The Best Bet in a Chancy World, by Rabbi Lazer Brody

The Best Bet in a Chancy World By Rabbi Lazer Brody 3 April, 5773 The latter half of 5773 faces us with unprecedented uncertainty, not only in Israel but in America and Europe as well. There's considerable saber-rattling in the Far East. North Korea has an itchy finger on its nuclear trigger. Radical Islam is... Continue Reading →

Purim Sameach from Eretz Yisrael! by Ariella Bracha

PURIM IN ISRAEL: A MOST JOYOUS CELEBRATION! BY Ariella Bracha Waldinger Purim, in Israel, is the most physical, spiritual, magical celebration of all the holidays.  You can feel your inner child coming alive if you allow it.  As Rosh Chodesh Adar sets in, the stores, shops and markets display their racks of vibrant, colorful costumes,... Continue Reading →

From Pork Ribs to Paradise

FROM PORK RIBS TO PARADISE by Ariella Bracha Waldinger On December 24th, 2012, my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in the Holy City of Tzfat, Israel.  Our wedding was anything BUT your TYPICAL Jewish wedding.  In fact, from the perspective of a religious Jewish life, the circumstances of our meeting, wedding and... Continue Reading →

Sitting on the Fence of Aliyah

THE SUFFERING OF UNCERTAINTY By Ariella Bracha Waldinger  I remember my childhood days sitting on the fence at our 100 acre farm and feeling very uncomfortable.  In fact, it was extremely painful and I always felt as if I was going to fall off, because there was nothing to hold on to. I was off... Continue Reading →

Dancing With My Soul in the Holy Land

DANCING WITH MY SOUL IN THE HOLY LAND Birthday Reflections Once again, my birthday has arrived. In reflecting on this dynamic year, I find I am living my life beyond my wildest imaginations. It was a challenging year, on a personal level, but I used those challenges to climb higher into Torah, like a cat... Continue Reading →

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