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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
While the world panics, life in Israel continues… We are hearing a lot about the Syrian conflict which is causing much confusion. Many people do not understand the battle within Syria but Israeli’s do. Over the last few months, I have been in Israel and spent much time on the Northern border with Syria […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When you hear Israel, what is the first thing that comes to mind? What does the land look like? How about the people? These questions are tackled in this first installment of the new series, Misconceptions of Israel.
“Misconceptions of Israel” is the new video series hosted by Tani Zarelli. This series will cover topics such as people’s ideas of the look of the land and people of Israel, security, technology, and how the media has portrayed Israel. Please enjoy this short preview of the series and check back often for new videos.