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What this poster taught me about Israel?

Every year during the Jewish festival of on sukkot this iconic poster of the Israeli paratroopers that liberated the western wall hangs in my sukkah. It’s been in my sukkah for so many years that I cannot remember how or when it got here. Each year I find myself staring at the poster which took…



Top 100 Israeli #Charities To Support Right Now!

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The non-profit sector in Israel has been hard hit by the Corona epidemic and this is significant as they represent Israel’s lifeline to the most vulnerable and weak members of society. Whether it’s hospitals and medical institutions that are directly treating the infected or organizations that feed those affected by the economic repercussions; people with…



Have you heard of Pinny Nachmani?

Have you heard of Pinny Nachmani? His story is yet another incredible #testimony of people who, facing extraordinary circumstances, were not prepared to compromise on their ideals. For me, his story answers the question why the Jewish people have survived till now, stubbornly refusing, time and again, to give into challenges and pushing on in the face…



10 things about Israeli #Healthcare that you might not know

The above image represents a reality that plays out daily, in almost every hospital in Israel, including now, where medical professionals, doctors and nurses work on the frontlines against this deadly virus, regardless of religion, nationality or ethnicity. The situation is hardly known outside Israel and you will certainly not see it documented by the…



Corona #Lockdown lessons from the army.

Watching a video of Natan Sharansky speak about his experiences in solitary confinement for nine years as a Prisoner Of Zion, this week on Facebook, reminded me of the following experience I had as a soldier in the Israeli army, (although VERY different.) 😉 During my basic-training in the Nachal Infantry Brigade, in 2002 (yes…



Life with “Challenges”

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With new lockdown restrictions being introduced this evening in Israel and others worldwide joining this reality, these are certainly interesting times. For many, forced home confinement will be a challenging time, denied of the usual daily routines that we all, probably by now, take for granted. How good is it to go wherever you want;…



What I was doing when Corona Hit!

So I spent two years writing a book, another year finding a publisher and an additional year making changes to the original copy. Then the publisher worked hard to get the book in stores in Israel and the US and we set the launch date on March 1. Few days before the launch he sends…



Praying For Eli Beer!

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 I can’t get this out of my mind! Two weeks ago, I received these photos from Eli Beer, founder and CEO of United Hatzalah in Israel and one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Eli as many of you know started United Hatzalah of Israel driven by a passion to find the quickest solution…



Heroes Amongst Us

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Today I received this photo of Major. Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog holding a copy of my book State Of The Heart. For those that don’t know, Major Almog is probably one of the State Of Israel’s most decorated soldiers and a true national hero. Almog first gained renown for his role as the first Israeli…