The Ark Restored Unto Israel

By Norma Zager

“And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests, sons of Levi, carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.” Deuteronomy 31:9

I’m going out on a limb here. There is a great deal of chatter about giving Jerusalem to the Palestinians to appease the world. Everyone has an opinion, one way or another, and most are political, some ideological, many religious.

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Whose World is the World?

By Norma Zager

“When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?” Frank Borman

Life is an interesting dynamic. Yesterday while standing in a jewelry store I struck up a conversation with two women. Talk of the economy became the focus and while they complained about current circumstances, one suddenly noted that if it weren’t for the fact that all those other people in the middle of the country were crazy, things would be better.

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When Jewish Blood Spills; We all Must Bleed

By Norma Zager

“There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.” Pat Riley

When the history of the Jewish people is recorded, it will point to present times as the last stop at the end of a once-great religion.

Why is this moment in time so pivotal? Jews have survived pogroms, holocausts, inquisitions, crusades and all other manners of murder and intolerance.

Why now should anyone worry or assume they cannot endure one more difficult challenge?

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Chronicling the Events of our Times

By Ari Bussel

This Postcard, like all others in this series, is about a period of time in the chronology of the Jewish People. The series attempts to weave a picture from individual incidents, using bits and pieces to create a whole.

Once a general frame of reference has been created, it is then time to zoom in, go into more depth, filling the rendering with sight, sound, emotion and texture.

Future readers would attempt to decipher what was it like to live during these dangerous times and how they led to where they arrived.

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Not a War. Perhaps a Recreational Exercise?

By Norma Zager

“In the Middle Ages, the Wall received another name—the Wailing Wall—as Jews were observed here lamenting the Temple’s destruction. A legend says that on Ninth of Av, the anniversary of the Temple’s destruction, the dew glistening on the stones is the Wall itself shedding tears.” Jewish tradition

Readers, I now present the riddle for today. When is a war not a war? Answer: When it is the United States attacking Libya.

This goes hand in hand with that other great riddle: When is a terrorist attack not a terrorist attack?

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