Arlene Kushner

From Israel: It’s a Heartbreak!!

Next week will mark 21 years since my Aliyah, and I am forever filled with gratitude to be here (yes, even on the bad days).  That said, I remain an American as well: I pay taxes in the US and vote in US elections.  And I care deeply about what …

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From Israel: “Dropping Out, Stepping Forward!!”

Sunday night I participated in a Webinar with Eve Harow for the One Israel Fund.  For those of you who might not have signed up, or who signed up but were not able to see it because of a Zoom glitch, I provide a link to it here: https://oneisraelfund.org/trips/guarding-israel-critical-juncture/ ~~~~~~~~~~ …

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From Israel: Hold On to Your Seats, Folks!!

On Thursday, Times of Israel editor David Horowitz wrote: “Netanyahu and the right are about to regain power; they will hold it for a long time.”  (Emphasis added here and below) For which I say Thank Heaven. Continued Horowitz, “The final blow to the coalition could come from many directions, …

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From Israel: Head High, Eyes Forward!!

After the high of Yom Yerushalayim, it’s important to sustain some of that positive feeling with good news items. And I will do that shortly.  But it’s a bit of a challenge, as there is much to deal with. I begin with comments that relate to the Flag Parade. We …

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From Israel: Our Day of Miracles!!

We, the Jewish People, are a miracle.  That we were dispersed from our Land 2,000 years ago and then returned is a one-time happening that defies all historical precedents and all logical understanding. That the Land has flourished when farmed by Jews, in a way that it simply does not …

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From Israel: “Stupid Is, As Stupid Does!!”

Next Sunday, May 29, is Yom Yerushalayim – a day that marks Israel’s liberation of eastern Jerusalem in 1967 and its subsequent formal reunification with western Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It is over 3,000 years ago – which is way before Islam existed – that King David chose Jerusalem as …

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From Israel: And This Is the Way WE Do It!!

“And This Is the Way WE Do It!! “A hero of Israel lived among us,” said Binyamin Regional Council head Yisrael Gantz, speaking at the funeral of Sgt. Maj. Noam Raz, who was badly wounded during anti-terrorism operations in Jenin last Friday, and died shortly thereafter. “We were privileged to …

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From Israel: “And So I Wept!!”

Many of us here in Israel had not yet moved past the deep sadness we were carrying with regard to the terror attack in Ariel, in which a beautiful, caring young man had saved his fiancée’s life by throwing himself in front of her, right in the line of gunfire …

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From Israel: Ay! That Was Fast!!

Yom Ha’atzmaut, with its euphoria, was just coming to an end. (Please see my posting reflecting that euphoria if you have not done so yet!) We seemed to be back to normal. But it’s tough, because “normal” has just become obscene. ~~~ I was going to write about the Temple …

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