Archive for 'America' Category

Yehonatan’s song – for Jonathan Pollard

By Uriah - Last updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I once wrote this song in a letter to Jonathan. It tells of his long distance, but unwavering, love for his wife and the Jewish people, as well as the yearning of the Jewish people as a whole for Hashem in this bitter exile. Feel free to share with those you’d like to remind of […]

Where Have All the Maccabees Gone?

By Malkah - Last updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011

GENIUS.  Thanks to my mother-in-law, Zhenia Fleisher, for cluing me into this. ————————————– AMERICA’S JEWS AND ISRAEL By Gerald Blidstein From Tradition, Vol. 18 No. I, Summer 1979  “…uphold… ideas long enough, frequently enough, and with inspiration, and some young people are not only going to believe in them, they are going to believe in them […]

An American Oleh – a response to Jeffrey Goldberg

By Baurch - Last updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This was written by our friend Baruch in response to Jeffrey Goldeberg’s rant against the Israeli ads encouraging ex-patriots living in America to return to Israel:   Dear Brother Jeff, (Can I call You Jeff?)   I have been following your outrage as a result of the widely successful “Anti Diaspora” ad campaign.  As one […]

Terach and Anti-semitism in America

By Uriah - Last updated: Friday, November 4, 2011

There is a well known story concerning the end of last week’s parsha and the beginning of this week’s which appears in the Midrash. Terach, the father of Avraham Aveinu was the main idol maker in Ur Kasdim. Avraham, trying to prove the futility of the idols to his father, smashed all the idols in […]

My Bike Finally Makes Aliyah

By Pinchas - Last updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yesterday a Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight of 254 Olim landed in Israel. But aside from all the passengers that made Aliyah the plane held my dear bike which I left behind almost six years ago to the day when I made Aliyah. I’ve been mentioning it to everyone I see all week. But actually aside […]

Hillel On Osama Bin Laden

By Pinchas - Last updated: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Every week between Pesach and Shavuos the custom is to learn another chapter of Pirkei Avos. Last week we learned the second chapter. In it there is this very timely mishna which quotes Hillel: “He also saw a skull that was floating on the surface of the water. He said to it, ‘Because you made […]

Aliyah Down The Line

By Pinchas - Last updated: Thursday, May 5, 2011

A World View Interview with Benjamin Netanyahu

By Pinchas - Last updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Malkah Comes Home

By Malkah - Last updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011

It’s really nice to be back home in Israel.   My special thanks to Leah Bat-Tzion, who at 3 years old is one of the best air travelers around.  She knows how to buckle her own seatbelt, recline her chair, and has a vague understanding of why the lady illustrates inflating a yellow vest. I […]

Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011

Howdy, Y’all! I’m back on my old stompin’ grounds in North Texas – it’s good to be back! It snowed today, calling back giddy childhood memories of rare days off of school due to the impossibility of winning a war with a massive 2 inches of snow. This is not New Jersey. We have had […]