Tag Archives: aliyah

The 2000 Year Old Prayer: By Shmuel Sackett

Jews all over the world, have been saying these words for 2,000 years. Millions of tears have been shed clinging to the hope that – one day – these words would come true. Incredibly, after all that has happened to […]

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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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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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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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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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