Friday Mar 14, 2014
If searching for one word in the Scroll of Esther which embodies the entire story, it might very well be ‘v’naafochhu’, which means, according to Google, ‘to the contrary,’ or perhaps, ‘it all reversed.’ Turned upside down. ‘An unexpected ending.’
During the days of Haman and Achashverosh, towards the end of the first exile, following the destruction of the First Temple and the exile...
Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
WE WON WE WON WE WON
I COULD KEEP WRITING THESE WORKS A MILLION TIMES AND IT STILL WOULDN’T BE ENOUGH.
This afternoon the Israeli Supreme Court rejected Arab appeals concerning Beit HaShalom in Hebron, thereby paving the way for our return to the building.
It might be recalled: Mr. Morris Abraham and his family purchased Beit HaShalom for over a million dollars. The building, between Hebron and Kiryat Arba, was...
Sunday Mar 09, 2014
It happened again. Every once in a while I meet up with it, and this week, again.
Many years ago I wrote an article about a young soldier serving in Hebron. I think it was during the ‘Oslo War’ – aka the 2nd Intifada. Arabs were shooting at us day and night. And this guy, just out of high school wasn’t even an Israeli yet. And to top it off, his next stop, in uniform, was Lebanon.
Ari Abramowitz successfully...
Saturday Mar 08, 2014
Many years ago I had the privilege to meet Mort Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America. It didn't take long to realize that Mort is, without doubt, one of the heroes of present-day Jewry. Almost singlehandedly Mort Klein took the ZOA, a once prestigious Jewish organization which had, over the years, declined, to the forefront of true Jewish patriotism in the United States. Standing virtually alone amongst major Jewish...
Monday Mar 03, 2014
In the spring of 1994, the Israeli government, then led by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, pondered dismantling the Hebron Jewish community, uprooting and expelling its Jewish residents.
The Hebron Jewish Community sponsored a 'Night to Honor Hebron' in Jerusalem.
Exactly 20 years ago. One of the keynote speakers was then the leader of the opposition, the Chairman of the Likud, Binyamin Netanyahu. He spoke for just over...