Reflections on my Aliyah: The Decision, Days Leading Up to Departure, Second Thoughts, the Three Year Itch Wednesday, May 27th my husband and I left for Denver, Colorado to visit our children and grandchildren. Sometimes it feels like just yesterday that we were saying goodbye to them in order to embark on our aliyah journey... Continue Reading →
Yom Yerushalayim: the Six Day War G-d’s Miraculous Intervention on a Scale of Epic Magnitude By Ariella Bracha Waldinger On Saturday night May 16th, the 28th of the Hebrew month of Iyar, we begin the commemoration of the mind blowing, national holiday called Yom Yerushalayim or Jerusalem Day. This day, etched in the heart and... Continue Reading →
Reflections: 11 Year Retrospect on Aliyah Coming Alive in a Land called Home: Part One By Ariella Bracha Waldinger I still find it hard to believe that 11 years have passed since we made Aliyah. I cherish our life here and the unfolding of countless new experiences from the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in... Continue Reading →
Aliyah as a journey to a destination - Aliyah Blog - David Lev - Blogs - Israel National News.
THE DYNAMICS OF SHAVUOT IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM BY ARIELLA BRACHA WALDINGER I could never have imagined the excitement, energy and Torah learning that would present itself to me during the celebration of Shavuot, "The Festival of the Giving of the Torah," in the Old city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is our ETERNAL CAPITAL... Continue Reading →
Yom Yerushalayim the day that commemorates the re-unification of Jerusalem following 2000 years of foreign rule that prevented us from praying at our most Holiest site-- The Temple Mount and Kotel-- is on the 28th of Iyar 5773 (8th of May 2013). After the fierce fighting of the 6-Day War, soldiers entered the Gates of... Continue Reading →