Summer is here!

The long awaited day finally arrived! The school year ended and now the “Chofesh Hagadol” or the “Big Vacation” has begun. Summer is here and we are officially in a new season! And not just for the kids but it’s now been several weeks that we have a new government operating. It still feels a… Read more »

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Israel Under Fire

Hamas sent out a warning: if Israel didn’t stop attacking Gaza, it would send a barrage of rockets against Tel Aviv. All eyes were glued to the TV on Tuesday evening and at 9 pm, it began. Hundreds of rockets were set off towards Tel Aviv. I could hear what seemed like endless “BOOMS” as… Read more »

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Israel Lives!

I remember writing in February and expressing optimism about the upcoming season that seemed to be activited in my heart with the warmer temperatures and the first spring flowers budding in my garden. Looking back, my optimism was well founded! Two months since then and Israel has experienced a radical decline in the virus with… Read more »

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A New Season!

This promises to be an exciting few weeks in Israel as the country gears up for its fourth election in two years on March 23rd. In the early morning hours of March 26th, we will be moving our clocks ahead which is always a welcome and refreshing time as we put the darkness of winter… Read more »

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Spring!

“Come … let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Is. 2:5)  In Israel, February is a month that announces the beginning of spring. And this month has really brought a welcome change with bright sunshine and warmer than average temperatures. I wake up each day to the birds singing and the lovely sight… Read more »

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Happy New Year 2021

One year ago, as we wished one another a “Happy New Year 2020”, Covid 19 or Corona as we call it here was not in our imaginations – nor was anything else that we have all walked through in this year. When we were new in faith more than 40 years ago, we talked quite… Read more »

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A New Thing!

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-19) No sooner do we begin to emerge from our second lockdown with stores opening… Read more »

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And so it continues …

Eight months later and the major story on the news every night is still the Virus pandemic as we finish the 6th week of our second lockdown. Thankfully, the numbers have gone down and so now, again, begins the intense and often volatile cabinet discussions over how to emerge from the closures. Unfortunately, the issues… Read more »

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Happy New Year!

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26, 3-4) When Eddie was first diagnosed with brain cancer and we could see the long battle looming in front of us, we wanted… Read more »

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The End of Summer

Eddie and I arrived in Israel on September 1,1997 and our 18th wedding anniversary was the following day. We were so very excited and full of energy. The challenge was great but we were ready for it. There were constant battles in Israel with never a day of peace but in spite of that, as… Read more »

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