Leading With Your Heart


I subscribe to the Wall Street Journal for one reason: Peggy Noonan.

I may not always agree with her politics, or her opinions, but I always love the way she uses words.

Last week, she wrote about the massacre of over 1,200 innocent Israeli civilians by terrorists who serve Hamas. You can read the full column as a free gift HERE.

You may think you’ve heard enough about this.

You may think it’s an unpleasant topic and you don’t want to have to think about it anymore.

You may want to avoid what she has written for all sorts of reasons, but I’m asking you to spend one minute with her words today.

She knows her words have power and she uses the final ones in that column to help us feel something.

She helps us feel a bit of the immensity of the grief of a nation.

I’m so glad she did. I don’t want so many to feel they are grieving alone.


On a Zoom call this week a man living with his family in Israel told Americans a story. One of the young women killed at the rave was from Brazil. Her mother and sister flew in for the funeral. But someone on WhatsApp sent out word, a fear that no one else would be there to mourn. So the man’s teenage son jumped in his car and drove, and he had to stop 25 minutes from the site, traffic at a standstill, because . . . 7,000 or 8,000 people showed up, having heard that the family might be alone. My eyes filled as I heard it, and fill again as I write.

What a people. Hearts like that can awe and move the minds of the world.



If you would like the perspective of someone who is in Israel and is providing daily reports of life there right now, you can click HERE.

Noam Bardin, former CEO of Waze and founder of Post News, is providing updates from Israel. He does a good job of illustrating how many Israelis have come together for their country, in spite of the leadership that has been letting them down for years.