web analytics
January 29, 2015 / 9 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »
POSTCARD

Things You See from Over Here

We stare at the images of devastation, both to personal property and to the very shoreline of the Eastern Seaboard, and we are aghast.
Monsey

Now, Israel could stand to improve a whole lot, no doubt about it. I suspect that a million U.S. Jews could help with those improvements. A million Russians did, in very significant ways.

To be perfectly frank, I rarely bother to read the type of articles I just submitted for your consideration. But I hope that you’ll treat it seriously, because I know and love so many of you, and because I have a pretty good idea just how much better off you would be over here.

It’s 75 degrees in Netanya on an early Sunday morning. We expect 85, with a nice breeze in the afternoon. We get the occasional rain here, but it is rarely the frozen type. When we get two days of snow in Jerusalem the whole country goes nuts. Otherwise our weather is quite predictable: warm with a chance of a little less or a little more warm.

Come home to where it’s safe and pleasant, folks, we miss you.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

18 Responses to “Things You See from Over Here”

  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    What a wonderful blog Yori.
    To be honest, the pictures posted of N.Y & N.J. look like Ehud Barak (soon to be replaced) visits to Judea and Samaria.
    There were always political, financial, and religious reasons for not coming to Israel; however, now the "tide" has changed. Israel is the only real place for the Jews.
    Tzvi Fishman has been quoting Rav Kook, Rav Kahana and other big Rabbis who support making T’shuva and moving/living in Israel; so, it would behoove every Diasporah Jew to read Tzvi’s blogs and books for they are life savers. T’shuva is not only a return to Israel but also a return to G-d.

  2. Yori Yanover says:

    Thank you, Liad. I agree that in the past Israel was the place for "ruchnius" spirituality, and America for "gashmius" material well being. But now Israel has a better gashmius than America, and the numbers back me up.

    I feel we need to sweetly point out this fact of reality to our friends and loved ones in North America.

  3. Tzvi Fishman says:

    Wow! This is actually an intelligent, well written article! I'm impressed!

  4. Tzvi Fishman says:

    Wow! This is actually an intelligent, well written article!

  5. Yori Yanover says:

    Thank you ever so kindly.

  6. Meyer Falik says:

    I believe it would be better if people (Yihudim) would come home to Israel not because they are running away or excaping from something less desirable, but because that is where they (we) belong. We cried when we saw the devastation that Sandy brought. We came on Aliyah in 1982 (I was 30 at the time) and yes we still have family back in NY. America is changing and maybe it is time for America to turn back to their faith to get by. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends, family and fellow Americans.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
IDF soldiers evacuating wounded near northern border town of Ghajar.
Northern Golan Heights Declared Closed Military Zone
Latest Indepth Stories
Prophet Mohammed on Jan. 14, 2015 edition cover of  Charles Hebdo..

Many journalists are covertly blaming the Charlie Hebdo writers themselves through self-censorship.

New York Times

Why does the Times relay different motivations and narratives for jihadists in Europe and Israel?

syria_iran_map

To defeat parasites-the hosts of terrorists-we need to deny them new people, potential terrorists

game-figure-598036_1280-810x540

Combating Amalek doesn’t mean all who disagree with you is evil-rather whom to follow and to oppose

Desperate people take what they can, seizing opportunity to advance their main goal; the Arabs don’t

There was a glaring void in the President’s State of the Union speech: Israel.

Let’s focus not on becoming an ATM for that little bundle of joy, but on what you can save in taxes.

Since the passing of the Governance bill legislation on March 11, 2014, new alignments have become to appear in Israeli politics.

Israel has some wild places left; places to reflect and think, to get lost, to try to find ourselves

The British government assured Anglo-Jewry that it is attacking the rising levels of anti-Semitism.

Obama’s Syrian policy failures created the current situation in the Golan Heights.

Our journey begins by attempting to see things differently, only then can we be open to change.

Despite Western ‘Conventional Wisdom&PC,’ the Arab/Israeli conflict was never about the Palestinians

Confrontation & accountability, proven techniques, might also help dealing with religious terrorists

In fact, wherever you see soldiers in Paris today, you pretty much know you’re near Jewish site

Inspired by the Perek Shira pasuk for “small non-kosher animals” we named the bunny “Rebbetzin Tova”

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/things-you-see-from-over-here/2012/11/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: