Being a Generous Angel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — January 7, 2020 — Recently, two incredible parallel but related things happened. In synagogues around the world, the Torah section was read recounting Joseph’s dreams, being sold into slavery, imprisoned, and then interpreting the dreams of Pharaoh’s servants. (Genesis 37-40) Even though we know that every word of every sentence is significant, its easy to overlook some …

Jonathan FeldsteinBeing a Generous Angel
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Silent Nights for Christians in Bethlehem
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 23, 2019 — I live in the Judean Mountains south of Jerusalem.  Outside my front door, across the valley from my house, I see, and hear, Bethlehem.  How do I hear Bethlehem?  Twice a day, if the wind is blowing right and if I am paying attention, I hear church bells from Bethlehem.  Every time I hear …

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Kay’s Story
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 17, 2019 — An anniversary is typically a happy occasion with fond memories. This week, Kay observes an auspicious anniversary, one which she’s just grateful to be alive to experience, despite the many challenges that befell her in 2010. I suspect that she’d rather not have had the experience to be observing the anniversary to begin …

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Israel’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 16, 2019 — While perhaps the answer to the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” is read from right to left in Hebrew, it still is “practice, practice, practice.”  Affirming that, this April you’ll have the opportunity to see the fruits of intensive practice of 48 young Israeli musicians representing Jerusalem’s Hassadna Youth Wind Orchestra …

Jonathan FeldsteinIsrael’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
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Hijacking Jesus’ Jewishness
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 11, 2019 — Just as sure as millions decorate trees, buy (and return) presents, and track Santa’s every move by GPS, get ready for what’s become a new vulgar Christmas tradition; propagating the delusional denial that Jesus was a Jew. The denial of Jesus’ Jewishness gets “better” by making up the claim not only that Jesus …

Jonathan FeldsteinHijacking Jesus’ Jewishness
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Amazon Invades Israel
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 7, 2019 — Amazon may succeed doing something in mere months that Israel’s Arab neighbors have not done in decades; invading the entire country. Free shipping and no taxes are their weapons. Unlike decades of war and terror to which Israel has been subjected, and which most Israelis do military service to defend the country against, in …

Jonathan FeldsteinAmazon Invades Israel
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A Day of Premeditated Rage
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — November 26, 2019 — If you heard about the Palestinian Authority’s premeditated “Day of Rage” this week, then it was probably “successful” from the perspective of being yet another hostile activity to protest and incite against Israel’s existence, perhaps conjuring up made for TV violence in which Palestinian Arab casualties draw higher ratings as Palestinian Arabs arm …

Jonathan FeldsteinA Day of Premeditated Rage
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Israel’s Hail Mary to Prevent a Third Election in One Year
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — November 21, 2019 — Barring a slim chance to form a government by the end of the day by Benny Gantz, former general and current head of Israel’s opposition Blue and White Party, Israel could be headed for an unprecedented third national election in one year. In case you missed it, Israel held national elections in April …

Jonathan FeldsteinIsrael’s Hail Mary to Prevent a Third Election in One Year
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Two Days Under Fire
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — November 16, 2019 — Under normal circumstances, most kids look for excuses to stay home from school, at least once in a while. This week in Israel, 300,000 kids stayed home from school a few days in a row. Under the circumstances, they’d probably rather have been in school. Beginning early Tuesday, Palestinian Arab terrorists fired more than …

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Putting the Baby Back Together
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — September 25, 2019 —In case you missed it, Israel held the national elections on September 17. Yes, that was the second time this year. Hopefully the outcome will not be a stalemate like last time.  Please enjoy this series of articles offering insight to perspectives beyond whether Bibi will be reelected. These details are probably not understood …

Jonathan FeldsteinPutting the Baby Back Together
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