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 →

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 →

The Sheep of Your Pasture– Really?

CLAIMING OUR INHERITANCE ?  WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE AND THE SHEEP OF YOUR PASTURE; REALLY? And it Shall come to Pass says G-d when I will bring you to the Land I swore to your Forefathers that You shall Inherit It. WHO ME? YES YOU…COULDN'T BE…THEN WHO? I ask myself day after day how it... 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 →

Birdsong, by Ariella Bracha Waldinger

I live in the northern Galilee town of Tzfat, Israel in a neighborhood called Neve Oranim. I have a panoramic view of the hula valley which lies on the Syrian-African rift, the migrating path through Israel's skies. According to Dr. Yossi Leshem, the Director of the International center for the study of bird migration, Israel... 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 →

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