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The Pride of Yaakov

The Lubavitcher Rebbe teaches that to ensure the security of Israel, Jews must act firmly and proudly. Currying favor with the world can only endanger Jewish lives...

The Sultan’s Sword, Part 2

In Part 2 of our Hevron series, the Sultan’s sword falls into the Machpela cave. Every one of his soldiers that tries to retrieve it dies. He threatens the Jews…

The Iron Necklace, Part 3

Why do Hevron brides wear iron chains around their neck? What can we do about a terrible drought in the Holy Land of milk and honey? Let’s ask the Elders of Hevron…

The Hand in the Wall, Part 5

The Governor’s son thrust his hand in the wall of the Machpelah cave, searching for incriminating evidence against the Jew that was “illegally” praying there. And then…

Judgment in Elul

For a religious teenager from a family with limited finances, especially in the USA and Canada where Torah education is so expensive, judgment begins way before Rosh Hashana…

The Safest Place on Earth

Some people talk a lot about having emuna. The people here in Israel – and especially in Gush Etzion - live it on a daily basis. It’s the sort of emuna that you simply can’t fake…

The Ladybug

“As I was contemplating just how much this little ladybug did not belong on my desk, it suddenly hit me – the ladybug belongs outside, and the Jew belongs in Israel…”