Tag Archives: Israel

How am I supposed to feel?

This past summer I watched as American society was glued to their TV sets watching the case of Casey Anthony, a mother accused of murdering her two-year-old child. When the sentence was read out on the radio I listened together … Continue reading

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Becoming one body

In this week’s Torah portion we learn that spies were sent to check out how they would conquer the land of Israel. The commentary Shem MiShmuel points out an interesting linguistic connection between the word avar and the word arev. … Continue reading

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Israel Independence Day

Today I sang Hallel, the paragraphs of Psalms that are sung on Jewish festivals and every first day of the month. Long ago in Talmudic times it was enacted to praise God by singing these Psalms on another type of … Continue reading

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Israel Memorial Day

Today is Israel’s Memorial Day for our fallen soldiers and victims of terror, both of which are included in the same category because there is no difference in the minds of those who want to murder us and drive us … Continue reading

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Of nihilism and Jewish defensiveness

I enjoyed reading the excellent post of March 25 titled The Nihilism of Nir Barkat on this blogin response to the interview with Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem after the recent bombing attack in the heart of the city. … Continue reading

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Love

One of my favorite kinds of exercise is dance and one of my favorite songs to dance to is Ahavat Yisrael by David Abramson/Harpo z”l. It’s a little sad for me now when I turn on the music, knowing he’s … Continue reading

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Obvious and hidden meanings

Thank God, and thanks to international assistance the fires in the north of Israel are more under control now. What is the meaning of this particular situation? The first step in logotherapy is to see reality as it is. I … Continue reading

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