Purim Masks and Gas Masks

Just when my son thought the Purim fun was over, his eyes sparkled at the thought of a donning a different kind of mask and starting a new Purim again.

Laughter in a Time of War

The women of Gush Etzion launch a Purim counter-offensive.

Tears on Grey Cement

An Israeli high school student falls victim to Arab terror. Her schoolmate recounts how.

Terror All Too Familiar

An Israeli father and the Haifa bus bombing.

Laughter: The Best Medicine

Magic Michael applies his therapy to a young patient's funny bone.

It is Difficult To Write About Tears

Victims of terror are not just 'injured'. Their lives have been shattered and irreversibly changed.

Forestalling the Stage of Acceptance

It would be tragic to accept the crisis in Israel as a normal part of reality.

Non-conventional Warfare and Me

Israel's state-of-the-art defense.

Thank God

It's difficult to be upbeat when you are surrounded with enemies, terror, hatred and death. But there is much to be thankful for.

The Hidden Hero

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.

Israel Needs You

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.

To Live As Jews

The horrific attack in Itamar is a wake up call to the entire Jewish people.

Israeli Courage

What is it that allows so many Israelis to display courage and resilience in the face of tremendous challenge and difficulty?

The Reality Dictionary

My trip to Israel disproved many commonly accepted definitions and assumptions.

Do You Remember?

Israel is bleeding. It is not enough to know it. Feel it. Take it in. And do something about it.

Virtual Tourism in Israel

One visitor finds an innovative way to express unconditional caring and support for beleaguered Israelis.

Teddy Bears for the Wounded

The terrorists want to make us feel powerless. Performing an important mitzvah like visiting the sick empowers.

Snatching Lives From the Angel of Death

Laniado Hospital refuses to give up hope.

Was I Afraid?

My two years in Jerusalem taught me an important lesson.

Israel's Grieving Families

A unique retreat helps Israeli families who have lost loved ones in a terrorist attack to cope with their grief.

Keep Your Finnish Gas Masks

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.

Living with Miracles

Why I made aliyah during the Intifada.

After the Inferno: Survivors Speak

Survivors of one of Israel's most grisly terrorist attacks speak to Jews of the world -- with words and actions.

Survivors in Netanya

Terror leaves a trail of death and destruction that lingers for a lifetime.

Dear Ari

Ari Weiss was the first person I have personally known who was murdered defending the Land of Israel.

Death of a Hero

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: Always There When Terror Strikes

ZAKA volunteers are often the first rescue workers to appear at the scene of a terrorist bombing or shooting -- and the last to leave.

Who's Rallying For Whom?

After meeting so many Israelis who displayed remarkable courage in the face of Israel's collective pain, it was our spirits that were uplifted.

Awaiting the Wounded

Being in charge of the only Level I trauma center from the Jordan Valley to Beersheba, I have seen indescribable anguish, and hope.

Hebrew U Survivor

Eliad Moreh survived the Hebrew U bombing and she has a message for the world.Courtesy of National Review Online.

At The Bombing

A volunteer medic in Israel describes the scene of a lethal bus bombing.

Jerusalem Stories

A woman spends a week in Israel visiting victims of terror and their families.

Terrorism Won't Break Israeli Will

This fight is for the world's future.

9 New Orphans

A Palestinian terror attack leaves 9 new orphans.

What Did You Do During the War, Daddy?

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?

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.

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