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True Role Models (Part Fifteen)

As Israelis suffer the stress of disengagement and the beginning of the dismemberment of the Jewish homeland, it is still important for American religious Jewish families to come on Aliyah.

True Role Models (Part Fourteen)

Unfortunately, the question as to where to raise your children and where you and they should live is not a hot topic in the American Jewish community.

True Role Models (Part Thirteen)

I once thought that my study of logic would prepare me to understand how the world behaves. Living in Israel these past months has cured me of this assumption.

True Role Models (Part Twelve)

Purim, which is not too far away, reminds us that people often can wear masks to hide their true identity.

True Role Models (Part Eleven)

The entire world is in turmoil and yet people ask, "When will peace come to Israel?"

True Role Models (Part Ten)

It is often hard to understand the attitude of American Orthodox Jews to Israel.

True Role Models (Part Nine)

Few countries in the world have the concern for its citizens that Israel has.

True Role Models (Part Eight)

Israel is center of the universe. What scientific evidence is there of this fact?

True Role Models (Part Seven)

One of the unexpected dividends of our coming on aliya 20 and 30 years ago is the practically 0% rate of intermarriage of our grandchildren.

True Role Models (Part Six)

There seems to be a whole group of people who have little or no knowledge of early aliyah from America, but who insist on making ridiculous statements about us.

True Role Models (Part Five)

In the 1940's and 1950's, many young American Jews were brought up with the twin goals of living in Eretz Yisrael and replacing the lost Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

True Role Models (Part Four)

I remember my first visit to Israel in 1956. I was attending the first American Bnei Akiva Hachshara training program in Israel.

True Role Models (Part Three)

It is hard for modern day visitors to Israel to imagine some of the situations that immigrants to Israel found 20 and 30 years ago.

True Role Models (Part Two)

Olim in those days left behind all their friends and much of their family, and, unlike today, found it expensive and difficult to be in contact with them.

The Orthodox Union In Israel

For the first time in its history, the Orthodox Union held its annual convention in Israel.

Israel Needed Arafat

By the time you read this article, Arafat will have died, and many will say good riddance.

A Planeload Of Joy

We in Israel need Nefesh B'Nefesh. Every time this organization brings in another planeload of olim, the welcome is so uplifting, the arrival is so exciting, the emotional high is so stimulating, that several old-timers go to the airport ceremonies just to be reminded how important American and Canadian aliyah is.

Human Chain

Two events that seemed to fit the days before Tisha B'Av happened recently.

Is It My Turn To Capitulate Yet?

I live in a settlement. I wonder when my turn to be expelled will come. The Israeli government encouraged me to move here.

Disengagement From Reality

As we see from the reactions of many of the Israeli government ministers, Arik Sharon negotiated with himself and decided that his plan for disengagement was a reasonable plan.

Demonstration In Favor Of Erecting The Security Fence

Hundreds of residents of Hashmonaim and the surrounding areas demonstrated against the intention of the Israel Defense Forces to capitulate to the Israeli leftist groups and the local Arabs.

A Million Dollar Dedication

The Yishuv community of Hashmonaim and Yeshivat Bnei Akiva "Ner Tamid" recently celebrated a beautiful Chanukat Habayit dedication of a million-dollar Beit Midrash.

Cultural And Religious Differences

I just watched the news on TV. Another "suicide murderer" blew up a bus in Jerusalem.

Yamit Revisited

When the Jews living in the Gaza Strip are forcibly evicted from their homes, what should be done with the houses?

70 Years And Growing

Chaverim came from every city, town, religious Kibbutz and settlement in Israel.

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