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Resilience: Israel’s Reaction to the COVID-19 Epidemic

July 9, 2020

The Mayo Clinic has a definition of “psychological resilience” that is appropriate for Israel. “The ability to adapt to difficult situations. When stress, adversity, or trauma strikes, you still experience anger, grief, and pain, but you’re able to keep functioning — both physically and psychologically.” While the Mayo Clinic adds to its definition that resilience […]

Fanny, the Jewish Spy for Germany in World War I

July 16, 2019

Spying in the Holy Land is a very old profession, dating back more than 3,500 years to when a disguised Joseph accused his brothers of spying in Egypt. [Genesis: 42] Moses sent 12 spies to Canaan to check on the land’s inhabitants, defenses, and economy. [Numbers:13] And, upon entering the land after 40 years of […]

Gulf War Established Pattern in U.S.-Israel Relations

August 31, 2015

We watched as the Iraqi Scud missile passed high over our heads in Jerusalem during the Gulf War. I won the squad’s bet after predicting the missile was heading to the vicinity of Ben Gurion airport. We didn’t huddle in bomb shelters; we were a squad of “first responders,” Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserve medics […]

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