Choose Your Music

The Israeli army plays songs about peace and the end of war. The music speaks volumes.

Coming Home, Full of Hope

July 11, 2002 -- I write to you, finally, as Noa Resi Hirsch, an Israeli citizen.

A Tale of Two Families

The destinies of two families converge in the wave of terror.

Voices from the Valley of Death

A message to the Jews of the world from bereaved families during shiva.

Fashioned in the Womb

Encounters with cruelty and compassion, and the womb that breeds them both.

Shiri, My Song

Reflections from the funeral of a Gilo bus terror victim.

Community Anguish

Once again tragedy has struck Shilo with the murder of Avi Siton.

Creating Diamonds

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.

Mom, I'm Moving To Israel

For the Jewish people, there is no such thing as a wrong or bad time to go to Israel.

The Forgotten Weapon

Military prowess and diplomatic maneuvering have not helped. Maybe it's time to look 'up.'

Israel Update: May 2002

In this issue: Exploding myths, a visit to the Holy Land, and the question of pigskin for terrorists.

Cry of A Nation

Getting out of this mess is less of an individual challenge, and more of a national unity project.

Today We Buried Gedalia

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.

Israel Spiritual Symposium: Israel Independence Day: Pain and Blessings

Yom Ha'Atzma'ut will be rather painful this year, especially for those of us fortunate enough to live in Israel.

Jews At War

An Israeli soldier in the reserves describes what it is like to wage war in a uniquely Jewish army.

Why I Am Not Afraid

Terrorists want our fear as much as our blood. Whatever happens, they sure won't get my fear.

Why Live In Israel Today?

Despite the uncertainty and threat of terror, Israelis are here to stay.

Roadblocks of the Spirit

An Israeli reserve soldier describes his experience guarding a roadblock.

And We All Pray...

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?

Evil Is Now

For one woman, Saturday night's slaughter in Jerusalem rips apart the denial that Evil wants to wipe out the Jews.

"I am a Jew. My mother is a Jew..."

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.

Ray of Hope

A deadly attack left Karnei Shomron residents stunned, but the pain is accompanied by a ray of hope.

Lot's Wife

A mother, whose son was murdered by Arab terrorists, calls on Palestinian mothers to stop the sanctification of their children's death.

Where No Bullet Can Penetrate

First-person account of the shooting spree on Jaffa Road.

The Normal Life?

In Israel, we cannot go on pretending that all is well and normal.

My Value as a Jew

As a Jew living in the Jewish land, my value has appreciated a thousand-fold.

Understanding the Bat Mitzvah Attack

Our response to this terrorist tragedy must be activism, not despair.

To Kill a Mockingbird

This was a cruel senseless murder of a man who epitomized the hope for coexistence.

Hebron Surprise

The physical reality of a mythical city.

The Heroes Among Us

Israel's heroic and breathtaking operation serves as a potent reminder of just how special this country is.

A Hand, Not a Handout

President Bush has called on Americans to reach out and help others. Here's an Israeli who sets a good example.

Intersecting Lives

Two young women snuffed out by terrorists. Their lives so different, yet so much the same.

Reflections from the Land

For a young Toronto family, a year-long sabbatical in Israel reaps unexpected rewards.

Shootout in Gaza

Media reports of an IDF mission in Gaza don't seem to match the experience of a soldier who was there.

Terror First Hand

On a bus targeted by a terrorist, a 16-year-old girl faces death.

The Day Rechavam Ze'evi Was Assassinated

For me, Wednesday, October 17, was a day that started in tragedy and ended in celebration.

Remembering "Shema Yisrael"

The son of a Holocaust survivor, is also the father of a Sbarro survivor. His message spans the generations.

No More Labels

There were no "Charedim" (orthodox Jews) who died in Sbarro.

Shiva Call

Is it possible to pay a shiva call to a stranger? One woman discovers that it's not so strange at all.

We Are Not Moving

Our enemies seek to destroy more than our bodies: it is our spirit. It is in this that they are most mistaken. Nothing is so indomitable as the Jewish spirit.

Sending Our Son to the I.D.F.

Emotions run high as one Israeli family sends their first-born son off to the army.

The Jerusalem Burials

The day after the pizzeria bombing, a surreal scene enveloped the Jerusalem cemetery. Too many funerals, not enough tears.

Inside the Cauldron: Eyewitness to Jerusalem Bombing

A rabbi who survived the carnage describes its horror and heartbreak.

All My Fault

One Jerusalemite stares at the charred wreckage and ponders the irrational world response.

My Promise to Kaya

When Jews are in trouble, it sometimes takes courage to speak out. Whether the threat is in Germany or in the Middle East.

The Mother Brigade

My mother led a one-woman solidarity mission to Israel to prop up the nation's economy and flagging spirits.

Unity and Tragedy

When a Jew is struck down by terrorist bullets, everyone feels the tragedy. And through that unity, there is hope.

Go To Israel

Youth movements have cancelled summer trips to Israel, and the Maccabiah Games were almost postponed. Now may be the perfect time to visit.

My Cousin Yehuda

A cousin of the 5-month-old baby who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists reflects on this barbaric killing.

Night of the Sirens

How does one respond to Israel's recent tragedies?

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