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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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14 Sep Posted by in Blog, Israel's Culture | 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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14 Aug Posted by in Blog, Israel's Culture | 3 comments

Music and Dancing in Itamar, Israel

Music and Dancing in Itamar, Israel

When most people hear me talk about this wonderful community that I love to visit called Itamar, or they here me talk about my friends Mayor Moshe and Leah Goldsmith I get some weird looks.  In America, most people have never heard of Itamar and in Israel, well they all know where Itamar is, but some […]

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08 Aug Posted by in Blog, Israel's Culture | Comments

Visiting the Yosef Twito Farm

Visiting the Yosef Twito Farm

In a recent blog post titled “Turning Evil into Good” Moshe Goldsmith shared his personal story about massacre of Yosef Twito.  On my recent trip we visited a farm that has been created and named the Yosef Twito Farm.  This farm has a petting area, a spot to meet and visit as well as an […]

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26 Apr Posted by in Blog, Israel's Culture | 1 comment

Israel Rescues from the Ash

Israel Rescues from the Ash

Once Again Israel Rises to the Challenge Recently my friend Noam Bedein was in Holland speaking, when suddenly a volcanic eruption in Iceland left many people around Europe stranded, including himself.   Several thousand Israeli’s, from all over the area, were trying to get home to celebrate their nations 62nd year of Independence.  We saw […]

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25 Apr Posted by in Israel's Culture | Comments

Experiencing Shavuos

Experiencing Shavuos

                            In Judaism there are many holidays known as the Holy Convocations or Spring and Fall Feasts, one celebration is Shavuos or Shavuot. In America we have holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day, where we gather for […]

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