Balagan is the Israeli word that comes to mind. It means confusion or a big mess. We are seeing it on more than one front, and it is affecting Israel and the people that live here. On one hand the icy fingers of winter have entered our homes, while on the other, the geopolitical temperatureContinue Reading »
When Israel became a nation in 1948, absorbing Jewish refugees and immigrants was a priority. On the ministry of Foreign Affairs website we read, “In accordance with the concept of the ‘ingathering of the exiles’ which lies at the heart of Israel’s raison d’être, the gates of the country were thrown open, affirming the rightContinue Reading »
It’s a new year. It is a time when we reassess our lives, make resolutions and start new endeavors. Whether we are determined to get fit, start a new ministry or change habits, all beginnings take effort. In Israel millions of people are in the season of new beginnings. I frequently engage in conversations, oftenContinue Reading »
Making aliyah—the dream of a Jewish family to return to Israel, the land of their forefathers—is an exciting event in the lives of new immigrants coming to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Haifa, Beersheva, and countless other communities across Israel. But such a drastic move also involves plenty of practical considerations. There’s only so much youContinue Reading »
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