Genesis

The first Israeli to win a Nobel Prize offered a sweeping account of the wanderings of the Jewish people...

Haftarah – The Passage from Ezekiel Quoted in a Nobel Prize Banquet Speech

The first Israeli to win a Nobel Prize offered a sweeping account of the wanderings of the Jewish people...

The first Israeli to win a Nobel Prize offered a sweeping account of the wanderings of the Jewish people throughout exile in his banquet speech. Dressed in tails and a black tie with a giant black kippah on his...

In 1949, the Provisional Council selected an official emblem for the fledgling Jewish state to display its sovereignty in...

Haftarah – Chanukah – The Illuminating Message Behind the Emblem of Israel

In 1949, the Provisional Council selected an official emblem for the fledgling Jewish state to display its sovereignty in...

In 1949, the Provisional Council selected an official emblem for the fledgling Jewish state to display its sovereignty in the community of nations. Graphic artists Gavriel and Maxim Shamir came up with the famous design of a menorah flanked...

During the Yom Kippur War, Golda Meir visited a tank battalion on the Golan Heights. An IDF soldier asked...

Haftarah – Fighting the Yom Kippur War for the Family of Israel

During the Yom Kippur War, Golda Meir visited a tank battalion on the Golan Heights. An IDF soldier asked...

During the Yom Kippur War, Golda Meir visited a tank battalion on the Golan Heights. An IDF soldier asked the Prime Minister, “My father was killed in the 1948 war, and we won. My brother lost an arm in...

As the situation for European Jewry began to deteriorate, the Chofetz Chaim was asked in 1933 about the fate...

Haftarah – A Holocaust Refuge on Mount Zion

As the situation for European Jewry began to deteriorate, the Chofetz Chaim was asked in 1933 about the fate...

As the situation for European Jewry began to deteriorate, the Chofetz Chaim was asked in 1933 about the fate of the Jewish people. As recorded by one of his close disciples, the revered rabbi answered, “Hitler shall fail! No...

In his influential book “The Jewish State”, Theodore Herzl made the case for designing a proper symbol: “We have...

Haftarah – Gaining Inspiration from the Flag of Israel

In his influential book “The Jewish State”, Theodore Herzl made the case for designing a proper symbol: “We have...

In his influential book “The Jewish State”, Theodore Herzl made the case for designing a proper symbol: “We have no flag, and we need one” he wrote. “If we desire to lead many men, we must raise a symbol...

In 1897, after the First Zionist Congress, an American Evangelical pastor named William E. Blackstone sent Theodor Herzl a...

Haftarah – A Warning Learned from Esav’s Faults

In 1897, after the First Zionist Congress, an American Evangelical pastor named William E. Blackstone sent Theodor Herzl a...

In 1897, after the First Zionist Congress, an American Evangelical pastor named William E. Blackstone sent Theodor Herzl a bible marking all the references to the Jewish people’s right to the Land of Israel.  Blackstone’s fervent campaign for the...

In June, 1948 the five week old State of Israel desperately needed weapons and the Irgun arranged for a...

Haftarah – Avraham and Adoniah’s Lessons for Avoiding Another Altalena Affair

In June, 1948 the five week old State of Israel desperately needed weapons and the Irgun arranged for a...

In June, 1948 the five week old State of Israel desperately needed weapons and the Irgun arranged for a ship full of armaments to arrive at the Tel Aviv port. Upon arrival of the ‘Altalena’, David Ben Gurion demanded...

It is hard to imagine the fear and panic during the “Hamtana” waiting period in the weeks leading up...

Haftarah – Last One to Leave Turn Out the Lights

It is hard to imagine the fear and panic during the “Hamtana” waiting period in the weeks leading up...

It is hard to imagine the fear and panic during the “Hamtana” waiting period in the weeks leading up to the Six Day War. Israel’s five larger and better armed neighbors were all threatening to push the Jews into...

In 2009, noted economist George Gilder published The Israel Test, which boldly argued that individuals and nations fall into...

Haftarah – Avraham Presents the First “Israel Test”

In 2009, noted economist George Gilder published The Israel Test, which boldly argued that individuals and nations fall into...

In 2009, noted economist George Gilder published The Israel Test, which boldly argued that individuals and nations fall into one of two categories depending on how they answer the following questions:   What is your attitude toward people who...

In 1988, the Lubavitcher Rebbe predicted to the then-mayor of Haifa, Aryeh Gural, that in the coastal waters adjacent...

Haftarah – The Lesson of the Precious Stones off the Coast of Haifa

In 1988, the Lubavitcher Rebbe predicted to the then-mayor of Haifa, Aryeh Gural, that in the coastal waters adjacent...

In 1988, the Lubavitcher Rebbe predicted to the then-mayor of Haifa, Aryeh Gural, that in the coastal waters adjacent to his city, there are hidden vast resources of precious stones.  Some years later, upon learning of this conversation, one...

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