When we pray for rain

Pictured above: The Jezreel Valley on a rainy day in Israel. By: Netanel R. Rainfall can be both a blessing and a challenge; too much rain can lead to flooding, but if not enough rain … Read More

Israel & Iran: Recent Rivals

By: Netanel R. Nearly 41 years ago, Israel lost a close friend… Iran. Really? Yes. Just a few decades ago, Israel enjoyed the fruits of thousands of years of Persians standing with the Jewish people. … Read More

Along the Mount of Olives

Pictured above: The Old City of Jerusalem at sunset in the winter from the Mount of Olives By: Netanel R. I didn’t grow up in Jerusalem. I grew up in a small midwestern farm town … Read More

An Invitation to Solidarity

By: Netanel R. Nearly half of the people in Israel have at least one parent who was not born in Israel. This holds true, not only for Jewish Israelis, but also for many Arab-Israelis as … Read More

What Now?

Israel is heading to elections for the third time in a single year. As of December 11th, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) has officially dissolved with coalition talks having failed yet again. The third elections will … Read More

A Shimmer of Light

The political divide in Israel is pretty intense right now and nobody seems to be presenting any solutions that are satisfactory across the political spectrum. As Israel continues to drudge on in political limbo, there … Read More

Because of Rabin

This Sunday, we honor a man who was instrumental both in war and in the pursuit of peace in Israel’s history. Yizhak Rabin’s acts of bravery, as well as his bold ideas made him a … Read More

Will History Repeat Itself?

This year on May 2, alongside Jewish communities worldwide, Israel will commemorate Yom HaZikron laShoah ve-laGvura (the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day). This is a day for the Jewish people to be reminded of the … Read More