Yom HaZikaron-Memorial Day for the Fallen of Israel

YOM HAZIKARON/REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR THE FALLEN OF ISRAEL By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Yom HaZikaron is not a holiday! It is a Day of Remembrance dedicated to the memory of those who have fallen in Israel's wars and acts of terrorism. On this special day, we recall the recent and not so recent losses that sear... Continue Reading →

Is a Worthiness Leak Holding You Back From Aliyah?

THE ALIYAH WORTHINESS LEAK: TRUTH OR FICTION MISUNDERSTANDING YOUR GREATNESS By Ariella Bracha Waldinger A fundraiser from America called me last week to solicit a contribution to a charity here is Israel. He mistakenly thought I was living in America because I have an American phone number. I assumed he was living in Israel because... Continue Reading →

Lech Lecha– Aliyah to Israel

LECH LECHA Lech Lecha is the quintessential Torah portion that states succinctly that G-d commanded Avraham to "go for yourself, from your land, from your relatives, and from your father's house, to the land I will show you," which turned out to be The Holy Land—Eretz Yisrael. Leave everything behind! It is never easy to... Continue Reading →

Elul, the month of transformation

The month of Elul is one of the most astonishing months of the Hebrew calendar. It is laden with the deepest, heavenly riches of powerful, transformative meaning waiting to be uncovered and utilized. Riches, in the Jewish religion, are spiritual riches which translate to spiritual power and light. Elul is called "the month of repentance,"... Continue Reading →

Speaking the Language- Aliyah to Israel

"SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE" by Ariella Bracha Waldinger One frequent hesitation to making Aliyah is the issue of learning a new language—can I learn to “speak” Hebrew? Many Jews who return home already speak Hebrew or come with the basics. For others, however, the thought of sitting and learning Hebrew is intimidating and causes many perspective... Continue Reading →

Tenth Year Aliyah Anniversary Celebration

Tenth Year Aliyah Anniversary Celebration!, Joy of living life with our Holy nation Makes me feel so good inside, To know the place where I reside Is our Divine Inheritance. Anniversary celebration, Land of life and jubilation, Stirring movement of my soul, Enjoins me to become more whole In our Divine Inheritance. Rhythmic music stirs... Continue Reading →

Parshat Shlach – the first group Aliyah

Inspiring teachings from HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook on this week's Parsha tells how important is each Aliyah. When you make Aliyah you are helping to complete the spiritual tikun that Am Yisrael continues to do for this outright rejection of the Good Land that HaShem gave to us.   Shlach: Repairing the Sin of... Continue Reading →

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