University Trip: Sites in Southeast Shomron

Shortly after the Bar Ilan University department trip to the Kinneret I signed up for yet another trip, this time to some rather obscure sites in the southeastern corner of the Shomron (Samaria) not far from Jerusalem. 946 more words



Where is Samaria and who are the Samaritans? We’ll first explore the history of Samaria and then the significance of the people.


Israel was a united nation under King Saul, King David, and King Solomon. 583 more words

Bible Stuff

VP Biden addressing J Street, hours after terror attack, takes opportunity to criticize Israel

Biden’s Untimely Assault on Israel
by Elliott Abrams
April 19, 2016

Yesterday, Israel was assaulted twice: once by terrorists, and once by the Vice President of the United States.  139 more words

Israel & Middle East

Heal the Sick


In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke recalls the great persecution that broke out in Jerusalem after the stoning death of the deacon Stephen. 382 more words


The Credo of the Hilltop Youth

The following is an OpEd that appeared in Arutz7  on 29 May 2015

The credo of the “hilltop youth” is expressed in this article whose subject is the undercover police operation at Kochav Hashachar and the story of Elad Selah, an IDF soldier who has been jailed for alleged spying for the hilltop youth. 1,665 more words


Haftarah for Metzora—2 Kings: Response to Rejection

Every week of the year has its own Torah portion (a reading from the first five books of the Bible) and its own haftarah (an accompanying reading from the books of the prophets). 1,302 more words