Category Archives: Jeff’s Blog

Eyewitness: All I could see were faces of agony

We went to Mount Meron expecting an unforgettable cultural experience. Then we got trapped in the crush. We’re still processing what we saw there. We arrived at the entrance of the mountain shortly before midnight. My friends and I had come from Tel Aviv on a private bus through Jeff Seidel’s Jewish Student Center, seeking […]

Jewish Education – More Crucial Today than Ever

C.S. Lewis was almost prophetic when he wrote, “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life — the life God is sending one day by […]

Israel-UAE Peace Deal Highlights BDS Hypocrisy

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“Nothing to celebrate.” That was the response of the U.S. Jewish group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) to the UAE, ending animosity and non-recognition that lasted since 1948. Though bilateral trade that will benefit peoples in both countries, Palestinians included, easing the effects of climate change and saving lives in the operating room, they couldn’t […]

US-North Korea Summit: Good for Israel, or Great for Israel?

A groundbreaking and historic diplomatic summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea in Singapore has the potential to reverse the course of a conflict that has existed between the two nations for nearly seventy years. US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will meet […]