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OCTOBER 19,2017 - I didn’t put Israel on my do not call list, but neither did I call Israel. An Orthodox rabbi I know said to me long ago, “You travel to Paris, Italy, Spain. From any of those places it is only a couple of hours to Israel … why not Israel?” I did Read More

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OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Recently, I was listening to Boston College’s WZBC, on 90.3 FM, when a one-hour show from “Democracy Now” was being aired.  I was shocked to hear the numerous anti-Semitic and anti-Israel overtones. I reached out to Boston College. I received a call from a college representative and was informed that the time was Read More

After a few years of watching the Jewish Journal go through so many changes, I for one am happy with our local Jewish paper. Every other Friday I look forward to it appearing in my mailbox. I just want to say kudos to Steven Rosenberg for his vision for our paper. I saw it turn Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - For some, last week’s reconciliation agreement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) represented a new hope that the pact could eventually lead to some form of lasting peace with Israel. But to grasp just how big the divide is between the two governing Palestinian factions, one needs to look at Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Recently, I was granted a wish to sit with Sheldon Adelson, a giant of the Jewish world, to share what was in my heart. A bonus was sitting with his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, as well. The purpose of my meeting with the Adelsons, who are the driving force behind the Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - JERUSALEM – Anyone who travels to Israel probably sees more firearms per square foot than anywhere short of a battlefield. This is primarily due to the fact that Israel has, historically, been a battlefield, with ongoing security issues that require a strong and permanent presence of armed authorities. These authorities include Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017  - PARDES HANNA KARKUR, ISRAEL – Where am I?  Who am I? How did I get here?  Am I dreaming? Am I dead? Or maybe I’m simply awake? Before me is a vision: Rows of hundreds of young, proud Jews stand at attention in unblemished army fatigues, circling a spiral concrete stage Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – After shopping for the last of our Sukkot supplies, my wife and I got on the #24 bus in Hadar this morning. In typical fashion, everyone cuts the line and I’m last to get on. As I swipe my bus pass, I ask the driver to confirm that the bus is Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Public figures occasionally misspeak. That is, they say something that is clearly untrue, not because they are intentionally lying but because they innocently stumbled in their articulation of some thought. A famous example occurred during the 2008 presidential campaign, when Democratic nominee Barack Obama was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on the Read More