When Yom HaZikaron Got Personal
Posted on 05/07/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
NOTE: Tonight begins Yom HaZikaron 5779, a day in which Israel commemorates fallen soldiers and civilians killed by terrorists. In the evening at 8 PM and again at 11 in the morning, a siren sounds throughout...
When You're Convinced Someone Else Is 100% Wrong
Posted on 03/03/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Last week, Jewish Values Online published a blog post with which I not only vehemently disagreed, but found riddled with inaccuracy and unsound reasoning. The title of the offending post is “Extremist...
The Five People You Meet In Dallas
Posted on 11/18/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
This was originally going to be a blog post about the jarring things I saw on a recent trip to America. Hashem sent my husband and me to Dallas, TX to meet with Christians. After living so long in Israel,...
My First Time
Posted on 11/09/2018 by Irene Rabinowitz in Israel
At a recent Shabbat at Kehilla Shir Hadash on Emek in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier spoke about what it was like for him to vote for the first time as an Israeli citizen. As we all listened intently, he...
We Need To Talk
Posted on 10/24/2018 by Irene Rabinowitz in Israel
As a former Diaspora Jew who visited Israel occasionally, I always knew when to keep quiet. I did not live here. I did not have skin in the game, and I surely did not believe that I had a right to tell...
A Funeral And The Mitzvah Of An Ordinary Jew
Posted on 09/17/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Do you know this man? His name is Ari Fuld. And yesterday, in front of a grocery store just south of Jerusalem, this Jewish man was murdered by a teenage terrorist with a knife. He was, quite literally,...
Can We Please Stop Glorifying Masada
Posted on 08/19/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
Few events throughout our internal history have been as nefarious and blatantly anti-Jewish values as the true history and story of Masada. Yet, ironically, it is perhaps for this exact reason that it is often...
I Guess They Think All Jews Are From Europe
Posted on 08/09/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
A mixture of a California wildfire forcing an early end to a camping trip, Los Angeles afternoon traffic, and a wrong turn off the 405 freeway brought me and a friend on a serendipitous visit to the Skirball...
How I made Yeridah and Stayed Israeli
Posted on 07/24/2018 by Jacob Schwartz in Israel
“What?! You’re from California?! Why on earth are you here?!?!” Six years later and these words are still ringing in my head. Six years since my idealistically driven, impulsively motivated...
Why I Stay In Israel, Despite All The Craziness
Posted on 06/03/2018 by Ateret Violet Shmuel in Israel
So, a few days ago, a friend asked why I stay in Israel, despite all the craziness. This prompted me to try and put some of it into words…1- I have literally never felt like I belonged anywhere, until I...