Some thoughts about Lech Lecha

Lech Lecha – In G-d we trust This week’s Torah portion is not only important because of Avraham entering the Land of Israel as G-d commanded him to do. This portion also teaches us to have faith in G-d and don’t worry about the bubble we are living in. The symbolism of G-d telling Avraham to...

A Brith in Otniel in Har Hevron

A Brith Milah on Erev Succot in Otniel Today on Erev Chag we had the pleasure to attend a Brit Milah in Otniel located in Har Hevron, some 20 minutes away from our home community of Maon. We have friends living there and they were blessed with a boy a couple of weeks ago, but couldn’t make the Brit on the...

A Short trip to Hevron with my father

A short trip to Hevron and the graves of our forefathers Yesterday I had to travel to Kiryat Arba 20 minutes away from our home in Moshav Maon in Har Hevron. I had to buy a Lulav and Etrog and do some regular shopping, so Kiryat Arba was the place to go. I brought my son David and my father with me for the...

High Holidays at Hadassa Medical Center

To celebrate Rosh HaShana at Hadassa Medical Center Dear Readers, For those of you who haven’t noticed it me and my wife became proud parents of a little baby girl on the 2nd day of Rosh HaShana. As many of you know this year the New Year’s celebrations lasted for three days. Two days of Rosh HaShana and...

Shaving on Zionist holidays in the omer

Question: Are you allowed to shave, get a haircut, or hear music on Yom HaAtzma’ut and Yom Yerushalayim or is it prohibited like the rest of the Omer period? Just as an individual who has a personal celebration (e.g. the sandak, mohel and father at a circumcision ceremony) during the Omer period, is...

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers section Welcome to Living in Israel’s Questions and Answers section. Here you will be able to read questions asked by our readers and answers provided by Rabbis and other learnt people. So if you have Jewish related questions that you would like to ask please send them to...

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