When the world fails, God prevails
When the world fails, God prevails

I recall Billy Graham once saying, when he was a guest on “The Merv Griffin Show,” a popular American TV talk show, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” Rev. Graham was quoting his wife, Ruth, who had first made the remark in 1965. They were commenting on the

Of snails and sensors
Of snails and sensors

The phenomenal success of Israel in pioneering technology in medicine, computing, agriculture and numerous other fields is known globally. So is the role Israel plays in rescue missions to save lives when disasters strike, whether tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes or building collapses. A local story is part of that success. Nearly 25 years ago, when we

A small voice in Sweden influences millions of TV viewers
A small voice in Sweden influences millions of TV viewers

In the last edition of HASHIVAH, we enclosed a report on the terrorist attacks on Israel out of Gaza last May. We also urged readers to respond by contacting opinion-makers to demand fair reporting. Mrs. I.D. in Sweden took our appeal to heart. She chose not to remain silent. She loves Israel deeply. On her

“What’s your tribe?”
“What’s your tribe?”

A woman once asked me, “Does the pattern and color of your kippah represent your tribe?” She was referring to the Twelve Tribes of Israel and must have thought kippah designs were similar to Scottish tartans that identify clans. “No, it’s a matter of personal taste,” I answered. In fact, the different

Preserving power the PA way
Preserving power the PA way

Mahmoud Abbas, the wily 85-year-old politician who has ruled the Palestinian Authority since taking power on January 15, 2005, owes his longevity to the use of brute force. The news media are controlled and critics are suppressed, or worse. Abbas has a sordid past. He helped fund the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. According to Russian

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