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For the Love of the People of Israel

By Elisabeth Hinze Doing your grocery shopping at the shuk (market) in Jerusalem can be quite the experience. Because the shopkeepers are inquisitive about their more »


What About Lebanon?

By Tom Brennan From the days of King Hiram and his help in building the Temple to the days when Lebanon was the only Christian-governed more »

Mahane Yehuda - Jerusalem Market - Photo by Ian Norton

Negotiating Israel

By Nicole Sivan Everything in Israel is a negotiation. Never accept the first offer. This is the number one rule of bargaining. Shying away from more »

Blood Red Moon over Jerusalem

Blood Moon (Part 1)

By Barry Rosenfeld The “Blood Moon,” also known as the Hunter Moon since it is bright enough to hunt by, is a phenomenon that occurs more »


Let’s Talk About Israel

By Tom Brennan Using your local radio talk show to support Israel. How talk radio works. Talk radio has grown as a phenomenon in the more »



I’m Passionate about Israel

By Elsabeth Hinze I’m passionate about Israel. That comes as no surprise to you, I’m sure. Yet someone recently challenged me about it. The argument went like this: yes, the Bible instructs us to support Israel, to stand with her, to love … [Read More...]


Israel: A Model for Perseverance

By Tom Brennan For most of us it’s hard to imagine how our Israeli brothers and sisters can live normal productive lives and still face the fact that they are literally surrounded on all sides by enemies or possible enemies. Israel has been … [Read More...]


These Streets of Miracles

By Esther Korson As of today, the 31st of August, it really seems as though ‘Operation Protective Edge’ is over. The cease fire, brokered by Egypt last week, has held. Today, the Home Front Command declared that all areas of the country … [Read More...]

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Israeli Life & Culture


On the Hunt for American Coffee in Israel

By Nicole Sivan Taking a cue from their European neighbors, most Israelis practice their coffee culture more rigorously than their religion.   Coffee drinking in Israel is a leisurely affair and only an inexperienced and untrained waiter … [Read More...]


Israeli Beach Culture

By Nicole Sivan Despite the current conflict with Hamas in Gaza, summer beach culture in Israel remains in full swing. After all, if Israelis waited for peace and calm on all fronts before allowing themselves to partake in the good things in … [Read More...]

Fallen on Hard Times in Jerusalem

Never, Ever Alone

By Elisabeth Hinze After weeks of refusing to see the signs, I had to face facts. My favourite (and only) pair of jeans was just no longer wearable. Literally. They simply fell apart. Oh, it had been a long time coming. But still an … [Read More...]

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Blood Red Moon over Jerusalem

Blood Moon (Part 1)

By Barry Rosenfeld The “Blood Moon,” also known as the Hunter Moon since it is bright enough to hunt by, is a phenomenon that occurs during a total eclipse of the moon when the moon is lit by sunlight reaching it through the earth’s … Read More...


The Month of Elul (Part 1)

By Barry Rosenfeld 'Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will not be angry forever.” (Jeremiah 3:12) The month of September coincides with the Hebrew month … Read More...


Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem

By Elisabeth Hinze Shabbat in Jerusalem… You can already feel it early the Friday morning. A sense of anticipation hovers over the city. Shop attendants who usually bark a disinterested “Ken?” (Yes?) in your direction will today make an extra … Read More...

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