Coronavirus: The King is Coming

Hashem spoke to Moses, saying: ‘When you take a census of the Children of Israel according to their numbers, every man shall give Hashem an atonement for his soul when counting them, so that there will not be a plague among them when counting them…Exodus 30:11-12 Last Friday, in honor of Shabbat, I read the… Continue reading Coronavirus: The King is Coming

Redemption

While we watched with bated breath, Israel's leadership decided to capitulate over the Temple Mount's security, relinquishing a golden opportunity to reassert authority and take control of a situation that has quickly spiraled out of control. For the first time in too long, Jews had been able to openly pray at the Temple Mount (Har… Continue reading Redemption

Exile

"So do Jews hate Jesus?" a coworker asked me the other week. The question itself wasn't particularly disturbing; I knew it was asked out of genuine curiosity and naivety. But the truly unsettling part was the remembrance that I was in exile. A stranger in a strange land. I had gone from living in Israel… Continue reading Exile

Hypocrisy

Let me sketch a picture for you. Women (and men) scream that it is a woman’s right to abort her baby – her body, her choice. These same people often weep at the near extinction of many species of animals – whether by natural or unnatural causes – and weep about the destruction of forest… Continue reading Hypocrisy

Fire

When Rosh Hashanah came around, I knew we were headed into a year of revelation. Of what, I wasn’t sure. But I knew… And sure enough, on Erev Rosh Hashanah, it began. You can say it began a long time ago; it’s true, it did. But this was the beginning of 778 terror attacks from… Continue reading Fire

Paris

In light of the Paris terror attacks, I would like to point out a few hypocrisies. While Israel has been facing terror attacks for nearly two months, nobody bats an eye. Obama (and his administration), possibly the worst president in the history of the United States, though a good representative of popular opinion, blames both sides,… Continue reading Paris

Truth

I believe that human nature gravitates to the truth by default. However, there are many ways that truth can be clouded and warped, particularly when popular opinion and truth no longer align. Mankind’s nature might be to gravitate to truth, but it simultaneously runs from it. It’s paradoxical, but so is human nature. But I… Continue reading Truth

Pigua

Pigua, or פגוע, is the Hebrew word for terror attack. We all hope we never have to use this word, but the reality of the past few weeks has resulted in its too-frequent usage. The word itself evokes a sense of dread, and then the attack itself must be contended with. I remember reading stories… Continue reading Pigua