Tami Zilbershein was expecting her 6th child when she and nearly 10,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron in the summer of 2005. Her community, Netzarim, split into 2, and she has rebuilt her life in Ariel, the capital of the Shomron. Her group, who only recently moved into real homes, have devoted themselves to strengthening Israeli society with Torah studies, programs for at risk youth and aiding needy families. She speaks with Eve of the challenges and opportunities that have accompanied the last 13 years and the ever-present faith in our people’s mission that carries them through. Ilai Feldman, the manager of the community projects, shares his vision and enthusiasm for this core group who have inspired many families to join.
Tammuz is about choices, and we have precedents of mistaken ones. Do we learn from them- or repeat them?