Archive for December, 2010

A Simple Movie about a Simple Truth

By Yishai - Last updated: Tuesday, December 28, 2010

BTW: The Chanukiya on the caravan synagogue was a Kumah project in Beit El!

Zionism vs Anti-Zionsim – Do we need both?

By Uriah - Last updated: Saturday, December 25, 2010

  One of the most critical philisophical divides of the Jewish people in modern history has been the split over Zionism. Taka- some of the biggest problems in this country probably stem from the fact that many of us can’t even agree if this country should exist or not in the first place, so how […]

“Israel Now” by Tefilla Buxbaum

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010

Is the future of American Jewry secure? [From Aish] In 1939, my father, Joe Kupfer, was on his way back to college from Poland to Belgium. The Nazis caught him at the border and he spent the next six years in a series of labor camps, culminating in Auschwitz. “I was as shocked when the […]

Prominent Jews Leave Amsterdam over Anti-Semitism

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, December 20, 2010

The process continues on. Which Jews will come next? My bet is on France then England with Germany and the rest to follow. The gathering in of the worlds Jews has only just begun. The only question is who will be smart enough to leave by choice and who will have to flee for their […]

Bringing the strong Jew back to Zion

By Yishai - Last updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Torah Portion Thoughts – VaYigash

By Yishai - Last updated: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

“Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt in the region of Goshen; they acquired property in it and they were fruitful and multiplied greatly.” (BEREISHIT 47:27) On this verse the Kli Yakar comments that the Children of Israel no longer regarded themselves as aliens sojourning in Egypt but rather as permanent residents. He teaches […]

Blessed Rain

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, December 6, 2010

THANK G-D, it is finally raining!!  The pattering drops are a welcome quenching of the parched ground, and a sign of hope for a country which stood in horror as the forests of the Carmel were burned to the ground along with 42 beloved Israelis. We dedicate today’s celebration of a long-awaited winter to the […]

By Malkah - Last updated: Monday, December 6, 2010

Welcome to a new Dutch website for friends of Israel!  And thanks to Google, you can automatically translate it to English, or any other language.  Dank je wel!

Standing up to Hellenism in 2010

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Friday, December 3, 2010

“When the evil Greek kingdom rose up against your people Israel to make them forget your Torah and to turn them away from the statutes of your will- You, in your abundant mercy stood by them in their time of distress, You defended their cause, you judged their grievances, you avenged them. This is a […]

Candlelight – The Maccabeats

By Pinchas - Last updated: Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Chanukah! (Too bad this was filmed in Chu”L. Still got a good beat and is a great way to spread the true meaning of Chanukah.)