israel Archive

  • Aliyah l’Chupah: A garden? A hall? Or a garden with a hall?

    Aliyah l’Chupah: A garden? A hall? Or a garden with a hall?

    Before you move forward with your wedding plans it’s helpful if you know when it will be. Before you decide when it will be, you have to be sure you will have a place for it. Well, we are all very flexible and open and figuring that we will have limited options anyway, so we’ll [...]

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  • Aliyah l’Chupah: Meet the Parents

    Aliyah l’Chupah: Meet the Parents

    There is something incredibly mind-boggling in making a wedding that two couples who might never have met, can come from totally different backgrounds, with different lifestyles, priorities and standards, have to suddenly come together and pull off what may be the biggest event they have ever made. Successful completion of which is often nothing short [...]

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  • Aliyah l’Chupah:…And another L’Chaim

    Aliyah l’Chupah:…And another L’Chaim

    How about this- I went to work today, and of course everyone was wishing me mazal tov. Then at 2pm they made a L’Chaim for me at work. I know we do that for people, but somehow it just didn’t click that we would do one for me. How nice it was! Okay, now it’s [...]

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  • Aliyah l’Chupah: The L’Chaim

    Aliyah l’Chupah: The L’Chaim

    So, we were thrilled, jumping for joy, needing an outlet for our jubilation! We decided to have a l’chaim. If you don’t know what that is, think of someone Jewish holding up a glass of wine and making a toast. What do they say? Exactly… So we invited basically our families and had a somewhat [...]

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  • Aliyah l’Chupah: The Announcement

    Aliyah l’Chupah: The Announcement

    I was expecting that phone call today. My 21 year-old baby is ready to embark on her own life; has been ready in fact for months and has only been waiting for the love of her life to be ready as well. It seems that the time has come  and the question is about to [...]

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  • Celebrating Israel: Not just lip service

    Celebrating Israel: Not just lip service

    Sometimes it’s good to make the list. Apparently, I still manage to be on the “Join Us – You Would Do Cool Things” list so when my friend Renana invited me to come to a project planning meeting for a cool video she was coordinating, I agreed without hesitation. Little did I know, this escapade [...]

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  • My Letter to the Vice Chancellor of UJ – by Meir Perez

    My Letter to the Vice Chancellor of UJ – by Meir Perez

    Saying that Israel, as a Jewish democratic state, does not have the right to exist is tantamount to saying the Jewish people do not have the basic human right to self-determination in their ancestral homeland. This view is only held by radical Islamic movements such as Hamas and the formal endorsement of this position by boycott lobby can only be described as discriminatory and racist.

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  • Dead Sea Drama

    Dead Sea Drama

    It all started when my sister, here on vacation with her family, decided that it was a good day to go to the Dead Sea. I suggested to her that perhaps it might be boring for the youngest ones who were too little to be put into all that salty water. After some deliberation we [...]

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  • Wheels of Love

    Wheels of Love

    In October my husband will join hundreds of biking aficionados as they dedicate five days of intense biking to a very special children’s hospital. Following is the letter he wrote to solicit sponsors for this special event. Please read and consider making a generous donation on his behalf. Click here to sponsor the ride Dear Friends, [...]

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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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