Israel

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

I recently published this blogpost on the Times of Israel. As of this morning there were over 1000 Likes / Shares on Facebook with over 110 comments.   Here’s an excerpt, please click thru for…

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Three months isn’t a long time in the whole scheme of things. A quarter of a year. A blink, a sigh. But these next three months are huge over here in the HSM household. Within…

Surprising My Brother – We Both Hate Surprises

Surprising My Brother – We Both Hate Surprises

As I wrote recently, I traveled to Israel to see family and to surprise my twin-brother for our 40th birthday. (The Hebrew date – 6 Adar). It was extremely difficult to keep quiet about my…

Travel vignette

Travel vignette

Standing in line for security on Wednesday on my way to Israel I was chatting with woman with three boys, one of whom was extremely not happy to be there. He was maybe 3 years…

My Son is Making Aliyah

My Son is Making Aliyah

If you have been around my facebook page or twitter you’ll know by now that Aryeh, my oldest, has made it known that he is making Aliyah in August 2013. He spent some time on…

Aliyah – In My Heart

My very good friend Jamie Geller and her family made aliyah almost a week ago. There has been lots of press surrounding the flight they were on – almost 130 of those on the special…

The Full Text of Hatikva

written by Naftali Hertz Imber in 1878. When it was written it was called Tikvateinu – our hope. (with thanks to Wikipedia) Hebrew Transliteration English translation –I– כָּל־עוֹד בַּלֵּבָב פְּנִימָה Kol-‘od balevav penimah As long…

Happy 62nd Birthday Israel!!

62 Things My Buddy Benji Loves About Israel from jpost.com You’ve waited all year and it’s finally here. Inspired by last year’s “61 more things I love about Israel” and 2008′s  “60 things I love…

In Memory

Today is Yom HaZikaron, Memorial Day, in Israel, where we remember the fallen soldiers, the soldiers who gave up their lives for our homeland, Eretz Israel. This video that I post is extremely moving, and…