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The Shmirah Project

November 21, 2012, by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/20/2012 We are running a group that matches IDF soldiers with people around the world to do a good deed or pray in their merit. www.shmiraproject.com or www.protectisraelisoldiers.com In Israel many people sign on with www.eleflamate.com Texting / calling option in US is 443-203-8592 Calling in Israel: 02-581-1911 We are looking

A Jew Among Jews

November 21, 2012, by

Motzei Shavbos we returned to Yerushalayim. Do we stay in or go out when our boys are being called up to the front? We didn’t want Hamas to be able to say that they had affected a change in behavior so we go out.

I’m in America in college, My friends are in the IDF

November 20, 2012, by

This past summer, I decided it was time to go on my birthright to Israel. That decision changed my life. With 40 other students from New York, I traveled to the tiny state that was imbedded with so much culture and history. Soon enough these 40 strangers became my new family, my misphacha. Around the

Beer Sheva 11 20, 2012

November 20, 2012, by

Imagine going to work today. You are rushed and the bus is full. A siren sounds and the bus stops as it is required to do. Passengers get off, and find some building, some cover in the minute or less they have. They hear the sound of the rockets comming in and the anti rockets

Myth vs. Fact About Registering For FEMA Aid

November 18, 2012, by

Release date: NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Release Number: 4086-014 TRENTON, N.J.– It’s important to know the difference between myth and fact in the aftermath of a hurricane. Survivors need accurate information on registering for FEMA aid and on what they may be eligible to receive. The best rule of thumb: if you’re unsure if you are

An 18th Birthday

November 16, 2012, by

Yesterday was my youngest daughter’s 18th birthday. All she had asked for was for the family to join her in watching a movie with popcorn, a simple enough celebration. My middle son works in Netivot, so he wasn’t present. We spent a fair amount of the early part of the day huddled together in our

Shabat Challot

November 16, 2012, by

As usual, I was at the super picking our weekly Shabat Challot. But this was no ordinary erev Shabat. A number of people also came into the store but they were dressed not in their Shabat finery but in their Tzahal uniforms. It was clear where they were heading. Some I knew from the ‘hood,

My Son is Israel

November 16, 2012, by

I just returned from Israel last week and may have been standing in the exact same spot as a rocket that struck in Sdorot. I was visiting newly arrived Ethiopian olim in their new absorption center. So many children..they were playing volleyball and practicing their hebrew. I took videos of them on my iphone and

Entering a War Zone

November 16, 2012, by

My friend was en route to Israel as these events transpired. She flew into a war zone without even realizing it…