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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 […]

Hello world!

By Pinchas - Last updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 has now moved to a new server. Please let us know if something is not working correctly. Oh, and make Aliyah!

Become a Legend

By Uriah - Last updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One of the themes of Channukah commonly focused on is the idea of dispelling darkness with light. This is physically represented by the central mitzvah of Channukah – lighting the Menorah. Conceptually it is the light of Torah dispelling the darkness of Greek thought and culture. One may make the mistake of oversimplifying things by […]

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 […]

Absolutely Hilarious Sukkot Video

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, October 24, 2011

I don’t usually post random videos on our website, but this video made me laugh until I had tears in my eyes.  A little post-Sukkot humor for you. It was posted as a video response to our Sukkot video.

Watch Yishai in Fiery Fox News Debate

By Yishai - Last updated: Sunday, October 2, 2011

For you debate lovers, a real treat – Yishai takes on a former Israeli ambassador involved in the Oslo Accords and a current member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council.

Looking Good for the New Year

By Yishai - Last updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011

Countdown to Rosh Hashanah. The mission: to figure out what I need to cook for the holiday (in between the small tasks of trying to return to my best self, repair any fissures in my relationship with G-d, and gain absolution for my sins of the past entire year). Go to Google Translate, paste in: […]

Our Response to Terror

By Yishai - Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2011

Leah Tells it Like It Is in Rosh Tzurim

By Yishai - Last updated: Monday, July 25, 2011

Of course, here at Kumah, we like to share the poignant moments, the in-depth analysis, the deep spiritual journeys that comprise life in Israel.  But we also like to stick our hands in the dirt and have fun every now and again. So Yishai, Leah and I headed off to Rosh Tzurim, home of the […]

Yishai’ Big Week: Cohanim, Glenn Beck, and Aliyah. whew!

By Yishai - Last updated: Friday, July 15, 2011

Hey folks! Things have been exciting recently for your old pals at Kumah.  We just put out what is – in my opinion – our best video to date, called “Under the Prayer Shawl – Secrets of the Priestly Blessing”, all about Birkat Cohanim and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  Don’t miss it! This week, not […]