War lasted?” One of the first speakers opined that Israel’s Six Day War miraculous triumph was a Pyrrhic victory. […]Read More
As Holocaust Memorial Day approaches, I was thinking about why we, the Jews, criticize the US and Britain for not bombing Auschwitz. The answer is not because they didn’t bomb the death factory. It is because they were flying over […]Read More
Try this test. Ask 100 fellow Jews the following simple question; What’s the next Jewish holiday? I would imagine that 90 of them will answer “Shavuot” while 9 might say “Lag B’omer”. That comes to 99 wrong answers. First of […]Read More
Imagine, that 20 years ago, you received a phone call from a friend who told you about a financial advisor who was like a prophet. Everything this guy predicted comes true! Your friend strongly advised that you invest your money […]Read More
The Israel that we are leaving for our children is a much more dangerous place than the country that we inherited from our parents.
Israel’s founding generation pioneered in a Homeland of 600,000 people, with no army to speak of, no […]
“They tricked you”, I said to the rightist journalists sitting opposite me.
Why do you say they tricked us?
The politicians whom you elected destroyed an entire Jewish town and told you that it’s someone else’s fault.
And what would you do? Ignore the […]
Originally published in the New York Times
Last week, Israel’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that allows the government to retroactively authorize contested West Bank Jewish communities by compensating previous Palestinian land claimants. Opposition parties warn that this law could open Israel to prosecution at The […]
This week is Tu B’Shvat – the “Rosh Ha’Shanah” for Trees. Israeli schoolchildren all across the country, will leave their classrooms to plant trees… but this year, things will be very different. As opposed to previous years when the focus […]