Rebirth Of Hope

By Sivan Rahav-Meir Ophir Basor, a dedicated farmer from Kibbutz Ein Harod, has begun the annual wheat harvest. This year, we have come to appreciate the profound value of agriculture...

Capitol Hill to mark Jerusalem Day in shadow of war

ETGAR LEFKOVITS (June 4, 2024 / JNS) A group of bipartisan lawmakers plan to gather on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to celebrate Jerusalem Day and the reunification of Israel’s capital nearly...

Lag B’Omer with the “Jewish Amazons” at the Pyramids

By Rafael Medoff On the outskirts of Cairo, on a blistering hot afternoon in May 1942, British Army chaplain Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz ordered the driver of his military transport truck...

Preserving The Dignity Of Man By Honoring The Dead

Positive news is very rare these days. We are often bogged down in what feels like an unwinnable conflict, with no easy or logical solution. We have renewed our...

On Yom HaZikaron: Tears and Remembering 

By Moshe Phillips This year, Israel’s Yom HaZikaron, the national Memorial Day, will start on the evening of May 12, and will be unlike any other in the Jewish State’s...

Strengthening Others In A Big Way

By Sivan Rahav-Meir Eden is the sister of IDF Sergeant Roi Dawy, who fell in battle in Gaza. She made sure that everyone who passes through the entrance of Jerusalem...

Speaking With IDF Colonel Golan Vach

By Toby Klein Greenwald I conducted two interviews with Col. Golan Vach, 49, one two weeks into the war, from which I bring some excerpts here, and the second almost...

A Father’s Story

By Reuben M. Gampel As the months pass since the horrific attacks of October 7 by Hamas, it becomes all too easy to lose track of the personal stories of...

Former Oct. 7 Hamas Hostage Mia Schem Faces the World with Call to Action

Draws Largest Crowd in YU’s Stern College History 55 days in hellish captivity and her arm still raw from gunshot wounds, Mia Schem knew it would be difficult but she...

The 2024 Nefesh B’Nefesh MedEx Conference

By Reuben M. Gampel “Israel is in dire need of physicians, especially in the north and south where they’re looking for almost any doctor.” These words come from Nefesh B’Nefesh...
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But Why Two?

  This was a rough week for IDF families after a dozen young men were killed in the fighting with the terrorists in Rafah in...

Waiting For Your Light

By Sivan Rahav Meir This week’s parashah begins with the lighting of the Menorah in the Mishkan, “Speak to Aaron and say to him: ‘When...

A Terrible Week

I have not written since the first few weeks of the war. I’ve felt a little frozen in time. I remember seeing someone post...


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