She’s seen as a poster child for The Jewish Home’s efforts to reach beyond its Orthodox base.
This belief was coupled with the spirit of “Am Yisrael HaShalem” (One United People), in the Ben Yehuda household: to love and help all Jews without distinction.
It was Lia van Leer who changed the image of filmmaking in Israel so that it is now seen as an expression of culture and not mere entertainment.
In 1756, when the ominous threat of Islamic terror against Jews reached Tunis as well, Friha became one of its tragic victims.
Gleizer, “a geographer, tour guide and all around nature enthusiast,” was a perfect match for the passionate lover of Israel.
Brigitte was a nine-year-old girl when Islamic militants launched an assault on a Lebanese military base and destroyed her home.
This led to a shouting match between the judges and what could have been the end of the show.
In 1939, Chuchill challenged the common notion that Jewish immigration to Palestine uprooted Arabs
We love the food, the hotels, and even the wildlife. We love the Israelis.
Her cherished plan to take the Hebrew theater group Habimah to Eretz Yisrael was not greeted with enthusiasm by the actors.
She approached Holofernes and, with a sword concealed under her robe, severed his head.
“She devoted all her time and love to the children, but also knew how to be strong and set limits when necessary.”
"Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall divide within you."
In 1939, after her father’s arrest, the family decided to flee to England.
The environment of the “Gymnasia” inspired Chavka to join the Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa, (ZOB), the Jewish Fighting Organization, and volunteer for a most precarious, critical task.
Michal had never been away from home. And now, she was going so far away, for so long – an entire year!
She writes intuitively, freely, and only afterwards understands the meaning of what she has written.
“On Sunday I was at the Kotel with the battalion and we said a prayer of thanks. In Gaza there were so many moments of death that I had to thank God that I'm alive. Only then did I realize how frightening it had been there.”
What better proof do we need than the recent war with Hamas in Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge,” that transformed the pain and suffering of three families into a sense of unparalleled unity and outpouring of love of the entire nation of Israel?
“I realized early on how really vulnerable Jews felt around the world,” you said.