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Reflections from Israel

Leshem: A Modern Miracle in Samaria

On any given day, at any given time, there are hundreds of young children… their children, staying close to home in Leshem. It is vitally important that the community Rapid Response team who is always vigilantly watching over so many children be adequately equipped to handle any emergency.

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Jerusalem: 50 Years as a Unified City!

Exactly 50 years ago, in just six days, the IDF liberated all of Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley and returned us to our historic heartland. This Jubilee year is a time of celebration, of jubilation!

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Hometown Celebration

In Karnei Shomron everyone gathered outside the Community Center, dressed festively in blue and white, the colors of our dear flag. Standing under the night stars, the ceremony began.

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Arise and Walk the Land

Standing there it was obvious to us just how vital this place is strategically, biblically and historically. We learned that Hemdat was originally established as a “Nahal” military outpost by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 1979.

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Reflections on Passover

Passover starts long before the night of the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Nissan.  As the festival of Purim ends housewives start thinking of what needs to be accomplished in the next month.  “And this day shall become a memorial for you, and you shall observe it as a festival for the L-RD, […]

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Our Emotional Visit to the Bet Hagai Youth Village

By: Avital Stern-Buchnick A weeks ago,  I had the pleasure of touring Hebron and visiting several communities in the southern Hebron hills alongside CFOIC Heartland US Chairman of the Board, Margy Pezdirtz, and longtime friends and supporters of CFOIC Heartland from Wales,Brenda and Phil Lewis. One of the most memorable parts of our day together […]

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Who Will Go?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 This last trip to Israel was amazing. It was short, fast-moving, and full of energizing contacts as I visited some of the communities that CFOIC works with in Judea and Samaria. Each stop was a blessing, a testimony of the goodness of our donors and their love of Israel, and an […]

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Reflections on Chanukah

The Hebrew month of Kislev is called the Month of Glory and Heroism. Long before the 25th day of the month, when Chanukah, the Festival of Lights begins, the theme of heroism permeates our days. On one Chanukah, our local community center arranged for a very special evening remembering the Operation at Entebbe in 1976, […]

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Reflections on Rain

The first sweet rainfall came down a few weeks ago. It was no more than a drizzle. The sun was still shining bright and even my laundry, hanging out to dry, barely got damp. But my two grandsons, visiting for the day, raced to the closet, grabbed boots, coats and umbrellas and stood outside on […]

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Reflections on the Hebrew Language

  To me, part of the thrill of living in Israel is the language. Until I moved here, Hebrew was the language of my prayer book, the language in which the Torah Portion of the Week was read aloud in synagogue, the language of the Bible. Granted, when I went to Bible classes, as a […]

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