Saving Israel’s Political System

There’s wide agreement that Israel’s political situation is an indisputable symptom of a broken system. Suggested solutions then fan out in all directions, none getting much traction. The main cause of the breakdown is the plethora of parties that splinter Israel’s voting Middle, resulting in inordinate rule by the strict-discipline radical religious parties: the tail…

Full Year Of Science-Friendly Tor•âhꞋ Family Bedtime Bible Stories

Parashat Mishpatim Coming up last Shabat in 5779.11 (first Shabat in 2019.02). Most complicated subject matter to format (material covers 7 years, arranged by Shemitah years). It’s been a long siege getting this one done. Hope yall enjoy it and learn. To review, these Bible stories are a parental syllabus. Written at a parental, science-friendly,…

New Year: Rosh ha-Shanah Or Idolatry?

Civilizations’ 3 Primary “New Years”: Winter, Spring Or Autumn? Winter – Most Recent “The early Roman calendar consisted of 10 months and 304 days, with each new year beginning at the vernal equinox.” In B.C.E. 46 Julius Caesar introduced first solar-based calendar. “As part of his reform, Caesar instituted January 1 as the first day…

The Science Behind The Christmas Star Of Bethlehem

The μάγοι (Magi; ancient astronomer-astrologer scientists) were from Persia (modern Iran). Following a star in the east, would have led the Magi east – to the coast of China near Shanghai looking out at the South China Sea /​ Pacific Ocean, not to Israel! The account in Lu. 2:8 describes shepherds leading their flocks in…

Without Exception, Israel Must Exact Prohibitive Price For Border Violations

“Thwarting” tunnel incursions provides no deterrence against continued tunneling efforts by Jihadists. That’s an invitation to our enemies to continue pursuing their violations of our borders at a minimal price – or no cost at all! Border intrusions by Jihadist terrorists via tunnels underground are no less a border violation than border intrusions by Jihadist…

From Stone Age Masks To The Golden Calf – mask

To Date, Only Three Archaeologically Provenanced Neolithic Masks Known The Media Line, 2018.11.29 – Although there are presently 15 Neolithic stone masks across the globe known to researchers, there are only 2 others whose archaeological context is verified. Ronit Lupu, of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Antiquities Theft Prevention Unit, told The Media Line. “All…

Lieberman Resignation

What we know Israel’s response to Gaza border riots & missile attacks was puny and feckless Netanyahu lied to Israelis, reporting fake news about unanimity to cover up some questionable secret strategy hope. Questions Remaining Unanswered Why did IDF & Netanyahu Wimp-out abandoning Israelis in the south under siege to a return of border rioters,…

Israeli Jews News Re: Pittsburgh miso-Judaic Massacre

Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) Reports Pittsburgh Jewish Community Blames & Repulses Pres. Trump The Pittsburgh Jewish community, being first and foremost anti-Trump Democrats, harp the Democrat socialist line – blaming Trump for the hate massacre. “A number of officials in the Pittsburgh Jewish community wrote an open letter to US President Donald Trump asking…

Torah-centric Egalitarian Pluralism In Israel

Ratio: Israeli Reform Jews : Israeli Kha•reid•imꞋ “There’s a gnawing hunger among the great moderate majority of Israeli Jews for a Tōr•âhꞋ-centric, RabꞋi Hi•leilꞋ–Ram•ba”mꞋ egalitarian pluralism around which to orbit. So, eight percent of Jewish Israelis identify with the Reform movement, five percent with Conservative. That’s 13%, that’s 800,000 people named in the study –…

Trump’s Peace Plan: Not As Suggested!

I, and the nation of Yisraeil, will always be grateful to Pres. Trump for his unparalleled support of Yisraeil, most notably in moving the U.S. Embassy to Yᵊrushalayim. Pres. Trump is guaranteed a perpetual place in Judaic history for his courageous and historical act of truly Biblical proportions. Nevertheless, I remain logical – pragmatic and…