Articles by David B. Goldberg

We believe in peace, the Heavenly, eternal kind foretold in the Bible. But couldn’t there be some peace on earth now already? Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Yemen are hotbeds of violence. Other Middle East nations are actively exporting terror. Jews across the region have been attacked for the past century. The anthropologist Philip Carl Salzman ...

– A story of God’s faithfulness in high places Two years ago I received a call from a friend, a newspaper publisher, who invited me to a dinner with the governor of the State of Indiana, who would be visiting Israel for Christmas. So on December 25, my wife Hadassah and I came to a ...

Situated 640 kilometers (395 mi.) north of Stockholm, a tragic story has been developing in the city of Umeå (oo-may-AWE). Its remote location makes it the most unlikely of places for an outbreak of anti-Semitism, yet it is exactly that which has made the city the subject of hundreds of news stories worldwide. The eight ...

– “Do not oppress a stranger” Exodus 23:9 The Rambam Hospital in Haifa, like most hospitals in Israel, doesn’t only serve Jewish patients. Half or more are Arabs. And what may be even more surprising to readers is that many of them are Arabs from Gaza, Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). At Rambam, 1,200 ...

It was Friday morning, July 14, a few minutes before seven, at the Kotel, the ancient Temple Prayer Wall in Jerusalem. Surrounded by hundreds of Jews praying in the cool morning air, I had joined them and would soon be finished. I was reading the names of several hundred friends worldwide who had contacted us ...