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Life

The Six-Day War: A Personal Account

May 6, 2019, by

Goldie Warhaftig first came to Israel in 1966 to learn for a year in Machon Gold. She recalls what she experienced as a newcomer to Israel during the Six-Day War just months after her arrival. Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Iyyar 5779 Women’s Event sponsored in memory of Mrs Linda Pruwer-Brachfeld, מרת חיה

Watch: Israeli Spacecraft Set to Land

April 11, 2019, by

Watch the live broadcast of SpaceIL’s attempted landing of a spacecraft on the Moon. If successful, Israel would become only the 4th nation to ever land a spacecraft on the Moon. The broadcast is set to begin at 2:45 pm (EDT):

Ori’s Light Continues to Shine

February 13, 2019, by

This past erev Shabbat, our twenty-two-year-old son Eliyahu Yeshaya asked to borrow the car to attend the funeral of a terror victim. This was when I first heard about the terrorist attack that had occurred the previous day. I asked him for more details. He responded, “Are you sure that you want to know?” Since

Long-Lost Brothers

January 28, 2019, by

Bleary-eyed, I nudged the suitcase with my right foot, moving it a few inches ahead. The airport terminal at Ben Gurion was beginning to fill up and I was anxious to check in my baggage. I was next in line for the security check. There was a man who hurried in, making his way to

Skiing Under Syrian Missles

January 23, 2019, by

Social media networks lit up this week with images of Israelis skiing down Mt. Hermon (we’ll talk about skiing while filming some other time) as Syrian-fired rockets were intercepted overhead by Israel’s Iron Dome missiles. In one of those “only in Israel” stories, a mother describes her son’s adventures on Israel’s lone ski slope that

The Paratrooper Pin

January 14, 2019, by

The IDF Paratroopers are known for their daring, courage and heroism in all of Israel’s wars. They’re also known for the difficult training they must undergo to become combat-ready, and to stay in shape. The intense navigational drills. The jump training with five static line jumps from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The comprehensive weapons training.

On Mt. of Olives, Hundreds Mourn for Four-Day-Old Amiad Yisrael Hy”d

December 12, 2018, by

Born two months premature after his mother was shot in a terror attack, four-day-old Amiyad Yisrael Hy”d died yesterday, after spending his brief life in the intensive care unit at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Over 300 gathered to pay their final respects last night on Har HaZeitim (Mt. of Olives), just outside the Old

Sign the Petition: Return the Remains of Our Fallen IDF Soldiers

December 12, 2018, by

In August of 2014, just after a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas had taken effect, Hamas terrorists murdered three IDF soldiers. The bodies of two of the soldiers, Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul, were abducted–in violation of International Human Rights Law. A petition on We the People, the petition site of the

Dreamscapes

December 11, 2018, by

I recently attended a family event over Shabbat in Bet El, in the Shomron. Bet El has over 1,000 families, and is surrounded by Arab areas such as Ramallah, Surda and Dura al Kar. The views are stunning. On Shabbat morning, I found myself wondering whether this was truly the biblical site of Bet El,