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Chosen for Blessings, Suffering, Victory!

Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg

The Creator of the vast universe has chosen among His creatures on our tiny planet a people to be His messengers to all inhabitants on it. He found that lineage in the righteous Abraham, Isaac, Jacob–and He Himself decided the name: Israel! He even embedded reference to Himself in the final two letters. The latter […]

THE HAMAS-ISRAEL WAR, JULY-AUGUST 2014

Gabriel A. Goldberg, M.A.

Thoughts on Operation Protective Edge and the war on Hamas terror. As the rocket fire from Gaza intensified and Israel’s counter-offensive took shape, issues similar to those in previous conflicts arose. One fact, however, surprised all: The scope of Hamas’ terror infrastructure, specifically the tunnel network that crossed into Israel. Many finally understood the real […]

Israel, trust in the Lord: He is their Help and their Shield

Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg

This heading from Psalm 115:9 is a challenge. In the same series of Hallel Psalms of Praise we read, “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes” (118:9). Where our friends stand was proven again on December 29, 2012, when the United Nations, dominated by Arab states, decided to […]

This Time We Know

Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg

“Whatever has been is what will be, and whatever has been done will be done, and there is no new thing under the sun” (Eccl. 1:9). In the last issue of HASHIVAH, I wrote an essay about the perpetuation of the Nazi spirit and its raging against the Jewish population of Israel today (vol. 35, […]

The Jews: Semites or Khazars?

Gabriel A. Goldberg, M.A.

“The Temple never existed.” “Jesus was a Palestinian.” “The Palestinians are the descendants of the Canaanites and the Philistines.” Such absurd statements are frequently made today by Palestinian Authority spokesmen in a crude attempt to rewrite ancient history. It is part of a campaign to deny the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel, even […]

Islam in a World of Unbelievers

Gabriel A. Goldberg, M.A.

More than ever before, Christians and Jews are reaching out to Muslims at the leadership level through interfaith dialogue. But there are reasons why this is ill-advised. Desperate to find “common ground,” these interfaith activists invent common ground to substantiate their agenda. They make assumptions about Islam that are just plain wrong.  Within mainstream, not […]

Is Allah the God of the Bible? A Jewish View

Gabriel A. Goldberg, M.A.

Is the Islamic deity, Allah, the same as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? The answer you get will depend on whom you ask. – An Evangelical, fundamentalist Christian will likely reject any suggestion that Allah and God are the same. – An Islamic apologist will be just as adamant claiming Allah is the […]

An Old Spirit in the Middle East

Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg

 “O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield” (Ps. 115:9). “All who devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil; and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey” […]

Israeli Apartheid – A Modern Blood Libel

Gabriel A. Goldberg, M.A.

Israel’s critics often accuse it of practicing apartheid policies against Palestinian Arabs. Does the charge stand up to scrutiny? Let’s check the facts. In South Africa, the former government-enforced apartheid (“apartness”) system of racial segregation restricted citizenship and the right to vote to whites only. It segregated schools, hospitals, public services and public amenities (beaches, […]

70 Years after Wannsee
– Remembrance and warning

Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg

The Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Sincere individuals want to prevent that from happening. On January 20, 1942, an utterly criminal conference was convened in Berlin-Wannsee. Its goal was to coordinate the Nazi “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” with the cooperation of all public […]