Looking to the Sky

The skies this time of year amaze me. When going about everyday tasks, I’ll turn around and say, “wow!” Somehow the blue seems bluer and the white seems whiter, and colors we don’t see at other times of the year dance furiously as the sun rises and sets. Squirrel! This was just a few hours […]

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Passover 2020

During a Passover Seder, four questions are asked: On all other nights, we eat chametz (leavened foods) and matzah. Why on this night, only matzah? On all other nights, we eat all vegetables. Why, on this night, maror (bitter herbs)? On all other nights, we don’t dip even once. Why on this night do we dip twice? On all […]

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Psalm 23

Israel-based band Miqedem has released Psalm 23 – Quarantine Version. Turning on closed captioning (CC) will display the lyrics. I’ve had the privilege of hearing Miqedem live, and their wide-ranging talents and technical skill are the real deal. Their members come from several different countries and they play instruments from many countries. Please enjoy this […]

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I Stand With Bibi

On March 3rd, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the United States Congress. Simply put, he is trying to stop the Iranians from building nuclear weapons. His country’s very existence is on the line. Critics say this is grandstanding to garner more votes in an upcoming election, or that it’s an attempt to […]

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What Iran Sent

From  Iran’s Weapons Shipment Safely in Israel’s Hands. Thanks to Joel Rosenberg’s blog for spotting this Israeli Defenses Forces graphic first.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The UN chose this date because January 27th, 1945 is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Unfortunately, in the 69 years since, hatred against Christians and Jews has become fashionable again. In predominantly Christian countries Christians are now being branded intolerant, narrow-minded, radical, and dangerous, labels […]

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Do You Thanksgivukkah?

If you haven’t already heard, there’s a new holiday in town this year– so feel free to wish someone a Happy Thanksgivukkah. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah are happening simultaneously this year. According to Mike Evans of the Jerusalem Prayer Team, this hasn’t happened since the nineteenth century and won’t happen again for about […]

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Caprica is Burning

Fans of the Battlestar Galactica reboot will know exactly what I’m referencing in the title of this post: I’ve never seen a more poignant depiction of nuclear war than in that series. Tonight sources say that North Korea has missiles pointed at us and Iran could be just weeks away from having a bomb (especially if […]

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Stand with Israel

Because I believe in freedom Because I believe in democratic republics Because I believe in the rights of women and children Because I don’t believe in supporting terrorism, madmen, hatred, bigotry, dictators, bullies, or anyone calling for an entire race of people to be wiped from the face of the earth

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The Israeli Security Approach

The ‘Israelification’ of airports: High security, little bother – thestar.com. This article from the Toronto Star discusses how Israel’s airport security differs from the U.S. and Canada. We can learn a lot from a country that, as reporter Cathal Kelly points out, has a higher terror threat, but has managed to minimize the inconveniences travelers […]

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