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Day 139: Iron Swords War

By Leah Garber Everything but Lonely Imagine your son or daughter, graduating from 12 years of schooling and instead of joining their friends in academic studies, they pack their bags, … Continued

The Diameter of the Bomb

By Doron Krakow The Diameter of the Bomb Yehuda Amichai | יהודה עמיחי was one of Israel and the Jewish world’s foremost poets. Born Ludwig Pfeuffer in Würzburg, Germany, in … Continued

Day 31: Iron Swords War

By Leah Garber The fifth week of the war has begun, bringing with it more casualties, new graves being dug, and words of farewell interwoven with heartbreaking cries that tear … Continued

Day 27: Iron Swords War

By Leah Garber Like most soldiers who serve at least three years of intense, dangerous, and stressful mandatory army service, 25-year-old Lieutenant Yuval Zilber, a reservist soldier in an infantry … Continued

Day 26: Iron Swords War

By Leah Garber Yesterday I gave myself a day of grace, allowing my heart—filled with gratitude for the rescue of the soldier from her captors in Gaza—to lead the way, … Continued

Day 20: Iron Swords War

By Leah Garber When poet Haim Gouri, z”l, an Israel Prize laureate, was asked about his well-being, he would answer: “I am doing as well as my country is,” which … Continued

Day 19: Iron Swords War

By Leah Garber The parents of October 7, 2023  “A global humanitarian catastrophe” is how Rachel Goldberg-Poulin—the mother of 23-year-old Hersh who was kidnapped to Gaza after the massacre at … Continued

Day 10: Iron Swords War

By Leah Garber Is there a more painful, horrifying, moving image than this collage showing the kidnapped and missing children, all being held hostage in Gaza? Will these beautiful, happy … Continued