Truth Will Bring Peace

I have been in Israel for over 14 years now.  I still remember my second Shabbat in Israel spent in Hevron where my friends and I were shot at with a spray of bullets as we walked back from our Shabbat meals. T...

The Beit Knesset is in Our Hands

It is not every morning you feel that the redemption is unfolding around you. This morning I had the merit of witnessing the final 2/3 of the Yemenite Beit Knesset in the Old Yemenite Village of Jerusalem r...

The Arabs Have Understood We Are the Sovereign

I spent time today with Rabbi Ben Packer of the Heritage House, based in the Old City. We covered security, politics, settlements, and more. Ben is one of the few people I know that is unstoppable on the front lines in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria. ...

A Widow Returns Home

Yesterday, Neta Lavi came "home" to her wider "family" of friends, the Old City youth and the general Ateret Cohanim community. Yesterday, Neta and her family saw the empathy, the resilience, the strength ...

Arab Doctor In Hiding

It seems the doctor on staff of Kupat Cholim Leumi across the street from Beit Wittenberg at the time of the murder of Rav Nechemia Lavi and Aharon Banita is in hiding.  Why?  Although it was obvious that Adele...

Defiance at Beit Wittenberg

Daniel Luria, Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim gives over a powerful statement in the Wittenberg House, home of the murdered Rav Nechemia Lavi. Filming took place during an interview with the Nation. Learn more about Beit Wittenberg and its current connect...

Beit Wittenberg is the Key to Jerusalem

When walking down Hagai Street these days, the tension is palpable. Most people see the area as historically Muslim, but Hagai Street running North South to Sha'ar Shechem (Damascus Gate) had bustling Jewish po...

Musrara: Battleground Jerusalem

In this edition of Build Jerusalem's Weekly Podcast, David Mark speaks to Build Jerusalem's Director of Operations Shai Atanelov about life on Jerusalem's front lines....

Rechov HaGai: Changing the Facts on the Ground

With all of the pain and sadness of the last few days some good is coming from it.  Jews of all backgrounds danced the <strong>Second Hakafot</strong> in the square where two Jewish souls were cut d...

Great News from Kfar HaTeimanim

Very early Thursday morning...a few hours ago (TO AVOID UNNECESSARY FRICTION WITH SOME OF THE LOCAL ARABS DURING THE DAY) Jewish families and Yeshiva students entered a large premises, which is located in the old Yemenite Hekdesh in the Shiloach, on the slopes...

The Revolution Can Come At Any Moment

Revolutions come when a populace has lost the ability to make necessary change through ordinary means. Israelis from all spectrums of society feel they live in a country that has gone mad.  Prices are too high,...

In State We Trust

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell, 1984 When the Palmach fighters won control of the State from the Irgun and Lehi, a white washi...

Building In Jerusalem is Key to Our Survival

Why is Jerusalem such a conflicted place when it comes to our national direction?  There is this feeling and has been since 1967 that if we just give on something then we will reach acceptance with our neighbors and the world.  Of course we know this is not th...