Lights

Lights

One for each night They shed a sweet light To remind us of days long ago… –Oh Chanukah As the candlelight of the menorah flickers and dances, as the light floods the darkest days of the year, our joy and celebration is touched with a melancholy spanning generations. Chanukah, which comes from the Hebrew root … Read More

Ode to Jerusalem

Ode to Jerusalem

This pulsing city, with its stone ramparts and golden sunrise, seems to emanate its own unique energy. The soul of Jerusalem, that city of fire, breathes new life into us and revitalizes the spirit. The aura here is one of mounting tension, of the best and worst varieties. This is the center of the universe, … Read More

Redemption

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 … Read More