Contending with Hope

by Moran Rosenblit May 2024 On the morning of Monday, May 6th, 2024, I was standing in my living room. At about 9:50am, I could not see anything outside the windows as a big storm … Read More

“Never Again” Happened…Again

by Aviram Eldar May 2024 It was noon. Eva, a six-year-old girl, held her mother Ilana’s hand, and together with her older brother, Jury, and hundreds of other Jews like them, they walked towards the … Read More

The Empty Chair

Passover 5784 (תשפ״ד) On Monday evening this coming week, my family and I will have the privilege to join Jewish people around the world in an ancient tradition called Passover. This feast of remembrance, which … Read More

Six Months Later


by Karen J. Kruger April 2024 October 7 began with the expectation of a full day of celebration ahead of us. There were grandchildren to see and dance with, as the traditional celebration of Simchat … Read More

Operation Swords of Iron – Week 24

By HFI Staff Writers This coming week, Israel – and Jewish communities around the world – will celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim, which originates in the Biblical book of Esther. Sadly, this year Purim … Read More

Hamas: An Organization in Its Own Words

By Sarah L, Staff Writer Hamas, the organization which controls the Gaza Strip and which is responsible for the brutal mass murder of over 1,300 innocent Israelis on October 7th, is, despite being labeled a … Read More

The Israeli Disengagement from Gaza

By: Sarah L, Staff Writer In 2005, towards the end of the Second Intifada, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided to take a bold step in the hope that it would finally bring peace and allow … Read More

Accusations Against Israel – Myth or Fact?

By: Sarah L, Staff Writer Hamas’ vicious surprise attack against Israeli civilians on Saturday, October 7th was the biggest and most evil attack Israel has ever experienced. Hamas’ massacre and tactics were unprecedented in scope … Read More

What Connects Shemini Atzeret to Our Messiah?

By Moran Rosenblit One of the most interesting things about Sukkot is that on the seventh day, the Jewish people celebrate “Hoshana Rabbah”, which is followed by “Shemini Atzeret” (also commonly referred to as Simchat … Read More

Sukkot – A Time to Overlook Differences

By Sarah L, Staff Writer “On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees—and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.” Leviticus 23:40 One … Read More