Reflections on Blessings and Nationhood: Parsha Vayakhel

Reflections on Blessings and Nationhood Parsha Vayakhel By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Yesterday was one year from the date I received my positive test results from a full body scan showing that there was no cancer present in my body. Additionally, one month ago my lung CT indicated all was fine in my lungs. Hodu l'HaShem! The kindness of G-d fills... Continue Reading →

Labels Belong on Clothing not Holy Jews

Labels Belong on Clothing not Holy Jews By Ariella Bracha Waldinger   The Jewish nation is extraordinarily holy. Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zt’zl, first chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel, teaches us in the book, “Song of Teshuva” that as Jews, “we must appreciate the fact that we all share a common soul identity and... Continue Reading →

Lech Lecha: Receiving our Divine Inheritance

Lech Lecha:Receiving Our Divine Inheritance By Ariella Bracha Waldinger Lech Lecha is the quintessential Torah portion that teaches us that G-d established Eretz Yisrael as the eternal heritage of the Jewish people.  In fact, He required Avram and Sarai to leave the land of their birth, sever their ties, leave their loved ones and go to... 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 →

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