Category Archives: by Shmuel Sackett

Israel at 70 – Exactly what are we Celebrating?: By Shmuel Sackett

The entire country is blue and white! Flags are flying everywhere and Yom Ha’Atzmaut will be the biggest and best ever. Everyone is in the holiday spirit and – in addition to counting the omer – millions of people are […]

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Is it Your Dream? By Shmuel Sackett

Life is very complicated and extremely busy. Even with all the modern gadgets that are supposed to save us time, adults today have less free time than their primitive, non-Facebook, rotary-telephone-using parents. On the positive side, we have Tablets (though […]

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The Five Words I Hate: By Shmuel Sackett

I realize the importance of being politically correct but we must be careful, that while following the rules, we still manage to be true to our values and ideas. I speak very frequently to large groups and write many articles […]

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Why all the Miracles? By Shmuel Sackett

Here’s a basic Jewish history question: From the time the Children of Israel left Egypt, until the time they entered the Promised Land, how many times did water split for them in a miraculous fashion, allowing them to cross from […]

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Two Forgotten Jews: A Happy Update: By Shmuel Sackett

Baruch Hashem, everybody is talking about the release of Sholom Rubashkin. It truly is a miraculous event and seeing pictures and videos of him outside the prison walls is unbelievable!
Back in 2014, when NOBODY was mentioning his name, Shmuel Sackett […]

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Israel is not a Charity Box: By Shmuel Sackett

With Hashem’s help, I am scheduled to return to Israel next week, after a long three week stay in the USA. I must admit that I have enjoyed the kosher Dunkin’ Donuts (maybe a little too much…), the sushi-filled kiddushes […]

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The Wet Head is Dead: By Shmuel Sackett

Back in the 60’s, the popular look for men was to have a greased head of hair. They used Vitalis or Lucky Tiger to keep their hair slicked back and looking good. In the early 70’s, Gillette changed all that […]

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Oh, Baby!: By Shmuel Sackett

I spoke about it, wrote about it and knew it was happening, yet nobody believed me. I had said many times that the Jewish birth rate in Israel was growing and that one day – very soon – it would […]

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The World is Waiting for Us: By Shmuel Sackett

This is the week that started it all. Avraham Avinu is chosen by Hashem to become the father of the Jewish nation. He will be the first Jew, the one who will teach the world about monotheism and the one […]

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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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