Nice try, France

Jack Engelhard, You tried. You failed. Here’s why. So we hear it was a bust. I guess it’ll be a year before you try again? Or are you already preparing for another go against Israel? This round failed because no matter how much honey you put on it, it still smelled like garlic. Leaders from … Read more

The Hand of Esav

Moshe Kempinski As Yaacov ( Jacob) returns triumphantly back to the land of Canaan with his extended family and his many flocks and herds we see his confidence quickly disappear. “The angels returned to Yaacov, saying, “We came to your brother, to Esav( Esau) , and he is also coming toward you, and four hundred … Read more

The European Union and the Yellow Star

by Rabbi Benjamin Blech EU’s edict to label products from Israel came out on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. The coincidence of the calendar is nothing less than remarkable. Last week, the European Union laid out new guidelines for labeling products from Israel. Farmers, vintners and manufacturers in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan … Read more

Breaking Out

Moshe Kempinski As we begin the journey of Avraham and the Jewish people we hear of a promise given to Avraham. ” “And Hashem said to Avram, “Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. And I will make you into … Read more