Not Knowing an Alef from a Beis

  One of my serious passions in life is genealogy. I’ve been very interested in family history for most of my 50 plus years and working on my family history and genealogy for well over two decades. Since the advent of the worldwide web, genealogists, like myself have found treasures …

Painting the Bible…One Week at a Time

Tragically, the arson attack on Beit Meir resulted in the loss of over 2,000 works of art over a span of 40 years. How do you cope with such a devastating blow? Yoram and Meira Raanan found one way. While the paintings were forever lost, we are all blessed that photos of many of the paintings remain.

Guide to Israeli Banking

Smarter Israeli Banking by Rifka Lebowitz is a wonderful gift for any newcomer to Israel… and to anyone who is new to handling his/her banking and finances, whether young adults or the recently widowed or divorced.

Just Four Days In Time

There is not a single day in the year, or a single hour in the day or even a single moment in time that I am not grateful that the Jews have restored sovereignty in their ancient land of Israel. Because there is not a single day in the year, …

Israel from halfway up

For the past couple of weeks, I have been kind of handicapped. On October 4, I suffered what apparently was a seizure. Since then, I have been kind of weak and unsteady. I’ve read that it goes with the territory, and takes a while for the brain and body  to …