The Gilboa Iris weaves together the timeless love story of Dara and Roni, a feisty American student and a brilliant Israeli commando, against the backdrop of global terror involving the infiltration of the US’s defense stratum and a double homicide on American soil.
“I was always different from my friends growing up,” Englard relates. “I never touched romance novels. I was very focused on Israel and the Holocaust, and if I read a novel, it had to be about Israel. It was just natural that I read ‘Exodus,’ because it’s about Israel and it’s also a very passionate book — and I love passion.”
Dina Ovadia has come a long way from her childhood in an Arab country, with no knowledge of her Jewish heritage. Today, she serves in the IDF. There are Cinderella stories and there’s the Passover Haggadah – but Dina’s story is a bit of both.
Being a Lone soldier is a difficult task but if you join with the right attitude, mindset and an open mind, once you complete your service you will emerge a transformed person – mature, confident and ready to take on life.
Sam Glaser’s The Promise is an inspired, all new musical celebration of the gift of the Land of Israel. It explores the love affair with the Promised Land through the biblical period, two millennia of exile and the past sixty miraculous years of aliyah.
Even the largest party can’t go it alone, since partners are needed to form a coalition of at least 61 MKs before a new government can be sworn in. Here are some extremely helpful resources for more information on the 2015 Israeli election.
The one constant is that we are a nation - one of the only in the Middle East - where all of our citizens can voice their opinion and influence leadership through a transparent, democratic election - tomorrow we will see the outcome, and tomorrow we will still be Am Yisrael.
On the day of elections, all factories and business establishments in Israel were closed from 8 A.M. to midnight to permit all residents to go to the polls. The government proclaimed election day a national holiday.
In one of the most beautiful, emotional and inspirational clips we have seen in the past year, the Times of Israel tells Israel's story highlighting the many facets of this country's culture, her people, and her determination to survive.
Those of us who live in the diaspora have an obligation to defend Israel in whatever way we can. It is the 'tax' for not living there, so to speak. For every Jew who take her or his tradition seriously, Israel remains close to our hearts, and whatever our political leanings, we owe it our fidelity and frequent presence and our love.
Students are told the Jewish homeland is, by nature, a racist, colonial and oppressive power. They are indoctrinated with the ideas that Israel should be boycotted, even destroyed. They are told these things irrespective of the genuine oppression in the region and throughout the world.
"For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then will relief and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father's house will perish; and who knoweth whether thou art not come to royal estate for such a time as this?" ~ Book of Esther 4:14
Until we cannot differentiate... But how can we ensure that we know what needs to be remembered so that future generations don't fall into to the "yada, yada, yada, this doesn't matter to me at all" trend?