The Jerusalem Light Rail: A Train to Nowhere

When the light rail was completed in Jerusalem, it was hailed as a new future for the city.  The theory led to policy, and the policy created a dogma to go along with it. The train represents, for the Jerusalem...

Restoring the Old

There are times when you are expecting the future to arrive at some point and there are other times when the future becomes the present, when time catches up to you.  Today was one of those moments when past, p...

“This Son of Abraham Has Returned Home”

I had an opportunity to sit down today with my colleague Daniel Luria, the executive director of Ateret Cohanim. Daniel is on the daily frontlines of battling to redeem areas of Jerusalem once filled with Jews. Thankfully in all of the darkness of the l...
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Overview of Terror Attacks in Israel

With terror increasing on  daily basis, there is no way to curb the violence without showing the Arab terrorists and their leaders that we are here to stay.  The best way to prove that is to build housing, espe...

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. That Shabbat I spent in doors as the IDF and the te...

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...

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 and the power of the youth of the Old City...and o...

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 ...

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 population until the 1929 and 1936 riots. Unlike ...

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 down. We have to stop apologizing for living in our...