Aliyah Archive

  • The Pesach Lists – Shopping List 2013

    The Pesach Lists – Shopping List 2013

    My Pesach lists have taken on a life of their own… The funny thing is that I’m not a particularly organized person. But there’s a reason for all of the lists. Years ago, in one of my previous lives as an RN in a hospital in Boca Raton, Florida, I was working the night shift full [...]

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  • Shvushim: Get it or not, here they come

    Shvushim: Get it or not, here they come

    “Hey Mom, I’ve got shvushim!” my oldest son said to me recently one day. “Huh?” You’ve got what? I thought, vaguely wondering if it was something communicable… “Shvushim,” he repeated, as if he were saying a word I could ever hope to say without immediately giving away my immigrant status. “Shavua yeshiva” he added, ever [...]

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  • An Overwhelming Majority

    An Overwhelming Majority

     (Article was written August 6, 2005, a week before the evacuation and dismantlement of Gush Katif, and appeared in dozens of media outlets. Posted today to commemorate 6 years since the destruction of Gush Katif)  Today’s scheduled anti-disengagement activity was a prayer service at the Kotel. I dashed home early from work to don an [...]

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  • Aliyah: A photo essay

    Aliyah: A photo essay

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  • Aliyah l’Chupah: A Matter of Taste

    Aliyah l’Chupah: A Matter of Taste

    Tonight I felt like a food critic. No, let me rephrase that: tonight I WAS a food critic. One of six. Or 60. Depending upon your perspective. Around here it is fairly common to come a month or so before a wedding or other event (Aaaah! Are we nearly that close? Time is flying like [...]

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  • And I’m not even from Canada…

    And I’m not even from Canada…

    Lucky for me my passion for Aliyah has not only led to my Aliyah, but to several paths wherein I could help others in their Aliyah. In fact not much gives me a better feeling than when people attribute even the smallest part of their Aliyah to inspiration they received from me either through my [...]

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  • Eight Days

    Eight Days

    Eight Olim. Eight locations across Israel. Eight days of Chanukah... and one convertible. Nefesh B'Nefesh presents 'Eight Days' -- the 2010 Chanukah Music Video. (based on Matisyahu's 'One Day' used with permission) LYRICS:

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