Bibi is Back in the Saddle

Bibi is Back in the Saddle

Pros and cons, from a Messianic perspective, regarding Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power. It once seemed impossible, then unlikely, and now it is happening. Benjamin Netanyahu, also known as Bibi, Israel’s Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021, is...
The more things change…

The more things change…

  After Israel’s most recent election, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—you may remember him—has ended Israel’s political deadlock in the opinion of Times of Israel blogger Sheldon Kirshner. Netanyahu and his coalition secured 64 of the Knesset’s 120...
Hanukkah and the Biblical “Silent Period”

Hanukkah and the Biblical “Silent Period”

The Maccabees made a lot of noise between the ministries of Malachi and John the Baptist. The setting of the Hannukah story is well-known to most Jews and Bible scholars thanks to 1 and 2 Maccabees, two books written during the biblical “silent period” and counted...
Apples, awe, honey and the joy of the Lord

Apples, awe, honey and the joy of the Lord

  Shanah tovah! It’s time once again in Israel and the world to celebrate the birthday of the universe, the day that G-d created Adam and Eve and Rosh Hashanah, the “head” of the Jewish New Year. On the morning following sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1 (September...
Israelis are Set to Go to the Polls. Again

Israelis are Set to Go to the Polls. Again

Lately, Israelis have gone to the polls about as often as they visit their dentists, but their participation in elections have caused more anxiety. Come November we’ll do it again, and the political maneuvering that has already begun is, as always, laden with drama....