Today is Jerusalem Day. In Israel they are preparing festivities (probably already underway given the time difference).
Video from 2016.
Why is this so moving to me? Never mind the fact that I lost family members… THIS is a nation, a people, and a culture with a memory. It brings to mind another video:
Signing off for Shabbat.
THIS… is spirit! THIS… is morale! Am Yisrael chai! (Just read an interesting book that talked about wars – and that, very often, THE determining factor is not weapons, or technology, or numbers, but SPIRIT and MORALE and DETERMINATION.)
For only $90, donate a fleece jacket to an IDF soldier. It’s simple, it’s easy, and not only does it help an individual, the money goes to Israel’s economy. And it’s tax-deductible!
Full disclosure: I am a volunteer member of this 501c3 charity’s Governing Board.
There are some REALLY good-looking recipes here. Will have to start trying them.
We were slaves, and now we are free thanks to G-d’s mighty hand. A Happy Passover to all; and also Shabbat Shalom!
Next year in Jerusalem!
Passover is coming soon. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to Connections Israel so that IDF soldiers on duty can celebrate.
(Full disclosure: I’m on the governing board of Connections Israel.)
Singing “Hatikvah”, the Israeli anthem.
Tonight will be the first night of Channukah, and for the first time my children have their own Menorahs to light. But in looking online for Channukah images – at my daughter’s request – I found this Menorah:
I am conflicted:
- On one hand, it’s probably the tackiest thing I’ve ever seen, and highly irreverent
- On the other hand, it’s imaginative and certainly captivating to kids
And for Channukah, please support the IDF. I now wear my support for Israel’s military. Will you join me ($5 donation to www.connectionsisrael.com, a 501c3 charity) gets you this bracelet. Or perhaps a fleece coat?
Like I said, I wear my support for the IDF. And in full disclosure, I’m on the Governing Board of Connections Israel. That’s how serious I am about this charity.