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Jewish embodiment and redemption in Bat Ayin

Thursday, 21st July 2016

 

This fascinating series explores the Jews of Bat Ayin,
a Judean hills community in Gush Etzion
nestled between Jerusalem and Hevron.  
Click the image below to watch the first video in the series.

Yad Hashem - Amazing story

Thursday, 14th July 2016

This life-saving story of terror in Israel is a one-in-a-million story. But, the concepts that lay beneath this story are so common-place that they can be applied daily countless times.

The existence of One Above that orchestrates life events is not something that can be easily seen. But, after hearing stories such as these, it becomes much easier to feel the existence of a guiding hand from the One Above.

click here to watch this video of how this amazing story unfolds.

 

Amazing Rabbi who has saved many lives, a human google!

Friday, 8th July 2016

Some people merit to save a life once in their lifetime. Some special people merit to work in fields that allow them to do this numerous times in their life.

However, this unbelievable Rabbi has saved tens of thousands of lives through cutting-edge medical advice and pure knowledge.

All of this without any degrees and any formal medical education.

 

Click here to watch a video about this amazin man, a human google! 

Rescue from Entebbe - 40 years on

Thursday, 30th June 2016

 

It was the most daring rescue mission of a generation,
with a cast that included three future prime ministers,
Idi Amin and more than 100 hostages.

This week is the 40th anniversary of this amazing rescue,
click the image below to read more.

Chabad rabbi building '1st mikvah in West Africa'

Thursday, 23rd June 2016

 

Chabad rabbi and Israeli company join forces to build ritual bath for Nigerian capital's growing Israeli Jewish community.

Click here to read more.

Daniel Birnbaum CEO of Soda Stream

Thursday, 16th June 2016

 

 

Watch: SodaStream CEO offers a clear message

SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum took part in Danny Danon's anti-BDS conference at UN. Here is his message to viewers.

Click the image below to watch the video

The Beautiful Israeli

Wednesday, 8th June 2016

 

Sometimes you hear a story, and you understand the reason why we live in Israel.

During the 2014 Gaza war, Sgt. Yehuda Yitzchak Hayisraeli was severely injured trying to retrieve Lt. Hadar Goldin who was captured and killed by Hamas.

Sgt. Yehuda was in a coma for 2 years - until he came out of it a few months ago. And now it is time for him to go home from the hospital to his wife and young son.

But due to the severity of his injuries, his home needs to be refurbished to be made accessible for him.

Normally, the Ministry of Defense handles this, but due to the settlement construction freeze, where Sgt. Yehuda lives, the MoD is not allowed to transfer the money to him to modify his home.

Some Israeli citizens learned of the problem and started a kickstart campaign to raise the $156,000 needed.

As of Sunday, 7,885 people from around the country have donated over $380,000 to help Sgt. Yehuda refurbish him home so he can live in it, as well as to help support this hero's family for the next year while he undergoes rehab for his injuries.

A Special Kaddish for a Fallen Soldier

Thursday, 2nd June 2016

 
I took our Birthright group to Mt. Herzl, Israel’s national military cemetery. Little did we know what was awaiting us.

by Doron Kornbluth – Courtesy Aish.com
 
Monday, May 16th, 2016 was a hot day in Israel. As a guide for Birthright, I reminded everyone about hats and water, and made sure the group wasn’t out in the sun for too long. We were on a tight schedule and went to Mt. Herzl, Israel’s national military cemetery. Little did we know what was awaiting us.

I was guiding a group of students from Penn State organized and led by their beloved Aish Rabbi David Grant and his wife Esther.

Our first stop was near the grave of Theodor Herzl. Who was he? What did he do? Then, we stopped in front of Yitzchak Rabin’s grave and learned lessons from his life and assassination.

My next stops are usually the graves of the missing soldiers, the Old City Memorial and the Dakar submarine monument. Noticing the heat and checking the time, I realized that, unfortunately, we couldn’t do it all today. Instead, I changed course towards more recent graves (Yoni Netanyahu, Michael Levine, Roi Klein and Max Steinberg) that seem to touch American college students’ hearts.
But on the way I made one extra stop. I like to explain what Jewish graves look like and the meaning of the writing on the tombstone. So I randomly stop at an unknown grave to teach a little and show honor to a soldier that may not get many visitors. After all, the cemetery is huge and has almost 4,000 graves, but relatively few are of ‘well-known’ people. And since most of the dead were young and unmarried, few of them have descendants, so as the years go by, they will most likely cease to have any visitors at all.

I stopped at a grave on a path I’d never been on before. The group gathered around. I described what a Jewish grave looks like, in particular a military grave and I read the words in Hebrew out loud.
Something sounded wrong. I read them again and translated into English.

Moshe (Milton) Gavrer
Son of Menucha and Avrohom-Dov
Born in the USA
Made Aliyah (Moved to Israel) in 1947
Died in Battle in Jerusalem on the Eighth of Iyar 1948
27 years old at his death
May His Soul be Bound in the Binding of Life

When I got to the Hebrew date, the eighth of Iyar, my heart stopped. I was speechless.  Everyone looked at me, trying to find out why I stopped talking and why I suddenly looked like I was in shock.  I felt goose bumps as time stood still.

We just had the new month of Iyar last week and Israel’s Independence Day a few days ago… what was the Hebrew date today? I thought to myself, It can’t be… but it is….
I asked Rabbi Grant and our Israeli madricha, Adina what the Hebrew date was, and they confirmed what I already knew. It was the eighth of Iyar.

I couldn’t move. I couldn’t talk. I started to cry.

I had never stopped anywhere near this grave before and yet out of almost 4,000 graves God guided us to Moshe (Milton) Gavrer’s grave - on his yahrzeit, - the eighth of Iyar.

Milton was an American boy who served in the American military in WWII, becoming a sergeant, and moved to Israel as soon as he could in order to use his skills to defend Jews. He was killed by a sniper at the Jerusalem Railroad station on May 17, 1948 (8 Iyar 5708). He was 27.

Has anyone visited his grave? It’s hard to know - I found no records of his family. It seems that he wasn’t married and didn’t have any children. He was born in 1921 so it unlikely any siblings are still around and considering how hard travel was then, it isn’t even clear if his parents were even able to visit, or when they passed away.

Did anyone say Kaddish for him?  
Yes.
We did. Rabbi Grant led us in one of the most moving prayers I’ve ever experienced. We placed stones on the grave and silently departed.

Sometimes, I think I’m guiding while, in reality, I’m being guided.
Sometimes, we think we’re all alone while, in reality, we’re all together.

Reunited

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

During the Holocaust, a large group of Polish women were rounded up to be sent to the gas chambers. As the group gathered their possessions to take with them into the camp the evil Nazi officers called out to all the villagers who were standing by watching, “Anything that these Jews leave behind you may take for yourselves, because for sure they will not be coming back to collect them!” Two Polish women who were standing nearby saw a woman towards the back of the group, wearing a large, heavy, expensive coat. Not wanting to wait to see if others got the coat before them, they ran to the woman and knocked her to the ground, grabbing her coat and walked away. As the Jewish women were being led away, these two Polish women lay down the coat to divide the spoils of what was hiding inside. As they rummaged through the pockets, they discovered gold jewellery, silver candlesticks and other heirlooms, but still, as they lifted the coat it seemed heavier than it should be. After further inspection they found a secret pocket, and hidden inside the coat was a little baby girl. Shocked at their discovery, one of the women insisted to the other, saying “I don’t have any children, and I’m too old to have now. You take all the gold and silver and let me take the baby”. The deal was agreed and the Polish woman took her new ‘daughter’ home to her delighted husband.

They raised the Jewish girl as their own, treating her very well, but never told her anything of her history. Paula* excelled in her studies and became a successful paediatrician, working in the top hospital in Poland.

After some years the Paula's ‘mother’ passed away. A week after, she received a knock at the door. An old woman invited herself in and said “I want you to know that the woman that passed away last week was not your real mother...” and she proceeded to tell her the whole story. Paula did not believe her at first but the old woman said to her “When we found you, you were wearing a beautiful gold pendant with strange writing on it which must be Hebrew, I am sure that your mother kept the necklace, go and look” and with that parting advice she left. The girl went into her ‘mother’s’ jewellery box and found the necklace just as the woman described. She had it extended and wore it every day, but thought nothing more of her Jewish roots.

Sometime later, Paula went on holiday abroad and saw two Lubavitch boys. Seizing the opportunity she told them entire story and showed them the necklace. The boys confirmed that a Jewish name was inscribed on the necklace but did not know what to say about her status. They recommended that she send a letter to the Lubavitch Rebbe explaining everything. She sent off the letter and received a speedy reply saying that it is clear from the facts that she is a Jewish girl and since she had a special talent, she should use her invaluable skills in Israel, a place in desperate need of talented paediatricians.

She took the Rebbe’s advice and moved to Israel where she approached a Beis Din who declared her Jewish. She was accepted into a hospital to work, and she met her husband and raised a family.

Some years later...

When there was a terrorist attack at the Sbarro cafe in the centre of Jerusalem in August 2001, Paula was walking nearby with her husband. She told her husband to return home to the kids and she proceeded to rush to the scene where she treated the wounded and helped the injured to hospital. When she arrived at the hospital she met an elderly man who was in a state of shock. He was searching everywhere for his granddaughter who had become separated from him. She calmed him down and went with him to search amongst all the patients in order to find his granddaughter. Asking how she could recognise her, the frantic grandfather gave a rough description of a gold pendant necklace that she was wearing. After searching amongst the injured, they finally found the granddaughter who was wearing the necklace. At the sight of this necklace, the paediatrician froze. She turned to the old man and said “where did you buy this necklace from?” “You can’t buy such a necklace” he responded, “I am a goldsmith and I made this necklace. Actually I made two identical ones for each of my daughters. This is my granddaughter from one of them, and my other daughter did not survive the war”

...And this is how the young Jewish Polish girl was reunited with her father.

(Told by Harav Moshe Kupetz shlit"a - Manchester)
 
 

Yad L'Achim - rescue

Thursday, 19th May 2016

Watch an actual rescue of a Jewish mother and 8 children
from an Arab village by Yad L'Achim.

Click the image below to watch the video.

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