I remember feeling overwhelmed (in a suffocating sense) by the over-commercialization of the December holidays in America (that seemed to begin earlier every year) to the point that I would stock the pantry and freezer, and be sure to buy all the wintery things we might need before January no later than the end of October. Sure, I’d venture out to pick up perishables from time to time, but usually alone so as to shield my son from the in-your-face/ears advertising assaults. So for those of you who are still in the United States (of Islam – sorry, I couldn’t resist!), here’s a taste of how Israelis gear up for the holidays… Continue reading Gearing up for Chanukah
Earlier this year I decided to tone down the number of political posts to this Aliyah blog and instead move them to Facts Dispel Lies, but today I feel the following videos are extremely important for you to watch (if you haven’t already seen them). They are especially important for those straddling the Aliyah-decision line, and those who have not yet considered Aliyah.
Geert Wilders, Chairman of the Parliamentary Party in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands (a country with extremely liberal policies towards Muslims) warns Americans of the draconian effects of attempting to pacify Islamists. Please take the time to watch both of these videos because his message and proposed solutions are critical to the future of the US and US-Israel relations. Continue reading 10-Step Plan – Elimination of Islamic Threat to Western Culture
It’s about time an Israeli politician finally defended Israel in such an eloquent and well-prepared manner! I especially liked his tactic of waving official documents in their faces and asking if these documents and the people who created them were lies. Questioning the validity of the U.N. was also a nice touch. Bravo to Bibi!
At 20:00 (8:00 PM) sirens cried throughout all of Israel in memory of the 22,570 who have been killed during their service in the IDF.
In my many decades living in the US I never experienced an American Memorial Day celebration as emotional as the ceremony I witnessed tonight at the Kotel (Western Wall); parades, BBQs and big shopping sales pale in comparison.
On this night last year I was lighting the menorah at Young Israel in Cleveland in remembrance of the fallen soldiers, and although it was a special night of videos and moving speeches – and I cried – somehow actually being here makes this night much more personal and meaningful.
Fortunately, Channel 2 News quickly published online their broadcast of the torch lighting and powerfully touching speeches of President Shimon Peres and IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, so you can watch it now (multiple videos on that page, so scroll down) if you didn’t catch it live.
At the time of this posting, Channel 2 is broadcasting a memorial concert live from Rabin Square in Tel Aviv Continue reading Yom HaZikaron
With all the Israel-bashing going on in the world – and fearful Jews in the Disapora avoiding confrontation with the anti-Semitism that surrounds them – I thought it would be uplifting to share some positive information about Israel with you, information that should make you proud to be a Jew.
Did you know that despite its small size, Israel is at the forefront in the field of high tech and new technologies? Unfortunately, those achievements are too often not known by the general public who only see Israel as a country at war.
It would do the world well to consider where they would be without a healthy and secure Israel vs. where they’ll be if they continue supporting Arab terrorists with their financial and media resources. Below are figures and a few examples which illustrate the vitality and creativity of the successes Israel has achieved in the fields of water, life science, clean energy, telecommunication, computers, etc. Achievements that have made a positive impact on the lives of just about everyone on the planet. Continue reading Israel: Facts to be Proud of
Then watch this video. Having lived here for 8 months, I can tell you that it paints a very real picture of the life waiting for you in the Holy Land.
Another reason to make Aliyah ASAP!
In a disturbing – but not shocking to us – interview with Fox News, Martin Mawyer of the Christian Action Network revealed his group’s documentation of 35 Islamic Jihad terrorist training compounds throughout the U.S.A. During their 2-1/2 years of research and investigation, Mawyer’s team acquired a video called “The Soldiers of Allah,” featuring Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, the mastermind and the leader of the Muslims of America in the U.S. The terrorist group offices are located at Quranic open university offices in New York, Michigan, South Carolina and Canada.
A quick glance at the map in the Fox News video (which Michael found on the Military.com website) shows one or more training compounds across NY, NJ, MA, PA, VA, SC, GA, TN, AL, TX, OK, CO, WA
Continue reading 35 Islamic Terrrorist Training Compounds Discovered in USA
Time seems to be compressing between devastating events. Let’s take a look at some headlines and happenings since the new millenium began – the year dedicated as the International Year for the Culture of Peace.
Continue reading Land of Confusion