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Reflections from Israel

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.

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

A Visit With Shmuel: Revava

Join me now, as I enter Revava…  The fall holidays are upon us and that leaves us very little time in between the holidays. So I was particularly excited to get in a visit to Revava before the holidays began. And what a visit it was! This is a community that is totally dedicated to … Read more

Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year

The Bible commands the Israelites to sound the Shofar on the first day of the seventh month (Numbers 29). And indeed, Jews have been celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah on that day for thousands of years, a day alternately known as the Feast of Trumpets.

Tithing

Both Jews and Christians tithe but do they understand the word in the same way? What does the Bible have to say about tithing? And what does tithing have to do with the Temple, the church, or with charity?  Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians … Read more

Community at a Glance: Bet Yatir

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on email Share on 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. Bet Yatir, in the … Read more

A Visit With Shmuel: Tene Omarim

Join me now, as I enter Tene Omarim… I was inspired by the natural beauty and the people, during my recent visit to Tene Omarim. An isolated community located in the Southern Hebron Hills, Tene Omarim is surrounded by breathtaking, serene desert views that have served as the backdrop to many Biblical stories. In 1984, … Read more

A Visit With Shmuel: Talmon

I traveled through winding, narrow, mostly two-way roads in the rugged hills of Samaria to visit Talmon. Talmon was established in 1989 by a handful of families, committed to reviving and resettling a Jewish presence in the Biblical Heartland of Israel. Located more than an hour drive from the nearest city, Talmon has grown into … Read more

Community at a Glance: Dolev

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. Dolev is located in an area full of natural streams and pools. Some of the pools go back decades … Read more

9th of Av

What is it? Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av (this year celebrated on July 17-18, 2021), is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. On that day, Jews fast, pray, and read from the book of Lamentations and poetic dirges. Why? Historically, on this day, a number of Jewish calamities occurred: The spies … Read more