Children & Youth Projects
Children and Youth Projects enable you to support the most precious resource in Judea and Samaria – the children and youth of Israel, the future of Israeli society. The needs are varied and include day care centers, playgrounds, youth centers and youth programs, education and special education. Indeed, CFOIC Heartland has done whatever it can to ensure that every child, regardless of its need, is given the best chance to grow and thrive.
Beha’alotcha (As You Raise Up) – Numbers 8:1 – 12:16
With the opening verse of Chapter 11, everything begins to crash. The nation complains repeatedly and is punished. Miriam speaks ill of her brother and his wife and is punished. And then, of course, comes the sin of the spies…
June 2023 Heartland Highlight: Tekoa
Tekoa, a vibrant community in the Judean Desert, desperately needs additional surveillance cameras to protect families from constant terrorist threats. Help them purchase vital surveillance cameras so they can protect their perimeter and keep a sharp eye on their surroundings. Your donation today can help save a life in Biblical Israel.
NIEUWS UIT HET HEARTLAND – Juni 2023
De betekening van Shavuot/Pinksteren We hebben zojuist ´Sjavoeot´ gevierd, Pinksteren, waarmee de Openbaring bij Sinaï wordt gemarkeerd, precies zeven weken na
NEUIGKEITEN AUS DEM KERNLAND-Juni 2023
Die Bedeutung von Schawuot / Pfingsten Liebe Freunde, Wir haben gerade das Fest Schawuot, Pfingsten,
Israel is an Independent Country!
I am getting tired of foreign interference in internal Israeli politics. I realize that there is a long history of foreign interference in Israel, particularly from the US and Europe. These countries can be counted among Israel’s strongest allies and for that reason, their interference is often the most potent. But what we are seeing today has crossed all lines.
Naso (To Carry/Appoint) – Numbers 4:21-7:89
Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, it is to be said to them: May G-d bless you and keep you, May G-d shine His face upon you and be gracious to you, May G-d turn His face to you and grant you peace.
What is Pentecost?
Pentecost is a little-known holiday in many Christian denominations. Its connection to the founding of the church from the Book of Acts is well-known but in fact, Pentecost is rooted in the Hebrew Scriptures. It is a holiday, known in Hebrew as Shavuot, that is celebrated faithfully by the Jewish people since Biblical times. Sondra
Bamidbar (In The Desert) – Numbers 1:1 – 4:20
To this day, all first-born sons to a Jewish mother are ‘redeemed’ in a special ceremony which represents the divine statement that the Nation of Israel is holy.
A Visit With Shmuel: Netafim
Just before Israel celebrated its 75th Independence Day, I had the pleasure of visiting the community of Kiryat Netafim in Samaria. As we drove through the neighborhoods, I encountered a heartwarming display of the residents’ pride and love for their homeland, as every balcony was adorned with Israeli flags and blue and white garlands.
Behar/Behukotai (At the Mountain/My Statutes) – Leviticus 25:1-27:34
This week’s portion opens with the laws of the Sabbatical year and the Jubilee. The first section describes the Sabbatical year – for six years the farmers will tend and cultivate the land and on the seventh year, they will rest.
Cry! For the Beloved Country
The film Cry! for the Beloved Country is an excellent introduction to the settlement movement – the biblical, historical and political background to what has become one of the most important and influential movements in the Middle East. The film will connect the Biblical story with the geographical reality, and will enable you to understand
Rabbi David Feld – Brave Pioneer
Nahala is proud to introduce some of the brave pioneers who make their home in the communities of Judea, Samaria & Gaza, and trust you will find these very special people an inspiration. American-born Rabbi David Feld, a resident of Kochav Yaakov in Judea, is not what you would call your typical Rabbi… or
Chaya and Shimon Ben-Dor
Determination in a Desert Outpost It takes special people to settle the Judean Desert. And there is little in Chaya and Shimon Ben-Dor’s cosmopolitan upbringing that would foretell the ability to successfully adapt to the desert’s pace and rugged landscape. Yet despite many hardships and obstacles, the Ben-Dors established Mitzpeh Chagit in 1999 – braving
Raphaella Segal – A Real Pioneer
Do you think it’s possible to find a real pioneer today? The kind that legends are made of? In the legendary community of Kedumim, founded in 1975 as the first Jewish community in Samaria for 2,000 years, it isn’t too hard. One such pioneer is Raphaella Segal, a founding member of Kedumim and an active
Laurence Beziz – The True Voice of Gush Katif
The voice of Gush Katif can be heard from the scattered exile of hotel rooms, dormitories, tent cities and high-rise apartment buildings all over Israel. Not a voice of divisive political mudslinging or baseless hatred, but the strong and mighty “orange” voice of faith, creativity and innovation that made the desert bloom. The voice
Interview with a Settler: Sondra Baras
An interview with a “settler” Sondra Oster Baras Director, CFOIC Heartland- Israel Sondra shares her own personal story of Aliyah and commitment to the settlement movement. Sondra Oster Baras was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in an Orthodox Jewish home. She was educated at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, a religious all-day school sponsored
David Goldman – His House of History
Born in Detroit, Michigan, David Goldman made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) with his family in 1975, when he was thirteen years old. After high school he enrolled in a Hesder Yeshiva program, combining mandatory army service with Bible studies, in Kiryat Arba, adjacent to Biblical Hebron. Little did he know how vital Kiryat Arba would
Noah’s Magic Touch Twelve years ago Noah Mandelbaum was a kindergarten teacher for four and five year olds in Carmei Zur, a community in the Etzion Bloc. A chance encounter with a Jerusalem family introduced her to their Down Syndrome child who was not finding an appropriate school placement. Noah had this boy on her
Natan Greenberg – Soul Searching
Natan Greenberg, known back then as Johnny, grew up in the U.S. He visited Israel for the first time at the age of 12 and he was hooked. His second visit was a few years later and he told his parents that he was moving. Naturally, they felt he was too young. Not deterred, he