Check out this amazing video montage celebrating the last 100 years of Israel’s history and the miraculous return of the Jewish people to their homeland after 2,000 years! Am yisroel chai – the Jewish nation lives!
Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner recently released their first-ever Jewish 100 list, a group of individuals their editors believe have positively influenced Jewish life in the past year. We were thrilled that our very own Rabbi Eckstein, founder and president of The Fellowship, was included on the list.
Here’s how the editors explained their selection process:
With the J100 list we tried to create something more meaningful, a list aligned with our core mission: the 100 people who have the most positive impact on Jewish life, men and women, Jew or non-Jew who have lifted the quality of Jewish life in the past year. Think of it this way: Without these J100 – either the individuals or the organizations they represent – Jewish life would not be at the caliber it is today.
Despite the artificial, superficial and sensational nature of any…
The more we follow the news, the more we realize that some things are just too outrageous to be taken seriously.
Last week, an ultra-marathoner from Britain began his journey across the entire length of Israel, a distance of 620 miles, in an effort to raise awareness about nature and wildlife preservation.
That adventure runner, Richard Bowles, choose Israel as Israel the spot of current journey is by no means coincidental. Israel has long been committed to nature conservation and — despite the fact that it is 60% desert – remarkably is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain of trees. Even outside the confines of nature preserves, hundreds of plants, animals, and fish, as well as inanimate natural assets such as fossils and beach rocks, have been declared “protected natural assets.” Many national…
To Live and Die with Honor: The Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – Seventy years ago today a small band of Jewish fighters launched the heroic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. After years of concentrating Poland’s Jewish population into the small confines of the ghetto, where death by disease and starvation was rampant, the Nazis were ordered to liquidate the Warsaw ghetto. After sending approximately 300,000 men, women, and children packed in cattle cars to their deaths at Treblinka, some 55,000 Jews left in the ghetto decided they would not go without a fight.
Seven hundred and fifty fighters armed with a handful of pistols, 17 rifles, and Molotov cocktails faced more than 2,000 heavily armed and well-trained German troops supported by tanks and flame throwers. These heroic fighters knew that they would most likely die in battle, but chose this final act of resistance to help raise the morale of Jews everywhere.
13,000 Jews were killed…