The Israeli flag – a proud symbol of the miraculous achievement of the Jewish people’s sovereignty on their ancient ancestral homeland in a gleaming, growing state. Streaming blue and white across the land, it shows everyone that we are home, united once again in the mission of building a burgeoning life for our people and being a source of light for the world.
Hebron is an ancient city making its introduction to Jewish tradition in the Torah, which records Abraham’s purchase of the Tomb of Machpelah as a burial site for his wife, Sarah. Though control of the city exchanged hands over the millennia, Hebron featured an almost continuous Jewish presence until the present day.
There is a wide spectrum of opinion about whether President Trump is good or bad for the Jewish people. Was it bad when Trump tried to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb? Was it bad when the US challenged anti-Israel bias in the UN? Maybe it was bad when the Trump administration stopped funding… Read more »
UNESCO has passed several resolutions attacking the connection between Israel and the Jewish holy sites, but this week, the Executive Board passed two new resolutions aimed specifically at the Biblical matriarchs. One rabbi sees this as a continuation of the Biblical battle between Isaac and Ishmael and a closer look shows how this is nothing less than an after-the-fact attempt to block the Jews’ return from exile.