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Jonathan Feldstein: Will There Be More Hamas Hostages?

Jonathan Feldstein: Will There Be More Hamas Hostages? Sunday, July 7 is not just another day. It is 275 days since the inhuman Hamas invasion and massacre in Israel, slaughtering 1200 and taking more than 250 hostages to Gaza. 120 are still in captivity

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Jonathan Feldstein: Israel’s Rockets’ Red Glare

Jonathan Feldstein: Israel’s Rockets’ Red Glare Americans around the world are celebrating independence today with vacations, outings, sales, bar-b-ques, fireworks, and more. As Americans wake up, Israelis are experiencing a modern “rockets’ r

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Jonathan Feldstein: Father’s Day With Hamas Terrorists

Jonathan Feldstein: Father’s Day With Hamas Terrorists It’s not every day that I read headlines at home in Israel and think of classic American folk-rock songs. In fact, it’s never happened before. Until recently.   As I was reading a particula

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Jonathan Feldstein – Recognizing Palestine

Jonathan Feldstein – Recognizing Palestine If you’re keeping score, to date 138 states have recognized the ‘State of Palestine,” most recently Ireland, Norway, and Spain. This begs the question, what are they recognizing?   They have reco

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Jonathan Feldstein – In Every Generation They Try to Destroy Us

Jonathan Feldstein – In Every Generation They Try to Destroy Us I came home early this morning from special pre-Passover prayers in which it’s customary for first-born men to take part, recognizing that if God had not liberated the Jewish people f

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Jonathan Feldstein: In Israel the Threat Is Real

Jonathan Feldstein: In Israel the Threat Is Real If you’ve been following the news, Israel is on high alert, bracing for an attack by Iran and/or its proxies. US and Israeli intelligence consider an attack on Israel to be a matter of WHEN, not IF. Follo

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Jonathan Feldstein – Two Queens, Same Genocidal Threat

Jonathan Feldstein – Two Queens, Same Genocidal Threat This week, Jews around the world celebrated Purim, the miraculous Biblical story of the Jewish people overcoming a genocidal threat by Haman in the Book of Esther in Persia 2500 years ago. Many

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Jonathan Feldstein: My Traumatic Yet Joyous Homecoming to Israel

Jonathan Feldstein: My Traumatic Yet Joyous Homecoming to Israel Coming home to Israel after a trip overseas to anywhere, for any length of time, is always emotional.   Choking back tears, in a matter of minutes I see the coast, cities with countless

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Jonathan Feldstein – Inspiring Voices from South Africa

Jonathan Feldstein – Inspiring Voices from South Africa News last week was rife with criticism of the South African government and its bringing charges of genocide against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Criticism of South Africa

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Jonathan Feldstein – Hamas Depraved Pallywood Performance

Jonathan Feldstein – Hamas Depraved Pallywood Performance In the Academy Awards, no one has ever heard of an award recipient standing before a jubilant and envious audience, and saying, “No, thank you, I really didn’t make this film and I do not

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Jonathan Feldstein – The Awakening of Jewish Christian Mutual Support

Jonathan Feldstein – The Awakening of Jewish Christian Mutual Support Like many Israelis, I have had the privilege over the last few weeks of stepping up and doing things on behalf of others in a way that has been particularly uplifting, especially

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Jonathan Feldstein – Israel: Hijacking Our Memory

Jonathan Feldstein – Israel: Hijacking Our Memory Controversy surrounded Israel’s observance of Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day, this week. As much as possible, given the social divisions the past month, political and military leaders of all backgroun

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Jonathan Feldstein: My latest article Personal and Raw-Why, What For?

Jonathan Feldstein: My latest article Personal and Raw-Why, What For? Throughout the streets of Efrat, the Judean mountain town of about 12,000 in which I live, on Sunday afternoon, thousands of people stood silently, in reverence and grief, to provide co

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Jonathan Feldstein – 15 Minutes Away from Terror

Jonathan Feldstein – 15 Minutes Away from Terror At 9:34 pm Thursday, I got a strange message from my daughter in our family WhatsApp group.   “For all those who asked, I am ok and alive.” Since nobody asked, her sarcasm coupled with a litt

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Jonathan Feldstein – Celebrating A Modern Persian Heroine

Jonathan Feldstein – Celebrating A Modern Persian Heroine Marzi Amirizadeh is not a Persian queen. Unlike Esther, an orphan in Persia expelled from Judea following the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem and exile of the Jewish people, Marzi is a nativ

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Jonathan Feldstein – Remembering Amalek and Being Festive Amid Terror

Jonathan Feldstein – Remembering Amalek and Being Festive Amid Terror This week Jews observe Shabbat Zachor.  We observe Shabbat (the Sabbath) every week, but this week is special.  Zachor means “remember.”  What’s unique that we are rememb

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Jonathan Feldstein: Israeli Perspective-Will Africa Be Blessed or Cursed

Jonathan Feldstein: Israeli Perspective-Will Africa Be Blessed or Cursed I just returned home to Israel after an extraordinary 10-day trip in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, a massive country in central Africa. I had always wanted to visit Africa

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Jonathan Feldstein – Praying for the Rain in Jerusalem

Jonathan Feldstein – Praying for the Rain in Jerusalem Israel is more used to giving names to military operations than storms, but this week, Israel is welcoming Barbara, a winter storm expected to bring heavy rain and even snow much of the week. Ba

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Jonathan Feldstein – Israel:The unscientific poll of my crazy friends

Jonathan Feldstein – Israel: The unscientific poll of my crazy friends  With nothing better to do than engage people whose opinions I had not yet asked about tomorrow’s election in Israel, yesterday I sent a simple message to a few dozen friends

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Jonathan Feldstein -These Are Our Peace Partners

Jonathan Feldstein -These Are Our Peace Partners When they’re not shooting rockets at us, inciting terror attacks, and celebrating and paying monthly salaries to those who commit them, they are distorting and trivializing the Holocaust.   What woul

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Jonathan Feldstein – Israel: A War, a Vacation, and a Teachable Moment

Jonathan Feldstein – Israel: A War, a Vacation, and a Teachable Moment It was the end of the summer of 2006, and my wife and I had plans for a much-needed family vacation. Within several weeks of each other that year, each of our mothers died necess

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Jonathan Feldstein – Praying that President Biden Stays Out of the Hospital in Jerusalem

Jonathan Feldstein – Praying that President Biden Stays Out of the Hospital in Jerusalem As President Biden arrives in Israel for a two-day visit, there’s concern about the possibility that he might end up in the hospital. No, not because of his a

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Jonathan Feldstein – Support for Israel is Good Policy, and Should be Non-Partisan

Jonathan Feldstein – Support for Israel is Good Policy, and Should be Non-Partisan I was grateful to be invited to speak at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s recent Road to Majority conference in Nashville. I was thinking about this in the context