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The honey and the sting – על הדבש ועל העקץ

The honey and the sting – על הדבש ועל העקץ All of us in Israel were excited to see the Shalva Band do so well on “Rising Star,” Israel’s televised talent show that recognizes outstanding performances, complete with judges, audience voting, and lots of hopes and dreams. The Shalva Band, made up of excellent musicians, … Continued

Safra and Saifa- The Book and the Sword

Safra and Saifa– The Book and the Sword  This past Shabbat two Israeli icons left this world leaving behind their legacy, devotion and spirit to guide us through times ahead. As the sun set, and candles across the country burned with Shabbat’s holiness, their brightness carried Amos Oz’s soul through its final journey. The State … Continued

Update from JCC Israel Center

Operation Protective Edge — Day 22 Waking up to the 22nd day of Operation Protective Edge to news that five more Israeli soldiers had been killed, bringing the total deaths to a painful 53, is a terrible way to begin a day. The five soldiers were killed when terrorists from Gaza entered Israel through an … Continued

The Torah as a Way of Life

Just two days ago, the Jewish world celebrated Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  It is noteworthy that the holiday is called Hag Matan Torateinu, the time of the giving of the Torah, rather than the time of the receiving of the Torah. The … Continued