I am a disabled IDF veteran and a victim of Nazi persecution. I fought in the War of Independence. The entire people of Israel takes part in the pain and grief of war, but when we see and hear the parents of the heroes who defend us, we must believe that there is some deep well of strength, one that never runs dry.
The bombs may not be falling today, but it is still a life during wartime. We survive. We even thrive. But we are affected. In invisible ways that we can feel, even if we can never really put words to them. We are surrounded by hatred, and it fills our ears, even when it doesn’t reach our hearts.
The Lone Soldier Project of The Israel Forever Foundation Wine Tasting is an evening to toast the bravery and sacrifices of the thousands of lone soldiers who travel from around the world to serve in the Israel Defense Forces, to protect and defend our Jewish homeland.
3 seconds. 15 seconds. 14 years. The residents of Southern Israel have had enough. Whether in Israel or around the world, it is our responsibility to listen, to understand, and to seek better ways of making a difference - for them, for their children, and for the future of Israel.
My Israel is where I learned to be proud of my people, where I fell in love with a land, a dream, and a nation. My Israel is being corrupted by the media, and people are forgetting its beauty. But it’s all there, even today, in the most trying of times. It’s mine. It’s yours. It’s ours.
Every one of the tragedies of our past has a lesson for us today. Our challenge is seek out those lessons, and use them to make our present and our future that much stronger - for us as individuals, and for us as a collective nation.
Join The Israel Forever Foundation and Lemaan Achai for a virtual dinner in honor of the remarkable engineers who have helped put the power of God into the hands of man by developing the Iron Dome system who deserve recognition and appreciation for their service to Israel and her citizens.
While there will always be exceptions, from here it seems that this wave of solidarity spans the entirety of the religious, ideological and political spectrum. From the Gaza border the unity behind us feels unprecedented. As we cry together this Tisha Be’av as one loving family, may we soon merit the opportunity to laugh together and celebrate with love and joy.
We must support each other and give each other love and strength as the Jewish People are, once again, facing terrible times, and this is the only way we can get through it. Our words do, indeed, have power.
Hebrewman shares sounds of peace that can help calm our spirit, lift our souls, embrace us in the beauty of the Hebrew words, while envisioning ourselves on the beaches of our homeland, surrounded by silence, security, and solidarity with our brethren, no matter how near or how far.