Archive for May, 2010

We are all Settlers and most of us are Zionists

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Monday, May 31, 2010

Recently several far left groups have been campaigning under the slogan “Settlers aren’t Zionists”. The reason for this provocative and insulting tactic is to sway the average Israeli away and against a passionate, dedicated, and giving community. New clarifications by the Obama administration puts this population at numbers of over 650,000 people, which is over […]

SUPER-POWERFUL LETTER: FROM A JERUSALEM JEW TO AN EXILE RABBI

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, May 31, 2010

Dear Rabbi ____________, My wife and I made aliyah three years ago from New York, and are blessed to be living incredible lives in Yerushalyaim, Ir Hakodesh. Over Pesach, your name came up in conversation at our shabbat table which is why I am writing to you today. You see, I grew up in the […]

Picture of the Day: Hi-Tech Park in Petach Tikva

By Yishai - Last updated: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Amazing Power of Good

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, May 24, 2010

Sometimes, it can be challenging living here in Israel. On any given day all one has to do is check the news to see how true this is. Aside from the Arabs that hate us and want our land, and we who hate each other and blame ourselves for our plight, there is also unprecedented […]

Picture for Shabbat

By Yishai - Last updated: Friday, May 21, 2010

Go Home

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hi Yishai, Im not sure if you remember me but my name is Josh. Recently my friend steered me towards “The Story of the JDL” by Rav Meir Kahane which I haven’t been able to put down. In the last segment of the book Rav Kahane discussed his idea for an organization called Habayta. (you […]

It’s time Orthodox Judaism got better at marketing itself

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, May 17, 2010

Shortly, we will be celebrating the amazing holiday of Shavuot. One of the most central themes of this day is the commemoration of the giving of the Torah by G-d through Moshe, to the Jewish people. This event was the very peak and pinnacle of our existence as a unified entity. As one collective voice, […]

Letters to Yishai

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hey folks, sorry that I have not written for a while – I was away on reserve duty in the army. In any case, you probably know that I do a radio show on Israel National Radio. Well, I get a fair share of emails from throughout the world and I thought some of these […]

Galut is a Curse and Punishment

By Guest - Last updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Every time I read the long list of curses in the Torah portion Bechukotai, I’m always struck by the fact that being removed from Eretz Yisrael and subsequently being thrown into exile is considered an awful punishment and curse. It’s really very clear, stated in black and white. Yet despite this fact, Jews in galut, […]

Interesting Opportunity for Birthright Alumni

By Malkah - Last updated: Monday, May 10, 2010

Do you enjoy flying the friendly skies?  Looking for employment with a highly-respected Israeli company? This might be the super-cool opportunity you’ve been looking for! El Al Airlines is offering a stewarding course (please return your seatbacks and tray tables to their full and upright positions) for all of you who have participated in Birthright […]