In that day, I will restore David’s fallen sukkah. I will repair it’s broken walls and restore it’s ruins. I will rebuild it as in the days of old.

– Amos 9:11

Words

The Caesarea Syndrome

“My God, my God! May these things never end – the sand and the sea, the rustling of the waves, the lightning in the sky, the prayer of a man…” This poem – titled ‘A walk to Caesarea’ – was written by Hannah Szenes, a Jewish poet and partisan. Born

The Elephant and the Nazi

A small town in Germany In 1968 John Le Carré published his fifth novel, A Small Town in Germany. In that story, Alan Turner (a British Foreign Office official/spy working for MI6) is sent to investigate the disappearance of Leo Harting (long-term temporary employee at the British Embassy), who is suspected

“And you are not to fear what they fear” (Isaiah 8:12)

It has been said, “Two Jews, three opinions!” Our Hebrew nation has a long recorded history of theological debate, especially regarding rabbinic law and related discussions. In the Talmud (the rabbinic commentary on the Bible, codified between 400-500 A.D.) multiple perspectives and differences of opinion are recorded regarding each and

Passover flames

But now, this is what YHVH says, He who is your Creator, Jacob, and He who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you – and through

In a wilderness of mirrors

The English author T.S. Eliot once wrote: “In a wilderness of mirrors what will the spider do?” Should he attack what seems to be an incoming threat, or is that threat only a mirrored reflection of himself? James Jesus Angleton (CIA chief of counterintelligence from 1954 to 1975) liked Eliot’s

A person’s enemies are the people of his own household

Over 2,700 years ago Micah spoke prophetically of a sobering day coming upon the Jewish nation – a day when people would be at each other’s throats: Woe to me! . . . The godly person has perished from the land, and there is no upright person among mankind. All

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