I made Aliyah last fall, shortly before my 50th birthday. With my wife and 10.5 year old son, we landed in
A little over 3 months ago, on Erev Yom Kippur we continued our Aliyah experience by moving to the beautiful Shomron
As we travel over Eretz Yisroel I am continually the recipient of words of praise when I tell people that I live in
I went to the next door neighbor of my Shabbos Host’s for a Shalom Zachor, the Friday night get together on the Shabbos before a Brit Milah. Meir M…s, an oleh of 30 some odd years from
Meir’s son-in-law is an Oleh from
My talk was in reaction to the observation by the Ba’al Simcha, Meir M…s, that it was a tragedy that the mezuzah was removed from the doorway of the Kasbah in Chevron. I asked how many people at the table had ever been to the Kasbah in Chevron. Besides my raised hand, the only other was my son’s. I asked how many had been to
This to me was a pivotal moment in my understanding of these words of praise when I say that: Garti b’Shiloh. I live in
I said that more than half of the world’s Jews must agree with PM Ehud Olmert. Just like he fails to see the connection of Klal Yisroel to Eretz Yisroel: the nation of Yisroel with the
I said to this group of Sabbath observing brothers, that the road from Shechem,
It seems to me that one of the reasons why the Olmert government can so easily throw away the lives and homes of families living in and on Eretz Yisroel is because we have already been abandoned by our brother and sisters living both here and abroad.
Prior to going to Sderot on Chanukah, with the educational non-profit organization that I have been working for since June, Connections Israel, I talked with a friend of mine who grew up in
She said to me, “so, you live in Shiloh, that’s in the
When I stopped laughing, I said, “Dangerous? You live in
I told her, “The world wants all the Jews west of the Green Line. They define the Green Line where the
So, having said this, what do I propose that we as Jews, both here in Eretz Yisroel and outside on Eretz Yisroel need to do?
For my suggestions, read Page 2.