Category Archives: by Shmuel Sackett

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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69 Reasons to Love Israel: By Shmuel Sackett

 
This week marks the 69th birthday of the modern state of Israel. A lot has happened in the last 69 years and great things are yet to come – very soon! On Yom Ha’Atzmaut, however, we need to simply pause […]

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Seventy Years and Forgotten: By Shmuel Sackett

This past Friday I traveled north to spend a relaxing and spiritual Shabbat in my favorite city in Israel; Tzfat. Maybe I’m crazy but I literally feel the holiness as I walk around the old city. I love the quiet […]

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What’s the Next Jewish Holiday? By Shmuel Sackett

Try this test. Ask 100 fellow Jews the following simple question; What’s the next Jewish holiday? I would imagine that 90 of them will answer “Shavuot” while 9 might say “Lag B’omer”. That comes to 99 wrong answers. First of […]

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The Pesach of Today: By Shmuel Sackett

Imagine, that 20 years ago, you received a phone call from a friend who told you about a financial advisor who was like a prophet. Everything this guy predicted comes true! Your friend strongly advised that you invest your money […]

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Planting the New and Replanting the Old: By Shmuel Sackett

 
This week is Tu B’Shvat – the “Rosh Ha’Shanah” for Trees. Israeli schoolchildren all across the country, will leave their classrooms to plant trees… but this year, things will be very different. As opposed to previous years when the focus […]

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Modern Day Egypt: By Shmuel Sackett

The beautiful thing about learning the parsha with different commentaries is that many of these great Rabbis ask a simple question that flip things upside down. Did it ever happen that a well-known story in the Torah that you studied […]

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The Non-Zionist Zionist: By Shmuel Sackett

I attended a lecture recently on the life of the incredible Klausenberger Rebbe, Yekusiel Yehuda Halbertsam ztz”l. The Rebbe lost his wife and all 11 children in the Holocaust plus his mother, sisters, brother and 150 close relatives. Although he […]

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Huckabee and His Support of Missionaries in Israel: By Shmuel Sackett

I do not own a television but I work out in a gym which does have a TV. As soon as I enter the gym, before getting ready to hit the weights, I switch the channel (usually at MTV) to […]

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The UN Vote: It’s Not Obama’s Fault: By Shmuel Sackett

In the last few days I have read over 100 emails, Facebook posts and articles that had one common denominator; Obama betrayed Israel in the recent UN vote.
While I am no fan of Obama, I must state – loud and clear – […]

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