• The Bitter and the Sweet

    Naomi Shemer was a famous Israeli songwriter who wrote such Hebrew classics as “Al Kol Eleh” (“For the Honey, and for the bee’s sting . . . for the bitter and for the sweet”). As Kibbutz Kinneret, her
    By נתן רועי on 15 Sep 2014 / 20 Elul 5774
  • החויה הישראלית מארחת את תגלית בירושלים

    Israel Experiences Ltd Wins Taglit-Birthright’s Excellence Award

    “This year, Birthright groups came from all over the world through Israel Experiences, from India in the east to Panama in the west."
    By נתן רועי on 10 Sep 2014 / 15 Elul 5774
  • Fear in a Library, then Aliyah to Israel

    The Balaban family of Gorlovka, Ukraine, fled their home after Olga's workplace was shelled. Now adjusting to their new home in Haifa, they look back at the home they left, and forward to the
    By נתן רועי on 09 Sep 2014 / 14 Elul 5774
  • עולים חדשים מנורית הולכים לבקר חיילים

    Nurit Absorption Center: A Hug for the “Iron Dome” Soldiers

    The children of the Nurit Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva went to visit the soldiers who are protecting them: one more way of reducing their anxiety during this war with so many unknowns.
    By נתן רועי on 11 Aug 2014 / 15 Av 5774
  • “Our goal is to raise awareness of the needs of businesses in southern Israel, and introduce those businesses to English-speakers in Israel and around the world.

    Israeli Businesses Under Fire

    Monica Cohen was once a Jewish Agency Shlichah (emissary) to North America. Today, in light of the situation in southern Israel, she is a volunteer activist, leading efforts to mobilize support for
    By נתן רועי on 06 Aug 2014 / 10 Av 5774
  • On the Gaza border.

    Kibbutz Under Fire

    On the eve of the 9th of Av, 24 hours after IDF forces began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, one can still hear the echoes of shooting in the backyard of Kibbutz Alumim, here on the Gaza border. The
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774