Israel

There’s nothing like home. The land where everyone is family, Torah comes to life, and G-d’s presence is felt.

A Tisha B’Av Bus Ride

It’s Tisha B’av morning and I’m sitting on a bus rumbling through the city on my way to work. Sudden tears prick my eyes and I struggle to swallow them back, feeling lost amongst the chatter filling the bus and cheerful sunshine streaming through the window. Tisha B’av. The worst, saddest, most brutal day […]

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Filling the Gap with HubSheva

“In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” Hillel Pirkei Avos, Perek 2 Mishnah 5.
When we made Aliyah 4 years ago, we came with the mindset of “what can we do for Israel” instead of “what can Israel do for us?”
Being a Neve Chabad pioneer instills the idealism of […]

The Two Best Israeli Cheesecake Recipes

As a foreigner living in Israel, there is a lot about life here that I had to get used to. Such as: being pushy and relentless is not optional, it’s a basic survival skill. You will get reprimanded for parading your baby around sockless if the weather is anywhere below 95F. Berries are basically […]

Does God Make Mistakes?

I have a philosopher for a daughter. Four-year-old philosophers are the best. They ponder life in its most basic terms.

“Hashem (God) makes mistakes sometimes.”

That’s what she said to me at the dinner table one night. It was out of the blue and I was quite taken aback, or maybe caught off guard.

I replied too […]