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A Near-Drowning

Caldron Pool(#270R/GKLM)


The best word for this spot might be grandiose. To the west water roars from a fall, where a river somewhere in the western wilds crashes over Narnia’s western border-cliffs to form the great, churning Caldron pool, deep and cold. 1,718 more words

The Leadership Briefing at ICEJ's Summer Conference

How fitting!  Just days after President Trump’s historic visit to Israel, and the Jewish celebration of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day, commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem following the Six Day War), I celebrate with Christians from all over America who stand with Israel! 677 more words

Current Events

Schizophrenic: An American Zionist in Israel

The Jewish Agency, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and other organizations charged with convincing world Jewry that its destiny is intertwined with that of Israel fail to mention, on their glossy websites and in their slick public relations toolkits, the single greatest sacrifice one makes when embarking on an open-ended Zionist adventure: cultural DNA. 678 more words

Middle East

Reconnecting with My Dream

I honestly don’t know where to put this because I am all mixed up. This week has felt like hell. Not just because of my banks mix up and the mysterious disappearance of 1,300 shekel but work wise. 1,497 more words


Wolf Council

Gathering Circle


What a sweet place you have wandered to. The forest trees here are scattered across a soft meadow of heather and wildflowers, and the sun dapples the ground through the leaves above. 4,136 more words

Wandering Back to Jerusalem

My lineage has “Wandering Jew” written all over it. Like many Americans Jews, I’m a hybrid of several ethnicities:  Russian, Hungarian, Moroccan – and Israeli. Poverty and persecution brought my ancestors  to the promising shores of the United States at various times in the 20th century, forcing their family to separate and split for years at a time, and in some cases, forever. 212 more words

My Times

knowing your place

They say that in Jerusalem, those who think they are the Messiah suffer from the Jerusalem syndrome. Here in Tzfat, there is a similar syndrome named for the city. 663 more words