Aliyah 2003-2015 Celebrating 12 Years Of Extraordinary Blessings By Ariella Bracha Waldinger It is my intention to write 12 different essays over the next few weeks on 12 different topics related to making Aliyah and living in Israel. This will be my way of celebrating 12 wondrous years of living in G-ds beloved garden—Eretz HaKodesh.... Continue Reading →
Reflections on my Aliyah
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 Herut Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day – Jerusalem of Gold
THE HISTORY OF THE POPULAR AND BEAUTIFUL SOUL-STIRRING SONG "JERUSALEM OF GOLD" By Ariella Bracha Waldinger The song, "Jerusalem of Gold" is not just a song but a literal piece of G-dly inspiration whose origins arose from a legend about Rabbi Akiva and his wife, Rachel. Much has been written about this incredible song whose birth... Continue Reading →
Reflections on Shavuot in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel
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 →
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