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Lifecycle Events Archives | Milestones Israel

THE PALMACH - IN OFRAH'S EYES

In a recent discovery when doing some research , it occurred to me the date Israel became independent (14 May 1948 )and the date the IDF was formed. May 31st, 1948.With a mere two week spacing these vital events apart, this is a vital indicator that Israel can simply not live without the IDF.Before the […]

Again Masada will not fall – The Abele's Story

Whenever I bring visitors to Masada I ask them: ‘What is Your Masada?’ What is most important to you in your life?  What will you never, under any circumstances, overlook or wave aside? The most common answer I get is: “my family, my children…” This week I once again had the opportunity to experience Masada with […]

Remember

“There is only one opportunity to see Jerusalem for the first time in your life”, Richard said to his children as we approached the famous observatory on Mount Scopus. “On this day, 16 years ago when I was only 26 years old, I lost my best friend,” he continued. “This person that meant that world […]

Pay it Forward

This blog is dedicated to a very special family in Kansas City, Kansas. Alvin and Sharon Cohen, this one’s for you! The seed for Milestones Israel was planted exactly 30 years ago, in June of 1982. I was in Overland Park Kansas at the home of Sharon and Alvin Cohen and their 3 children; Brant, […]

Yom Ha'Aztmaut - Israel's Independence Day

Happy Birthday Israel! 64 Years Young! Israel’s Independence Day is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of the “provisional government” read and signed a Declaration of Independence in Tel Aviv. The original date corresponded to […]

The Same but Different

This week, Gabriel’s Bar Mitzvah ceremony allowed me to experience the uniqueness of the Jewish people in a way I could never have imagined. Last Monday was a cold and rainy day in Jerusalem. After a few sunny days and wonderful adventures throughout the country with the Jacobs family;  After exploring Masada, visitng the Golani […]