A Thought for Tu Bishvat

By: Netanel R. This week in Israel, we celebrate Tu Bishvat, a Jewish holiday that has its origins as the 4th of 4 new years that occur each year according to Jewish tradition—Tu Bishvat focuses … Read More

Thank You Letter—January 2019

I am very thankful for your partnership with Hope for Israel. We feel very strongly about teaching our young people the value of serving others; in fact, service is something we really emphasize to our … Read More

Why We Need a Jewish Homeland

by M.Rosen In Memoriam – Simcha (“Kazik”) Rotem 1924-2018 Simcha Rotem (z”l), the last fighter of the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto of 1943, was buried on Monday, December 24 in the Ayalon Valley … Read More

Remembering Rabin

All of Israel had shut down. Our Prime Minister had been shot and everyone kept saying ‘I just hope it wasn’t a Jew who shot him’, but the fact that they kept saying this only … Read More

Sukkot: The Feast of Booths

Every year, at this time of the year, my family and I build a Sukkah (“booth”) on our patio. What is a Sukkah, you may ask? It is a small, boxy structure, built from either … Read More

Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)

In this short article about Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), I would like to share some thoughts about this special and important day. Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Hebrew calendar. … Read More

Yom Teru’ah: A Holy Convocation of Remembrance

M. Rosen The Lord’s appointed times, or mo’adim (מועדים), are unique commemorative gatherings that He gave to the children of Israel shortly after their exodus from Egypt.¹ Let’s review a few key points regarding the mo’adim … Read More