Yom Kippur is a solemn day. A day spent asking for atonement, asking forgiveness for our sins and forgiving those we have mistreated. While I could take this time to elaborate on all this, I’ve decided to take a slightly different route. As important as it is to atone, after a 25 hour fast, my […]
It was a Friday afternoon, late into the Israeli summer and, unlike every other Friday, we were free of obligations. No work, groceries already in the fridge and food prepared for shabbat in advance. So we opted for spontaneity. We packed a cooler with cold water, melon and delicious nectarines and piled into the car, […]
My milestones are the milestones of Zionism. This picture was a new year’s greeting sent by my Grandparents, Moshe and Rachel Strasburg in 1931 to all their relatives that remained in Poland.
Last Thursday, the 2012 Paralympic games began in London with sharpshooter Doron Shaziri proudly carrying the Israeli flag at the opening ceremony. Though the Israeli Olympic team returned home with no medals this year, the Paralympic team has a much stronger record, and now a bronze medal compliments of paralympic swimmer Inbal Pizaro. Congratulations, Inbal! […]
Not everyone is given the best survival rate. Unfortunately, some people get sick when they are small. The fact that there are children born sick or develop an illness as they grow and develop makes me feel the need to help. That is why I went to the Hadassah Hospital while visiting Israel.
Our trip to Israel was an amazing and meaningful one. It was complete with riveting experiences and wonderful memories. We used all our senses to experience Israel. As soon as the black wheels of our shiny 777 El Al plane touched the hard ground of the runway at Ben Gurion Airport I immediately knew that […]