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May 2012 - Milestones Israel

Ancient Jaffa in a Modern World

The port of Jaffa is where the first Jewish settlers of the late 1800s and early 1900s landed when arriving in the land of Israel. Visit this part of the greater Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality on your Israel tour for a taste of the ancient character and modern spirit. Jaffa is one of the world’s oldest […]

Rabbis and Bonfires

Today we celebrated Lag B’Omer. For the past week, bonfires have lit the night around the country as the citizens of Israel commemorated the passing of 2nd century Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (whether they realize it or not). Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi) is best known as a disciple of Rabbi Akiva and as the […]

Discovering Identities

Last week I had the most amazing opportunity to introduce two impressive women. One on a quest to discover her heritage, and the other struggling to maintain a long family history. Daniela and Margalit come from two different worlds but share a deep love for the Jewish people. Daniela was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She […]