This past Shavuot, Yona Baumel, eighty-one, returned his soul to his Creator, without his son Zecharya having been returned to him. Zecharya and five other soldiers were missing after the chaotic… Read more
Toby Klein Greenwald
Toby Klein Greenwald is a journalist, educator and community theater director.
Sixteen years ago, I published an article in Jewish Action entitled “Breezes of Redemption.” It was reflective and hopeful, and predated the second intifada, the Expulsion from Gush Katif, the Second… Read more
“We gratefully thank You… for Your miracles that accompany us daily.” (Shemoneh Esrei, Siddur) The first of the Ten Commandments, “I am your God,” is more of a statement than a command. With it, God… Read more
View of the reconstructed Kfar Etzion Courtesy of the Kfar Etzion Archives During the months bridging the vote on the partition plan (November 29, 1947) and the birth of the State of Israel (May 15,… Read more
Some personal memories of landmark historical moments. Map of Gush Etzion, 1947: Some twenty kilometers from Jerusalem, nestled between Bethlehem and Hebron and among numerous Arab villages, were the… Read more
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