An amazing idea,story,product that I only came across on coincidence.After visiting the Art Fair in Tel Aviv last Tuesday Nachlat binyamin, and returning back home, my roommate told me of a company or organisation called “rockets into roses”.An amazing idea which I will explain in a nutshell but really worth visiting their website to get […]
Aliyah (to go up, ascend) is the term used for Jews of the Diaspora that choose to move to Israel (to make Aliyah). I come from a uniquely American/Israeli family in that I am the 3rd generation in a row to make Aliyah. I took the plunge on August 10th, 2006. My older sister made […]
Growing up in Israel in the 1970’s, there were 2 Esther’s in my life. There was, of course, Queen Esther that made her grand appearance once a year during the holiday of Purim. And then there was Esther Roth Shahamorov, a legendary athlete. Both women were heroes of mine. Queen Esther of the Book of […]
Tu B’Shevat was always a big celebration in our home. My mother’s name was Ilana אילנה, tree in Hebrew, and she was born on Tu b’Shevat in 1937. Her birthday was always celebrated around a table filled with delicious dried fruits and nuts. My mother loved trees and even our names reflect this love. My […]
“Israel is like a distant cousin that I care about but I never call.” This is one of the best descriptions I have ever heard about the relations between Jews in the diaspora and Israelis. Jews in the diaspora care about Israel. They donate money, attend demonstrations, sign petitions and even help pass laws that […]
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.
The London Olympics will be kicking off later this week and the world is excited to watch the world’s top athletes compete for gold. These particular Olympic games are also marred by a black shadow, the 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympics in 1972.
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, […]
Today we remember Israel’s brave men and women in uniform who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Today we will remember our fallen and victimes of terror. Today, we will salute our defenders and say ‘Am Yisrael Chai’! Yom Hazicharon, a memorial day for all of the terror victims and soldiers that lost […]
Last week was Holocaust remembrance day and I am remiss to not have added this post sooner. Passover this year was a very hectic period and now I must hunker down and make up for lost time. In honor of Yom Ha’Shoah, I found an old blog post written shortly after moving to Israel from […]