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Newsletters - Part 80

Connecting To Shabbat – Around The World

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 On Sunday night, November 2,  I ran a Shabbat dinner in Amarillo, Texas, hosted by a wonderful friend of CFOIC Heartland, Mike Isely and his group Texans for Israel.   I have run programs of this sort in a number of different countries for the past few years, but it never ceases […]

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Southern Hospitality in Samaria

Fall 2014 It was a brutal, punishing summer for most Israeli families. Instead of family vacations, and day trips to Israel’s sandy beaches, the 2014 summer vacation was fraught with frequent trips to the bomb shelter, and characterized by conflict. For the Avitan family, the nightmare was magnified by the fact that they live in […]

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A Day of Prayer and Inspiration

This is the holiest time in the Jewish calendar. Just two days ago, we celebrated Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a day which is dedicated to repentance, prayer and fasting. “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Mark, the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a sacred […]

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Win This War

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 After 50 days, the war has ended. At least for now.  The missiles have stopped firing, the artillery fire has gone quiet.  Worst hit by far were the communities closest to Gaza.  The four-year old boy killed in Nahal Oz and the middle aged men killed in  Nirim at the end […]

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