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

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?”

A woman once asked me, “Does the pattern and color of your kippah [or yarmulke, skullcap] 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

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 […]

When rockets fall and synagogues burn

Jerusalem, May 21, 2021   By the time you see this, the skies over Israel will probably be quiet again and our normal lives will have resumed. To date, 4,340 rockets from Gaza have been fired at Israel’s civilians, landing as far north as Tel Aviv and as far south as Eilat. On May 10, […]

Brave new world

We are witnesses to a Brave New World that not even the British novelist Aldous Huxley could have imagined in 1932, when he penned his nightmarish vision of a future society. • Bill Gates, the third most-wealthy man in the world, wants to solve global warming by a scientifically unproven notion of filling the atmosphere […]

Know your faithful ones

When someone makes a donation in order to bless Israel through one of the LEMA’AN ZION outreaches, he or she sacrifices part of their labor and time–actually part of their life! In this way they are, of course, returning it to God, for it is written, “it is He that gives you strength to get […]

A kangaroo court in The Hague?

Albert Einstein’s famous definition of insanity–doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results–may be cliché, but it rings true. Having failed multiple times since 1948 to destroy Israel on the battlefield, its enemies have focused their efforts on weakening it through economic boycotts and sanctions. An additional tactic of the war against […]

Israel excels with innovative medical advances, technology and humanitarian aid

Israel was the first nation to share its supply of COVID-19 vaccinations with an outside population, namely with the Palestinian-Arabs. This belies media “reports” claiming Israel ignored them. Helping others, even sworn enemies, is nothing new for the Jewish state, whether through science, technology or direct aid. It bears witness to a millennia-old Jewish biblical […]

Thanking the Father for His blessings

Nissan Goldberg, my oldest cousin, died on New Year’s Eve, a victim of the coronavirus. He was born in Haifa seven decades ago, the son of a Holocaust survivor. His wife and two sons also tested positive. Yedioth Ahronoth reports that nine hundred Shoah survivors have died in Israel as a result of the virus […]