Reaching out from Jerusalem is offering an eye witness account of what it is like to be old in Israel, in G-D’s Promised Land. This is by Sarah: Today I find myself a “kashish” – over age 75 living in one of Jerusalem’s poorer neighborhoods. Unfortunately, I do not have a pension, but only live […]
Osher Deri Died from Severe Allergy to Milk Israelis were shocked recently to learn of the death of 23 year old Osher Deri on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from a severe milk allergy. Osher was given milk whipped cream in an all meat kosher restaurant instead of non-dairy whipped cream. Not only is a meat […]
A slight change was made in the post STAY SOBER ON PURIM AS ALCOHOL RAISES RISK TO GET A SEVERE CASE OF COVID-19. For your convenience the change was made to the paragraph about Rabbeinu Ephraim: It should read as follows: According to Rabbeinu Ephraim it is Forbidden to get Drunk on Purim This minhag […]
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Jewish community began last year following the holiday of Purim. Not only did many people hold large Purim holiday gatherings which may have helped spread this terrible SARS 2 coronavirus, but probably the main culprit was the excessive alcohol intake that is common among many Jews […]
The New Year 2021 is upon us and to our dismay COVID-19 is still on the rise at a very fast pace possibly due to a new mutated strain initially identified in the UK. The mutated strain is believed to be 70% more contagious and thus may be the reason rates of new coronavirus cases […]
Chanukah is the Jewish Holiday that Celebrates G-D’s Great Olive Oil Miracle. Chanukah is an 8-day Jewish holiday celebrated every year on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev. This year Chanukah begins Thursday evening after sundown on December 10, 2020. This is a time for rejoicing for a great miracle whereby the […]
Licorice Root used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may help to Prevent or Treat COVID-19 We are living in an age of a raging pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2 also known as COVID-19. COVID-19 has killed more than a million people worldwide. Many of those who survived the initial onslaught of […]
Save Emek Ha’lavan the Beautiful White valley Emek Ha’lavan (the White Valley) is one of the most fascinating natural beautiful sites in Jerusalem. It is called the White Valley because of the many beautiful wild almond trees that grow here that make it appear white when the almonds are in full bloom. The almond tree […]
Someone Might Need them 2000 Years from Now! We may be reaching the point of no return for some kinds of fruit trees. When G-D created the world He created trees and plants that could bear seed after its kind and the LORD said “It is good (Genesis 1:1-12).” Most Trees are Cultivated from Cuttings […]
It was the year 1848 and there was a very bad epidemic of a disease called cholera in Vilna, Lithuania. Many people were in pain and dying with no one to help them. Cholera came on very suddenly and often people and children died after a few hours. Rabbi Yisrael Salanter went to talk with […]
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