The Fellowship's Ami Farkas writes of the tremendous efforts we all are taking during these trying times to provide security and solace to the many Israeli victims of terror.
Fellowship Bridge Blog - Life in israel
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Much like many Israelis, a woman living in Ashkelon had her life upended by the rocket barrage launched from Gaza.
For centuries, the Ethiopian Jews have celebrated their Jewish faith and roots in a unique holiday, known as Sigd, which means “prostration” or “worship” in Amharic. When Ethiopian Jews started celebrating Sigd in Ethiopia, they would pray to God and plead to return to Zion. Today, it celebrates that they are finally home in Israel!
The first time that I participated in elections as a citizen of Israel, I was moved to tears. I thought about my grandparents, who were Holocaust survivors, and how they and their families were at the mercy of another nation. . .
The Jewish holiday Sukkot begins this Monday, and Jews will inhabit sukkah, or temporary shelters that remind them of the huts the Israelites lived in during their 40 years of wandering in the desert. Our friends at Israel21c tell us about a unique sukkah display going on now in Israel.