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Remembering the Holocaust – April 9, 2013

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.  It is a difficult day for all of us, as we remember the horrors that took place in Europe just 70 years ago.  Every Jew in Israel, and indeed all over the world, is connected to the Holocaust.  Every Ashkenazic (European origin Jewish) family lost relatives or themselves […]

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Support from Our Political Leaders – March 2013

A few days ago, the morning news began with two key items.  The first item was that progress had been made in negotiations to form a government and it looked as if both Yesh Atid headed by Yair Lapid and Bayit Yehudi lead by Naftali Bennett would be main coalition partners. The second item was […]

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Sharing In The Joy at an Israeli Wedding

A major high-light of my recent trip to Israel was being a guest at the wedding of Sondra Baras’ youngest son. As anyone who has talked to Sondra in the past year knows, this was the event of the decade for the Baras family! Let me explain. When I first met Sondra in 1998, her oldest […]

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Good Overcomes Evil – December 18, 2012

It is just mind-boggling.  There is no other way to describe the horrific massacre of 6 year old children and their teachers that took place in the United States this past Friday.  I can only imagine how this has ripped apart Americans and especially the residents of that quiet Connecticut town.  Here in Israel, we […]

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Fruit Trees, Honey Bees, and Special Needs

An Update From Our Communities in Israel   In September 2011, Kim Troup, the US Director of CFOIC Heartland, traveled to Israel. While there, she visited some 30 different communities in less than two weeks. It was an intense visit and included meetings with mayors, community representatives, and residents to hear firsthand how the efforts […]

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All God’s Creatures Great and Small in Nofei Prat

Fall 2012 It started with one very special family. The Lubiners had always been involved with animals, the father, Shlomo, even working as a shepherd in Shiloh! When they moved to Nofei Prat six years ago, they set up a few cages of animals right outside their home… just some parrots and rabbits… nothing noisy that would bother the […]

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Reflections on Rain

I was sitting at work in the CFOIC Heartland office a few weeks ago, when I heard the rumbling of thunder.  Within seconds it started raining.  I grabbed my car keys and ran out to get home, a minute drive away, to pull in my freshly laundered clothing, hanging on the line.  Only minutes later, […]

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The Importance of Today – November 6, 2012

Today is a very exciting day for many people in both Israel and the US.  In the US, Americans are going to the polls to elect the next president of their country and at the time of this writing the race is too close to call.  Israelis are following that race as the President of […]

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Stories from Shani Livneh and Emanuel

I just returned from a visit to Israel and I am still trying to absorb all that I saw and experienced. It has been over eleven years since I have made such an in depth visit to the communities in Judea and Samaria. WOW!! I was so encouraged to see all of the growth and […]

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Go Vote!

  Two weeks from today Americans will go to the polls to votefor our President. I received an email from someone who reads our blog, and she expressed her frustration with the presidential candidates. She is having difficulty deciding which candidate should receive her vote. Many of my fellow Christians are voicing the opinion that […]

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