Israel

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

Circles

Circles.

Around and around in circles.

The sun comes up, and goes down again. Around and around. As if the first time wasn’t good enough, nor the second or the second millionth. He must try again, and again. And again.

Again. He must try again – just like the last time, but differently. The same sequence, the […]

Seeing Through the Eyes of Our Ancestors

Where one man sees a master piece, another merely sees a paint explosion. It is our outlook that allows us to appreciate the world around us for what it really is.
I always wondered why it was that those closest often don’t see the full picture. How can so many so close to the source […]

Isn’t It Boiling Hot in the Negev?

Okay, let me start by saying that I come from Canada.

A few months before we arrived we had no electricity because of ice. Seriously. Somehow everything got coated in four inches of ice. That means that a whole bunch of trees collapsed under the weight, and took down the electric wires with them. Which also […]

I’m Finally Home

I’m finally home.

I’m home when I walk through the streets and wonder if my forefather Avraham walked on the same spot as me. When I read through the parsha and find the name of my city right there. When I touch the walls of the kotel and tremble at the thought of what it […]