Articles


The Oldest Hatred

It’s been called the Oldest Hatred and the most persistent one–anti-Semitism. Yet, there are positive movements afoot internationally to combat it. One can go back to Pharaoh, who wanted to deal craftily with the Jews because he feared them. He did not recall that Joseph the Jew had saved all Egypt from famine and benefitted […]

A unique voice

Over the years, LEMA’AN ZION has published numerous stories about Arabs and Muslims who view the Jewish State positively and engage in efforts to improve relations with it on a political, economic or religious basis. One such person is Imam Mohammad Tawhidi. My son Akiva and I met him this past May at the European […]

Ukrainian weapons end up in Iranian hands

Many people feel Ukraine should be supported generously with aid: food and medical supplies, housing, consulting, military supplies and far more. They believe Western nations must help alleviate Ukraine’s humanitarian needs, but they also believe the Russian attempt to restore a version of the Soviet Empire must be stopped now. Others are skeptical of Ukrainian […]

Age 102 and planning for the future …

When Passover, Easter and Ramadan take place at the same time, security-services officials know to be on high alert. The likelihood of violence is high. (That had been the case in April 2022, when the three holy feasts overlapped. There were 160 injuries and 400 arrests atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.) This year in […]

What’s behind the tumult in Israel?

Supporters of Israel have been distressed by recent pictures from Israel. Some even called us from overseas asking, “What is going on?” Vast crowds demonstrating in Tel Aviv. Mobs barricading major streets, setting fires. Riot police using water cannons. Talk of dictatorship. Even of civil war. This was due to the judicial reforms proposed by […]

In the past, Muslims esteemed the Bible record

It’s been two years since the publication of a 150-page book with the bland title, Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount, written by Islamic and Middle Eastern studies scholar Yitzhak Reiter and researcher Dvir Diamant. But if the title was uninspiring, the contents were explosive for Muslims, for Jews, and for Christians especially. The authors […]

US dollars fuel terror, not peace

Give a violent society money to improve the quality of people’s lives and they will become more peaceful. At least, that’s the theory. As people get jobs, earn and save more, raise larger families, build bigger homes and drive better cars, they have less time, and less desire, to engage in terrorism. For decades, this […]

Coping with the end times

Forty percent of all American adults believe we are in the end times. So says the respected Pew Research Center (December 8, 2022). And 55 percent believe in Jesus’ return. For more than half of Americans, then, it is hoped their faith comforts them. Every generation has its crises. In the 1960s and ’70s, scientists […]

“Train up a child in the way he should go….” (Prov. 22:6)

When we were on overseas speaking tours in past years, we were often three generations of men traveling together. People who met us were touched by seeing a family united in service. Sometimes, that service extends beyond the scope of our own outreaches. Akiva Goldberg, 15, is the oldest of seven siblings. Several times, he […]

A spare-time tinkerer has big ambitions

Shaul Yaakoby had been an insurance company assessor in Israel for 25 years. He grew up on a kibbutz (a cooperative citrus farm) and never finished high school, but he spent his spare time building things. His inventions, including a water-purification system and a theft-proof car key, were patented. (Today, he has 14 more patents.) […]