Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel delivers one of the most inspirational speeches about Israel and electrifies the packed audience in the largest Synagogue in Canada during Mizrachi’s annual Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Celebration.
In this powerful address to International March of the Living, Ari Abramowitz shares his moving testimony of the greatness of Israel’s fallen. Mikey Levin, Ari Fuld, Koby Mandell, and other heroes of Israel.
There is no word for independence in Biblical Hebrew, and the roots of the modern word can teach us much. This might be called the day when we celebrate ‘self-actualization,’ but that leaves poses the question – how do we actually become a great nation in our land?
On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, over 700 rockets were fired at Israel over the weekend resulting in the death of four Israelis. Was Israel too quick to seek a cease fire with Hamas? Doesn’t Israel have a policy of not negotiating with terrorists? Could Prime Minister Netanyahu be looking for quiet as Israel gets ready to host Eurovision? Also on the show Marc Prowisor Director of Security for the One Israel Fund reports from down south where he is busy providing necessary equipment to the security chiefs and medics in full anticipation that this “cease fire” won’t last long.
Eve speaks with old friend Jay Kranis in his Manhattan home although they agree about very little, politically or religiously. Their common bond is a deep passion for Israel and tremendous mutual respect despite – or perhaps because of – their very different perspectives on the Jewish world. Jay’s will to fight for what he believes has inspired Eve over the years and while you’ll hear opinions that she (and maybe you, too) clearly don’t agree with, they find the bandwidth to have the conversation, listen and learn. Find the middle ground, people. It’s there, right under your feet but not yet buried.
Memorial and Independence Days this week as Israel appreciates the sacrifice and celebrates our freedom with a very wide pendulum swing of emotions. As life should be lived.
Rabbis Ari Abramowitz & Jeremy Gimpel share their insights, stories, Torahs and perspectives connecting the dots between the modern struggles of Israel and the nations, Holocaust Memorial Day, and the transformation happening around the world.
If you want to be a mentch you can’t consume it all and do just want your inclination pleases! Rav Mike Feuer rejoins Rabbi Yishai for a discussion of the Torah portions of Acharie Mot and Kedoshim and together get ready for the big holiday of Israeli independence.
The anti-Semitic cartoon which appeared this past week in the New York Times, may or may not have been seen by the terrorist who murdered a Jewish woman and injured three others in a Poway, California Synagogue, but the overall mainstreaming of anti-Semitism, just 70 years after the Holocaust, certainly played a role. On today’s Israel Uncensored, Josh Hasten discusses the Poway terror shooting, with a focus on the heroism displayed by that congregation’s worshipers in saving lives. Josh then ties in the now infamous anti-Semitic New York Times cartoon, which ran this week, with reactions and condemnations abound.
Photo Credit: Facebook Profile Photo – Congregation Chabad of Poway
Eve shares her Passover experiences, guiding and being guided. The latter is a segment of Eve’s Peeves; her visit to the Biblical town of Givon, a fabulous archaeological site just outside Jerusalem covered with the garbage of an Arab village which carries the ancient name. Why do good people have to be secured, scared and humiliated when we live in strong countries? Perhaps a little Solomonic wisdom is needed. Condolences to Chabad of Poway, the most recent victims of the anti-Semitism that strengthens every day. If all it takes for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing then we need to be part of the solution. Are you?
Yishai and family are at Neve Ilan celebrating the Holiday of Liberation with a visit to Hebron and the Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem. Join Yishai as he talks with a group of Christadelphians – non-Jewish lovers of Israel. Happy Pesach!