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Coming FROM America

By Uriah - Last updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

For your reading pleasure… here is a nice description of some of the more significant lifestyle adjustments and challenges olim go through in the words of somebody going through it herself right now: In America I drove a Camry   In a skype call with the family back in America on Purim my father told […]

Culture Wars: From the Maccabees to Matisyahu’s Beard

By Yishai - Last updated: Friday, December 23, 2011

My new article @JewishPress: The war is as fierce today as it ever was. It is a battle for culture and identity and it is the same war the Maccabees fought oh so long ago. While the original Hanukkah victory had a military component, the battle was certainly first and foremost a fight against cultural […]

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 […]


By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Friday, July 8, 2011

The Middle East has been growing date palms for centuries. The average tree is about 18-20 feet tall and yields about 38 pounds of dates a year. Israeli date trees are now yielding 400 pounds/year and are short enough to be harvested from the ground or a short ladder . Israel the 100th smallest country, […]

When the world finally gets it

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011

When the world finally gets it there will be war and not peace. When the world finally gets it we here in Israel will be fighting both Arab nationalists and Arab religious extremists (basically everybody around us). Its fascinating how despite all the facts pointing to the contrary regarding the viability of peace with our […]

The Perception of Innocence

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recently with the recantation of the Goldstone Report many of us, myself included have been reminded of the situation in Gaza and in generally the fight that we are up against out here in Israel. Despite many good intentions towards compromise, we are facing an enemy that will wantonly fire from “innocent” civilian populations forcing […]

On Life and the Land–> “Go for Yourself”

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010

The first verse of this weeks Torah portion starts with the words: “Go for yourself”, from your land, from your relatives and from your fathers house, to the land that I will show you”. This first verse greatly personifies the very idea of what it means to have real faith or Emunah. By following G-d’s […]

On Life and the Land–> Finding Fitness Everyday

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Friday, October 8, 2010

Ok so until now I have been writing pretty exclusively on Politics and Aliyah. From this blog forward I am reinventing my blog and by extension my scope by adding “Life” and general Wellness to the equation. The name of my new blog is called “On life and the Land”. This particular entry is titled […]

Looking for love in all the wrong places

By Michael Berezin - Last updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010

The other day I was having a conversation with a fellow Jew about life, love, and Israel. This particular individual was from America and had been living in Israel this past year. As the conversation continued, he went on to tell me that he had come to Israel with an open mind and thought maybe […]

Check out: “The Tree of Zionism”

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Helen Thomas suggested that Jews should go back to Poland and Germany. The Turkish flotilla headed to Gaza was more specific, radioing, “Go back to Auschwitz.” But both are only bubbles on the surface of the larger narrative in the Muslim world that is widely redistributed by the left and the far right, that Jews […]