In English, the words ‘make’ and ‘earn’ are synonyms: “How much does he make?” = “How much does he earn?” In Lashon Ha-Kodesh, the word ‘make’- ‘Aseh’ is synonymous, not with ‘earn’, but with ‘do’. We don’t ‘earn’ our livelihood; objectively we deserve nothing. Rather, we do what we can, we make an effort-hishtadlus, and Read more
It’s a long and winding road to Ateret, a collection of houses on a hilltop in the heartland of Israel.
No less than the Maccabees, we are in a struggle today. And the front is not only on our borders; it is between the inner self, the tselem elokim, and the electronic media that invade our homes, and use us far more than we use them.
I’m visiting Israel for the Jewish New Media Summit, and all the while, in the back of my mind, I’m asking myself: Could I move back here soon?
What the heck is ‘The Greybeard Experience?’ I wanted to know. And how is it connected to helping Jews in the South of Israel?
Im ein ani li mi li… an English child who does not understand the words of her song.
Israel holds itself to a different set of rules. Israel’s enemies know this and they manipulate it.
The wind returns
after scorching days of motionless air
He could be a holy man for all I know
The girl was already sitting at the bus stop when I seated myself beside her. Giving her a brief glance, I began searching in my bag for my bus card, which I like to have ready before the bus makes its appearance. With that little detail taken care of, I glanced at the girl again, Read more