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

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Boasting against the branches at the Feast of Esther

The coming week ushers in the worldwide celebration of Purim (the Feast of Lots). A Persian plot to destroy the Jewish people, hatched in the prideful heart of Haman, nearly led to the genocide of the entire people of Israel. Its murderous machinations were foiled by the hand of an

Marrying the anti-Israel spirit

“The days have gone down in the West, behind the hills, into shadow. How did it come to this?” (Théoden’s soliloquy before the Battle of Helm’s Deep, www.councilofelrond.com/subject/the-two-towers-2/). As the light fades in the West, as the world totters on the cusp of darkness, it is imperative that we understand

The black flag and the black hole

Under Paris skies Jihadi-inspired terrorism has become a hot-button item in the past weeks. On January 7, 2015 Chérif and Saïd Kouachi – two French citizens of North African Islamic origin (connected with Al Qa’eda in Yemen) – broke into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a Parisian newspaper known for

The Sanballat Syndrome

Bob Dylan said it well. “The enemy is subtle. How be it we are deceived, when the truth’s in our hearts and we still don’t believe…” (“Precious Angel”, © Special Rider Music, 1979). As Islamist terror stretches its icy fingers across oceans from Amsterdam to Paris, and from New York

If I forget you, O Jerusalem

The last few weeks have seen Islamist rioting and civil unrest break out like root fires on the seams between Jerusalem’s Jewish and Arab populations. Calls for violent opposition to Israeli rule on the part of Palestinian radicals have come from – jailed terror leader Marwan Barghouti (www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Jailed-Barghouti-to-Palestinians-Continue-armed-resistance-against-Israel-381454) Palestinian Authority

Tunnel vision in Gaza

On Saturday evening Israel Defense Forces (IDF) directed intense tank and air power against areas in Gaza opposite Kibbutz Nahal Oz. This was a standard military tactic, a ‘preparing of the ground’ prior to sending in a new wave of infantry and armor into the Gaza Strip – to bolster

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