There's an important lesson to be learned in this week's Torah portion: Take the time to look at the 'big picture' and think things through before making a major decision. 

Whenever progressives decry the 'illegal’ Israeli occupation or question its very legitimacy, they should be asked three basic questions.

The Second Temple model at the Israel Museum is a fascinating creation well worth seeing. It is situated near the Knesset, the Supreme Court, the Bible Lands Museum and other interesting sites.

It is no exaggeration to say that the fighters at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai played a critical role in saving the newly born modern State of Israel from annihilation.