Michelle just completed a Masters Degree in Water Studies from Haifa University to go along with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Her expert research on Israel’s water issue was used in peace negotiations that Israel conducted with our neighbors. The women speak about the huge advances in Israel’s water technology and infrastructure, the ongoing drought in the Middle East and the resultant ensuing wars, and what the world can learn from Israel on how we manage this precious resource. Click for more information about Israel Water Tours.

Eve chats with Akiva Gersh about his newly published collection of articles on moving to Israel from the West. ‘Becoming Israeli: The Hysterical, Inspiring and Challenging Sides of Making Aliyah’ covers what will sound familiar to many who have taken the step to align our fate with that of the Jewish state. Learning Hebrew, getting used to a new culture, figuring out even the simplest things- those are the challenges. Underlying all of it, though, is an impossible to put into words sense of being part of something so great that it defies rational thought.
Hashem remains a local call even with whatsapp and viber in a way you can’t explain. History is lived in the present. It’s Home.

Eve free-associates on her week that was.  Shavuot and social justice.  Medical centers, Manchester, morality and mothers-in-law.  History, humanity and hysteria.  Liberalism and liberty.
Extremism and …..extremism.   Yes, there is an extremism in the current ‘politically correct group think’ that is as much of an existential threat as the jihadist ideology.
We are in a fight for our lives, and the threats are not just from the enemy without.
Chag sameach; learn the Torah and its lessons.  And don’t eat too much cheesecake.
Barnea Levi Selavan resides in Jerusalem’s Old City, teeming 24/7 with Jews again since the 6 Day War, which was 50 years ago this week.  As a rabbi, archaeologist, tour guide and co-director of Foundation Stone, he speaks with Eve on the physical tensions of daily life and the intellectual and spiritual tension inherent in reconciling Tanach and science.  Or not.
Biblical critics are coming around to accepting ancient narratives; Torah scholars are understanding the physical context of our textual times.   The return of Jewish sovereignty and presence in the Land is good news for the world.
Hashem brought His people home.  Celebrate with us!
It’s the 33rd Day of the Omer, the 7 weeks between Passover and Shavuot.  Eve speaks with Dr. Doron Sar Avi, Director of the Land of Israel Studies Department at Herzog College about his area of expertise, Shimon Bar Kochba and the second century Judean rebellion against Rome that ended so disastrously.  How did it start?  Were the famed Rabbi Akiva and his students involved?  Hadrian used to trade land for peace?  Who is Messiah supposed to be, anyhow?  And should Bar Kochba even be associated with Lag Ba’Omer?   Current Israeli archaeological digs are contributing tremendously to 1800 years of written sources both Jewish and non-when added to much speculation and the wisdom of hindsight the emerging theories make this a fascinating interview.  Bonfires away.

Yaakov Amidror is a former IDF major general, National Security Advisor and head of the Research Department of Israeli military intelligence. He’s currently involved with the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and is also a researcher at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. On this week’s Rejuvenation – ‘Eve’s drop in’ on an exclusive talk he gave at a Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) luncheon in Boston on May 4th which Eve Harow attended while in Boston to appear on a community panel. (More on that later…) Amidror’s analysis of the threats surrounding Israel is a must hear.

Rabbanit Chana Henkin is Founder and Dean of Nishmat, The Jeannie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women.  She and her husband Rabbi Yehuda Henkin forged the way for the ‘yoetzot Halacha’  (learned women giving advice on Jewish law) and completely  raised the level of women’s involvement and influence in all areas of Jewish life. The State of Israel recognized her extraordinary contribution by choosing her to light one of the torches to open celebrations of our 69th Independence Day this week.
But first comes Memorial Day, when we commemorate our fallen, including her brilliant son Rabbi Eitam and his wife Na’ama, murdered by terrorists in front of their 4 young children 19 months ago. She explains to Eve that her faith was not affected, but the pain and loss is palpable. As with all births, modern Israel is great suffering mixed with incalculable joy and many miracles.
May Hashem give His people strength and bless us with peace.
ה׳ עוז לעמו יתן; ה׳ יברך את עמו בשלום
A great woman.  The matriarchs would be proud.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University is one of Israel’s premier Arab experts- just ask the crew at Al Jazeera who interview him regularly.    Here he speaks with Eve about his very original plan to solve the Israeli and Palestinian issue.  Based on the natural Middle Eastern tribal and ethnic structure and not the foreign imposed nation-state paradigm, it entails giving independence to Gaza and the 7 main Arab cities in Judea and Samaria while applying Israeli law to the rest of the area.   A potentially stable, successful Palestinian Emirates if they want to unite, with economic, social and religious freedom and without the dictatorial, corrupt and terror enabling Palestinian Authority who make everyone’s lives miserable.  Details need to be worked on so if you’re interested in a plan that works with the culture of the Middle East and not the unnatural will of the West then this interview will give you what to think and act on.

The Israeli Lion King roars.  Jerusalem City Council member and Israel Land Fund’s director Arieh (‘Lion’ in Hebrew) King is a man with a mission:  To find the descendants of Jews who bought land in Jerusalem and its environs in the 19th and 20th century and reunite them with their inheritance.  The Arab squatters on the land?  Well, theft is theft and they’ll have to go. One rule for all.   He explains to Eve the reasons for so much confusion- including the Holocaust and World Wars; Ottoman, British, Jordanian and Israeli conflicting legal property definitions (just to name a few)- but there’s an absolute urgency to following every lead in this paper trail.  Any of you listening may really own property in the Holy City.   Contact him at their Facebook page or office@israellandfund.com to discover if your ancestors left you a gift of tremendous value in all measures.  Happy Pesach to all- this year and next year in a rebuilt Jerusalem!

On today’s show Josh Hasten interviews fellow Land of Israel host Eve Harow about her recent speaking tour in the US. Eve says that American Jews overall are still stunned by the Trump presidential win. She says that at the same time there is a need to better understand the realities in Israel amongst Diaspora Jewry. Also on the show, Rabbi Guy Avihod talks about the sin of “pride,” and how Passover is the opportunity to work on evaluating how that trait controls our lives during the rest of the year.

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