This Year, Share Hanukkah With the IDF

Chabad is partnering with Israeli students this Hanukkah to bring menorahs, dreidels, sufganiyot and more to Israeli soldiers living on remote army bases. Would you like to help?

IDF Song "Sunshine." The New Israeli Soldier?

It’s an interesting predicament Israel finds itself in. For the first 50-60 years of her existence Israel needed both tough soldiers and the image of tough soldiers to fight for and earn global legitimacy. Now she seems to have it, but the pendulum has swung the other way: the Israeli army is too harsh, too tough. It’s criticized for terrorizing Palestinians while Israel’s doctors are simultaneously helping every sick and wounded person that comes through their doors—often to little or no acclaim. I guess time will tell whether this new image of the Israeli soldier will replace the old one, and whether that will do more harm or good. For now, let’s just enjoy the “Sunshine.”

Israel And Hamas: Rockets and Responses

As Israel readies for all-out war to end the endless barrage of rocket attacks fired on its civilians, what does the rest of the world think of this newest chapter in the violence?