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.
A deadly attack left Karnei Shomron residents stunned, but the pain is accompanied by a ray of hope.
A mother, whose son was murdered by Arab terrorists, calls on Palestinian mothers to stop the sanctification of their children's death.
First-person account of the shooting spree on Jaffa Road.
In Israel, we cannot go on pretending that all is well and normal.
As a Jew living in the Jewish land, my value has appreciated a thousand-fold.
Our response to this terrorist tragedy must be activism, not despair.
This was a cruel senseless murder of a man who epitomized the hope for coexistence.
The physical reality of a mythical city.
Israel's heroic and breathtaking operation serves as a potent reminder of just how special this country is.
President Bush has called on Americans to reach out and help others. Here's an Israeli who sets a good example.
Two young women snuffed out by terrorists. Their lives so different, yet so much the same.
For a young Toronto family, a year-long sabbatical in Israel reaps unexpected rewards.
Media reports of an IDF mission in Gaza don't seem to match the experience of a soldier who was there.
On a bus targeted by a terrorist, a 16-year-old girl faces death.
For me, Wednesday, October 17, was a day that started in tragedy and ended in celebration.
The son of a Holocaust survivor, is also the father of a Sbarro survivor. His message spans the generations.
There were no "Charedim" (orthodox Jews) who died in Sbarro.
Is it possible to pay a shiva call to a stranger? One woman discovers that it's not so strange at all.
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.
Emotions run high as one Israeli family sends their first-born son off to the army.
The day after the pizzeria bombing, a surreal scene enveloped the Jerusalem cemetery. Too many funerals, not enough tears.
A rabbi who survived the carnage describes its horror and heartbreak.
One Jerusalemite stares at the charred wreckage and ponders the irrational world response.
When Jews are in trouble, it sometimes takes courage to speak out. Whether the threat is in Germany or in the Middle East.
My mother led a one-woman solidarity mission to Israel to prop up the nation's economy and flagging spirits.
When a Jew is struck down by terrorist bullets, everyone feels the tragedy. And through that unity, there is hope.
Youth movements have cancelled summer trips to Israel, and the Maccabiah Games were almost postponed. Now may be the perfect time to visit.
A cousin of the 5-month-old baby who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists reflects on this barbaric killing.
A tour of duty in the Israeli army shows one man the pain of a nation, and the pain of a family.
Israel holds a special place in the hearts of people everywhere. Here are our readers' top 53 reasons we love the land and its people.
Yom Ha'atzmaut marks the moment when Israel burst into being. More than ever, it's nothing to be taken for granted.
Making Aliyah is no picnic. But the daily challenges are insignificant since I'm playing a vital role in the Jewish people's destined return to the land of Israel.