Category Archives: by Shmuel Sackett

Don’t Make Aliyah Because of a Hurricane: By Shmuel Sackett

Five years ago, after Hurricane Sandy, I wrote an article which began with the following words; “In the last 24 hours (since the hurricane), I received 10 phone calls and over 30 emails from fellow Israelis telling me to write […]

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The Disappearing Jews: By Shmuel Sackett

We are all familiar with the horrific number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. The number – 6,000,000 – has become part of us and we will never forget it. The problem, however, is that while WWII has ended, the […]

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If You Build It, Will They Come? By Shmuel Sackett

One of my favorite movies is “Field of Dreams”, a 1989 classic starring Kevin Costner. In this movie, Costner plays an Iowa corn farmer named Ray Kinsella. Costner’s character is a huge baseball fan who keeps having dreams, with the […]

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The Stores Were Closed: By Shmuel Sackett

I admit it. Guilty as charged. When it comes to the Jewish nation in the Land of Israel, I am always looking for the good and the positive. I have been accused of being an eternal optimist and I proudly […]

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How to Cry: By Shmuel Sackett

We’ve been taught lots of things before, but the goal of this article is to teach you something you have never learned before; How Jews are supposed to cry. Unfortunately, our history is replete with many tears; “By the rivers […]

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We Need the Jewish Women: By Shmuel Sackett

 
Ask your fellow Jew the following question and see if he/she answers it correctly: “Who were the people lucky enough to leave Egypt and actually enter the Land of Israel 40 years later?” My guess is that the overwhelming answer […]

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27 Years and Still Smiling: By Shmuel Sackett

Note: I originally wrote this article 5 years ago on my 22nd Aliyah anniversary and update it each year. I hope you enjoy it.
Today I celebrated my 27th Aliyah anniversary… and I am still smiling!
I still break my teeth speaking […]

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Why Didn’t Nikki Haley Visit Finland? By Shmuel Sackett

Nikki Haley, America’s newest Ambassador to the United Nations, just returned from a very important international trip. It was her second trip since becoming Ambassador. Which country did she visit? Well, the UN has 193 member countries, so the choices […]

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What Did You Buy on Memorial Day? By Shmuel Sackett

Memorial Day was “celebrated” this week in the USA and, as you will see, was much different from the same day in Israel.
I can live to be 1,000 and I will never get used to the fact that Memorial Day […]

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It’s Been 50 Years – End the Occupation! By Shmuel Sackett

How long can people occupy a land? How long can innocent civilians live under difficult conditions? How much blood must be shed until we realize that this is simply not working? It has been 50 years since the 6 Day […]

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