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Lech Lecha (Go Forth) – Genesis 12:1 – 17:27

So begins this week’s Torah reading. And what a reading it is. If there was ever a “Zionist” Torah reading it’s this one. And each year, we are reminded that G-d chose Abraham out of all the people of the earth, and made him the father of our nation and the recipient of G-d’s promises for the Jewish people.

Community at a Glance: Nofei Nehemiah

Facebook Twitter Email Print This is the series you have been waiting for – the chance to visit communities in Judea and Samaria, from the comfort of your home, and catch a glimpse of life in each and every community. This month, we will be showcasing the community of Nofei Nechemia, a young pioneering community … Read more

NIEUWS UIT HET HEARTLAND – November 2021

De oudere bewoners van Judea en Samaria hebben de komende winter hulp nodig. De winter is begonnen! Hoewel het nog te vroeg is om te weten of we een regenachtige winter zullen krijgen – iets wat hard nodig is in Israël, weten we wel dat de winter altijd koud is. En dat betekent dat voor … Read more

Noach (Noah) Genesis 6:9 – 11:32

This week, we read the story of Noah and the flood. “And these are the descendants of Noah, Noah was a righteous man, innocent he was in his generations.” (Genesis 6:9) Many commentators have questioned the use of the word generations – why the plural and why the addition of the word at all?

A Visit With Shmuel: Rechalim

Rechalim represents to me, more than anything else, is incredible bravery in the face of enormous security challenges. In this film, I show how Arab homes are located so close to the local kindergarten and how a concrete wall had to be erected to protect the children from Arab snipers.

The Battle Over Area C

the community of Telem is surrounded by hostile Arab villages, in particular the growing town of Tarkumiyeh. The land surrounding the community is in Area C, an area legally under exclusive Israeli control. The land is public land, none of it owned by any private individual, Arab or Jew. And, by law, in order to build or develop anything on this land, Israeli government permission is required. While the people of Telem are careful law-abiding citizens and only build new homes and public buildings after receiving government authorization, the Arabs in the area are blatantly defying government regulations and developing this public land.

NIEUWS UIT HET HEARTLAND – Oktober 2021

Bij het begin van een Nieuwjaar We hebben zojuist het Joodse vakantieseizoen afgesloten, dat het grootste deel van de maand Tisjrei beslaat, de 7e Bijbelse maand. Beginnend met de meer serieuze feestdagen – het Joodse Nieuwjaar, Rosh HaShanah, en dan Yom Kippur, de Grote Verzoendag, en eindigend met het vreugdevolle Loofhuttenfeest en Simchat Torah, is … Read more

Bereisheet (In the Beginning) Genesis 1:1 – 6:8

We begin the cycle again. Last weekend we celebrated Simchat Torah and read the final chapters of Deuteronomy with special ceremony. We then proceeded to read the first chapter of Genesis, as a way of saying that the Torah never ends, but every ending includes with it a new beginning.

NEUIGKEITEN AUS DEM KERNLAND-Oktober 2021

Wir beginnen ein neues Jahr Liebe Freunde, Wir haben gerade die jüdische Feiertagssaison abgeschlossen, die sich über den größten Teil des Monats Tischri, des siebten biblischen Monats, erstreckt. Er beginnt mit den ernsteren Feiertagen – dem jüdischen Neujahrsfest, Rosch HaSchana und Jom Kippur, dem Versöhnungstag – und endet mit dem fröhlichen Laubhüttenfest und Simchat Tora. … Read more

Community at a Glance: Havot Yair

Facebook Twitter Email Print This is the series you have been waiting for – the chance to visit communities in Judea and Samaria, from the comfort of your home, and catch a glimpse of life in each and every community. Havot Yair, a small community tucked within the pristine slopes of the hills of Samaria, … Read more