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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]
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 […]
Tisha B’av is over and the time for comfort has arrived. Since the next fast day is far away, a whopping 46 days (yes, I counted), there’s plenty of time to focus on food, fun and swimming. There’s just one […]Read More
I want to state loud and clear – in the opening sentence of this article – that I do not cry over the loss of the Bet Ha’Mikdash during the Three Weeks and Nine Days. Yes, I fasted on the […]Read More