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Jul 25 1 comment

Can Peace Be Achieved?

Can Peace Be Achieved?

Recently I was on the beach in Ramat Aviv, Israel with my dear Israeli sister Inbal.  The waves were crashing in on the shore with such force that it sounded like rolling thunder and sometimes a deep beat on a drum with a gentle brush on the cymbal.   I heard the laughter of children […]

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Jun 13 Comments

Return To Israel

Return To Israel

The last time I was in Israel  was October of 2013.  Over the last few years my tours to Israel had me returning on average every three months, so this has been a very long time for me. As I prepared for this trip, news reports began sharing about talks with Hamas and Fatah leaders […]

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Oct 28 Comments

An IDF Commanders Love for Lone Soldiers Lives On

An IDF Commanders Love for Lone Soldiers Lives On

Company Commander Benji Hillman was a member of the Egoz Unit, which is a division of the Golani Brigade.   Benji lost his life on this earth during the second Lebanon War. Benji Hillman was known for his love of  the soldiers in his company, especially those who were considered a “Lone Soldier”.   These […]

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Oct 3 Comments

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center – Ichilov

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center – Ichilov

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most progressive full-service healthcare treatment and research institutions in Israel. I find it utterly amazing that just a couple years ago, I was staying at a boutique hotel next door to the hospital that I am now residing in.   I have […]

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The Greatest Mitzvot

The Greatest Mitzvot

Mitzvah; Mitzvot: (lit. “commandment”); one of the Torah’s 613 Divine commandments; a good deed or religious precept; according to Chassidut, the word mitzvah stems from the root tzavta, attachment, the mitzvah creating a bond between G-d who commands and man who performs. http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/1533/jewish/Mitzvah-Mitzvot.htm ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Over the years that I have been coming to Israel, I have learned […]

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Sep 14 Comments

Experiencing Yom Kippur in Israel

Experiencing Yom Kippur in Israel

This is the second year that I personally have experienced the High Holy Days of Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot in Israel. My first year, I spent this time with my dear friend Adriane who is really one of my Israeli sisters. She took me into her home and family during this time. The […]

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Sep 5 3 comments

Peace in Northern Israel

Peace in Northern Israel

Today is September 3, 2013. The American media has been buzzing with news about a potential U.S. strike on Syria.   Meanwhile here in Israel people are getting ready for the High Holy Days beginning with Rosh HaShanah, which means Head of the Year.  It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve and […]

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Breaking News

Breaking News

BREAKING NEWS Israel Destroys U.S. Company: Tani Zarelli Is Accused of being a Co-Conspirator Reported by:  BD&T News Tom Hunter ll and Heather Larsen were found in a pool of blood, sweat, and tears in their office on Friday July 19, 2013.  Hunter and Larsen are employees of Borderless Designs, a local Vancouver, WA web […]

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Jul 23 Comments

An Unexpected Return to Israel

An Unexpected Return to Israel

In September 2012, I was blessed to be in Israel for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.   This experience blessed my life personally and it was a great time to take a lot of photos. When the time came for me to depart, friends in Israel asked me when I would be returning home (meaning […]

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Jun 7 Comments

It’s Been a Long Time

It’s Been a Long Time

As I began to sit and write this blog,  my first thought was “It has been such a long time.”   Then of course the song Long Time by Boston started playing in my mind. It really has been a long time since I have sat down to write and I truly hope that you […]

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