Redemption

While we watched with bated breath, Israel's leadership decided to capitulate over the Temple Mount's security, relinquishing a golden opportunity to reassert authority and take control of a situation that has quickly spiraled out of control. For the first time in too long, Jews had been able to openly pray at the Temple Mount (Har… Continue reading Redemption

Memories

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept     when we remembered Zion. (Psalm 137:1) Despite what I've written on this blog so far, my experiences in Israel were not limited to terrorism. There is so much more to Israel than its worst times, though naturally we must contend with those as well. What I found… Continue reading Memories

Exile

"So do Jews hate Jesus?" a coworker asked me the other week. The question itself wasn't particularly disturbing; I knew it was asked out of genuine curiosity and naivety. But the truly unsettling part was the remembrance that I was in exile. A stranger in a strange land. I had gone from living in Israel… Continue reading Exile

Hypocrisy

Let me sketch a picture for you. Women (and men) scream that it is a woman’s right to abort her baby – her body, her choice. These same people often weep at the near extinction of many species of animals – whether by natural or unnatural causes – and weep about the destruction of forest… Continue reading Hypocrisy

Paris

In light of the Paris terror attacks, I would like to point out a few hypocrisies. While Israel has been facing terror attacks for nearly two months, nobody bats an eye. Obama (and his administration), possibly the worst president in the history of the United States, though a good representative of popular opinion, blames both sides,… Continue reading Paris

Truth

I believe that human nature gravitates to the truth by default. However, there are many ways that truth can be clouded and warped, particularly when popular opinion and truth no longer align. Mankind’s nature might be to gravitate to truth, but it simultaneously runs from it. It’s paradoxical, but so is human nature. But I… Continue reading Truth