• יעל דרוקמן

    The Sirens Made Me Israeli

    Yael Druckman of Johanesburg, SA, made Aliyah shortly before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The sirens were her first introduction to Israeliness – “the sirens made me Israeli”.
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • צבע אדום

    Just A Minute

    A poem about the war, written by Yosef Wolkovitz, a new Oleh from Mexico, an artist living in the Yeelim Absorption Center in Beersheva.
    By Jewish Agency on 01 Aug 2014 / 5 Av 5774
  • איש הברזל מניו יורק, יהונתן גולדסמיט

    The Iron Man from New York Runs with the Hebrew Language

    Meeting Jonathan Goldsmith from New York is a real privilege. Meet a man who seems to have no physical limitations ─ and it’s hard to believe anyone could possibly have such a large heart.
    By נתן רועי on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774
  • תשובת החיילים

    “Wings of the Dove” Leader, Abba Tagenia, Runs a Volunteer Project for the Soldiers

    Boys and girls from the “Wings of the Dove” Aliyah at the Mevaseret Zion absorption center near Jerusalem sent their blessings and packages to the IDF soldiers at the front.
    By נתן רועי on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774
  • מנהל מרכז הקליטה נורית בבאר שבע אשר ועקנין (במרכז ) עם בנו גיא ועקנין שהוא נגד בקו האש ויו"ר ארגון העובדים של הסוכנות וההסתדרות הציונית העולמית חנן מור

    Asher Vaknin: Fighting for Home

    Asher Vaknin, Director of the Nurit Absorption Center in Beersheva, is the father of two soldiers who currently serving in Gaza.
    By נתן רועי on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • אחותו של מקס שטיינברג זל ואחיו בהלוויה בהר הרצל

    Mt. Herzl Cried at the Funeral of Lone Soldier Max Steinberg

    Mt. Herzl has seen its share of heartbreaking sights since it was founded, after the War of Independence. The funerals for the soldiers who were killed in Operation Protective Edge were held this week
    By נתן רועי on 23 Jul 2014 / 25 Tamuz 5774
  • His bravery continues to amaze me.

    My American Boy Serving in Gaza

    Sadok has been serving for a full year now. He was called to the Gaza border a month ago. He sat at the border for weeks before being called in.
    By Jewish Agency on 22 Jul 2014 / 24 Tamuz 5774
  • Today, we had puppet therapy at the Cheruv Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva.

    Keeping Life Normal in Southern Israel - At All Costs

    How can we help our small children, who waited so long for their summer vacation, to overcome their fears and disappointments? Ravit Elia-Leib, Director of Welfare and Social Services for Ethiopian
    By Jewish Agency on 21 Jul 2014 / 23 Tamuz 5774
  • משפחת אלימי בדרך לאשקלון מלווה באנשי בבית ביחד

    From the Riots of France to the Rockets of Ashkelon

    David Alimi and his family, one of the first recipients of Israeli citizenship from the recent French Aliyah charter flight, went to their new home in Ashkelon -- just as rockets struck.
    By נתן רועי on 21 Jul 2014 / 23 Tamuz 5774
  • Running down to a bomb shelter in Ashdod's absorption center.

    From Anti-Semitism in Hungary to Sirens in Israel

    Since the rise of the Hungarian radical nationalist political party Jobbik, anti-Semitism has become common in Hungary and has spread from the minority to the majority.
    By נתן רועי on 17 Jul 2014 / 19 Tamuz 5774