Speaking With Bereaved Grandparents

Organization helping them among awardees of Genesis Prize By Toby Klein Greenwald I made aliyah as a single and after eight years met and married my Israeli husband who had fought...

We Will Continue To Live The Dream

By Sivan Rahav Meir What’s Really Happening in Metulah? Metulah, Israel’s northernmost city, which abuts the border with Lebanon, was desolate last Thursday morning, due to barrages of deadly rocket fire....

City Of Angels: Nevut’s Lifeline Of Support To Our Precious Lone Soldiers

The subject of “lone soldiers” has come to light during the current war in Gaza. A “lone soldier” is a soldier in the IDF who has no family in...

Increasing Our Joy

By Sivan Rahav Meir People in Israel were smiling as they walked down the street on Monday morning, and no one had to ask them why. Fernando Marmen and Luis Har,...

Local Influencer Only U.S Civilian to be Embedded With IDF in Southern Gaza

By: Josh Hasten How many U.S civilians can say they spent time in Khan Younis, located in southern Gaza during Israel’s current “Swords of Iron” military operation against Hamas? There...

Private Funding For Israeli Tech Is Expected To Reach Nearly $10 Billion, According To...

According to an annual report highlighting activity in Israel’s technology sector released by Startup Nation Central, a non-profit connecting global solution seekers with Israel’s innovators, the Israeli tech sector...

A Day Of Chizuk

Like most gap-year talmidim, I am regularly asked by family and friends how I am holding up during the war. I am physically safe in the Old City of...

Post-Traumatic Growth

By Sivan Rahav-Meir Have you heard about PTG (post-traumatic growth)? We hear a lot about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) but not much about post-traumatic growth—that is, a positive response to traumatic...

Seinfeld Visits Be’eri During Solidarity Visit to Israel

(December 20, 2023 / JNS) American Jewish comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Tuesday toured Kibbutz Be’eri, one of the Gaza border communities whose residents were murdered during Hamas’s Oct. 7 onslaught on...

Being Positive?

Last Thursday night, as we were preparing for Shabbat, I mentioned to Goldie that I was looking forward to eventually writing about something other than loss, sadness, and frustration...
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But Why Two?

  This was a rough week for IDF families after a dozen young men were killed in the fighting with the terrorists in Rafah in...

Waiting For Your Light

By Sivan Rahav Meir This week’s parashah begins with the lighting of the Menorah in the Mishkan, “Speak to Aaron and say to him: ‘When...

A Terrible Week

I have not written since the first few weeks of the war. I’ve felt a little frozen in time. I remember seeing someone post...


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