Archive for April, 2010

Super-Duper-Markets Come To Jerusalem

By Pinchas - Last updated: Friday, April 30, 2010

Call me lame but I’m someone that gets excited over nice supermarkets. I get even more excited when those supermarkets are in Israel. And when a new store opens that can rival a supergiant like Walmart or Costco, in size, service and value and it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from my […]

Amutot in Israel

By Guest - Last updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

While attending a seminar from work today that dealt with the legal ramifications of being appointed to the board of directors of an amuta (nonprofit organization), I heard something very interesting. The lecturer said that while in England there are roughly 4,000 amutot, in Israel there are approximately 40,000 registered amutot! To put this in […]

Challenge your Rabbi about Aliyah

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Monday, April 26, 2010

Lately, there has been a sentiment amongst observant olim that the Rabbis we grew up with in our respective places of birth could and should be doing a lot more in their promotion of Aliyah and Israel in general. This feeling continues to come up in conversations I have with my colleagues and friends, who […]

Why I love Barack Obama

By Yishai - Last updated: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Originally published on World Net Daily: I love President Obama. I just love the guy. And with every mean thing that he does to Israel I love him even more. Why? Well, I will give you two reasons why Obama is good for Israel, and one why he is good for America. Obama is good […]

Overheard in Jerusalem

By Pinchas - Last updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Man 1:  So how are you enjoying Eretz Yisrael? Man 2:  Thank G-d! I’m enjoying it very much. I tell you I was always very very afraid to come. I was very worried what it would be like here. But the standard of living is so much higher than I ever remember it. It’s really […]

“Crash Course on the Arab-Israeli Conflict.”

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Here are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East situation. These were compiled by a Xstian university professor: BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY… (It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!) It makes sense and it’s not slanted. Jew and non-Jew — it doesn’t matter. 1. Nationhood and Jerusalem: Israel became a […]

Sinat Chinam

By Uriah - Last updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rumor has it that Rav Mordechai Eliyahu shlita recently said after coming out of a coma that it had been reveled to him that the Mashiach was supposed to come on Pesach but due to the prayers of two very big tzaddikim his coming was postponed. After thousands of years of praying for Mashiach’s arrival […]

Independence Day at Gan Sacher

By Guest - Last updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

After nearly 14 years of living in Israel I finally did the ultimate, the Independence Day barbecue in Jerusalem’s Gan Sacher! Although until now I usually stayed away from such crowded events, the truth is today’s event was thoroughly enjoyable. In addition to the fact that we were together with several families, each with many […]

the unofficial must see history of israel

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, April 19, 2010

What I should have said to the man in the park

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, April 19, 2010

This past Shabbat lunch a bunch of us had a picnic in the park area surrounding the new buildings of Arnona in Jerusalem. It was a beautiful day. The weather was perfect, the friends were fun and the food was good. At one point midway through the meal a stranger showed up to our area. […]