Bringing Light Into the World

I’d like to say that I lost my voice (no, not the audible one, but rather my inner writer’s voice) and that’s why I haven’t blogged for almost 3 years, but the truth is that it’s been a dark period of inner and outer struggle and I thought it best not to publish those raw feelings here. My thinking at the time was that writing them might scare people away from making aliyah, and that it would be better to blog about them in retrospect when I would have gained a healthier perspective on the trials I was struggling through.

Six months ago I would not have been able to muster up feelings of pride for the IDF when watching this video, but tonight it brings me joy and I just have to share it with you. Continue reading Bringing Light Into the World


Counting our Many Blessings

soldier-shipFrom the awesome view of Jerusalem and our ability to easily travel there whenever we want, to the variety of kosher l’Pesach foods, the feeling of connectedness with everyone we meet, perfect holiday weather, and the smiles on the faces of the kaleidoscope of nationalities blending into Am Israel, we feel so extremely blessed to be living in this Holy Land! And that’s just the simple things… then there are the incredibly humble yet learned Rabbis who provide us with their sweet guidance and the men and women of the IDF who joyfully serve our nation. [continue to video…] Continue reading Counting our Many Blessings


Pray for our Soldiers

As the IDF launches “Amud Anan” (Pillar of Defense), please pray for our soldiers.

Praying and learning Torah in the merit of a soldier’s service for Am Israel was instituted by King David.  For anyone not sure what prayers to recite, Tehillim (Psalm) 23 has been suggested.  A list of soldier’s names Continue reading Pray for our Soldiers