Lema’an Zion


The parents of a newborn baby had been advised by their local doctor in an Arab village east of Tel Aviv to have an abortion because their baby was developing intestines outside her body. But they refused. Recently, Israeli doctors in Jerusalem performed surgery on the 17-hour-old girl and put all the organs back in ...

What do the following stories all have in common? A curious message was left on our answering machine in Jerusalem a few days ago: A store clerk called and said my father had been at the pharmacy and forgotten two shekels of change on the counter. If my father wanted the coin, he should come ...

Arabs choose Israel Mayor Dulan abu-Saleh, the leader of Majdal Shams, the largest Druze town on the Golan Heights, is angry…at the United Nations. For decades, the UN has condemned Israel for “imposing economic and social hardships on his community,” but the Arab mayor calls it a “total joke.” (Makor Rishon, July 29, 2016) He ...

It has been a year of tragedies, threats and disappointments. Terrorism is rampant, the threat of enemies grows daily, and the humanitarians that should be friends betrayed us. In the year since Rosh Hashanah 5776 (the biblical new year, September 13-15, 2015), when the latest intifada against Israel began, 44 persons, ages 13 to 78, ...

It was Thursday afternoon, May 26. We had just said our farewells to guests visiting from Australia when we noticed smoke, assuming it came from the Arabs burning garbage across the valley from us, as they often did in the night to irritate us. Then we saw the small planes, ultimately there were eight of ...