It would be tragic to accept the crisis in Israel as a normal part of reality.
It's difficult to be upbeat when you are surrounded with enemies, terror, hatred and death. But there is much to be thankful for.
Koby Azoulay operates a dry-cleaning service in Jerusalem. During his recent stint as a reserve soldier, he was instrumental in preventing three separate terrorist attacks.
It is up to every Jew in the Diaspora to snap out of this fearful mindset and come visit Israel.
The story of Massoud Mahlouf Allon, who was mutilated and beaten to death while distributing blankets he collected from Israelis to poor Palestinians, is my pick for story of the week.
What is it that allows so many Israelis to display courage and resilience in the face of tremendous challenge and difficulty?
My trip to Israel disproved many commonly accepted definitions and assumptions.
Israel is bleeding. It is not enough to know it. Feel it. Take it in. And do something about it.
One visitor finds an innovative way to express unconditional caring and support for beleaguered Israelis.
The terrorists want to make us feel powerless. Performing an important mitzvah like visiting the sick empowers.
Laniado Hospital refuses to give up hope.
A unique retreat helps Israeli families who have lost loved ones in a terrorist attack to cope with their grief.
Dear Finnish Foreign Minister, It's a difficult situation and I am dreadfully sorry you are so upset with the Jewish people. We are, after all, only trying to stay alive.
Survivors of one of Israel's most grisly terrorist attacks speak to Jews of the world -- with words and actions.
Terror leaves a trail of death and destruction that lingers for a lifetime.
Ari Weiss was the first person I have personally known who was murdered defending the Land of Israel.
Sgt. Ari Joshua Weiss of the Nahal Brigade was just three weeks short of his 22nd birthday when he was shot and killed by Palestinian terrorists on Monday.
ZAKA volunteers are often the first rescue workers to appear at the scene of a terrorist bombing or shooting -- and the last to leave.
After meeting so many Israelis who displayed remarkable courage in the face of Israel's collective pain, it was our spirits that were uplifted.
Being in charge of the only Level I trauma center from the Jordan Valley to Beersheba, I have seen indescribable anguish, and hope.
Eliad Moreh survived the Hebrew U bombing and she has a message for the world.Courtesy of National Review Online.
A volunteer medic in Israel describes the scene of a lethal bus bombing.
A woman spends a week in Israel visiting victims of terror and their families.
A Palestinian terror attack leaves 9 new orphans.
Years down the road, what would I be able to say that I did while Israel was fighting for its very existence in the war on terror?
The Israeli army plays songs about peace and the end of war. The music speaks volumes.
July 11, 2002 -- I write to you, finally, as Noa Resi Hirsch, an Israeli citizen.
The destinies of two families converge in the wave of terror.
A message to the Jews of the world from bereaved families during shiva.
Encounters with cruelty and compassion, and the womb that breeds them both.
Reflections from the funeral of a Gilo bus terror victim.
Once again tragedy has struck Shilo with the murder of Avi Siton.
A visitor to victims of terror discovers a sense of family, optimism about the future, and an unbreakable spirit that carries them through their almost unbearable pain.
For the Jewish people, there is no such thing as a wrong or bad time to go to Israel.
Military prowess and diplomatic maneuvering have not helped. Maybe it's time to look 'up.'
In this issue: Exploding myths, a visit to the Holy Land, and the question of pigskin for terrorists.
Getting out of this mess is less of an individual challenge, and more of a national unity project.
As we remember the great sacrifice of the soldiers who were killed defending Israel, the following is a tribute to one of the latest heroes of Israel.
Yom Ha'Atzma'ut will be rather painful this year, especially for those of us fortunate enough to live in Israel.
An Israeli soldier in the reserves describes what it is like to wage war in a uniquely Jewish army.
Terrorists want our fear as much as our blood. Whatever happens, they sure won't get my fear.
Despite the uncertainty and threat of terror, Israelis are here to stay.
An Israeli reserve soldier describes his experience guarding a roadblock.
How do we Israelis deal with this constant killing that lurks around every corner, flaring up in periodic, spectacular displays of just how evil man can be?
For one woman, Saturday night's slaughter in Jerusalem rips apart the denial that Evil wants to wipe out the Jews.
I don't know what kind of Jew Daniel Pearl was -- if he went to synagogue regularly or thought about keeping kosher. And it just doesn't matter.