As hundreds of missiles bombarded Israel this week from the Gaza strip, residents of the Holy Land’s southern communities again faced terror, chaos and the fear of destruction and death. Israelis and those who love the Land and its people, joined forces, praying and opening their homes to traumatized families.
David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) was born in Poland and immigrated to Israel in 1906. He is considered Israel’s “founding father,” as he formally declared the establishment of the State on May 14, 1948, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence which he helped write. Ben-Gurion served as the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Born Stanley Martin Lieber in Manhattan to Romanian Jewish immigrants in 1922, Lee sidestepped the horrors of the Holocaust. As a boy, he aspired to be a writer but at the age of 17, with the help of his uncle, he got a job as an assistant at the newly established Timely Comics. Writing text filler for Captain America comics, he began using his now iconic pen-name. He joined the Army Signal Corps in 1942 and wrote training manuals and slogans, made training films, and even penned cartoons.
A pair of Harvard scientists have come up with an astounding explanation for the strange behavior of the first interstellar object to pass through our solar system, suggesting it was a probe sent by an alien civilization to check us out. An Israeli Nibiru expert suggests a different cause, while giving an astounding explanation that links aliens to paranormal activity.
With more than 40 percent of Israel Defense Force (IDF) combat soldiers being very religious and the vast majority of the others keeping traditional Judaism, having a proper place to pray while protecting the Holy Land is of great importance. To that end Yahad-United for Israel’s Soldiers is raising funds for a synagogue on wheels which will travel with IDF combat soldiers as they move from place to place.
In 1998, the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of kindness NGOs, came together and encouraged the international community to recognize November 13 as “World Kindness Day.” This day is now focused on increasing acts of kindness, concentrating on the positive power of kindness that binds one to another, encouraging individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion, and unite in goodness.
At this year’s 37th Annual A Night To Honor Israel event at the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio held by John Hagee Ministries, Israeli non-profit Just One Life (JOL) was awarded $100,000 for its live-saving counseling of expectant mothers. The organization was among another 11 charity and non-profit organizations from Israel and the United States that received money fundraised by JHM’s national television audience.
Last week, two separate geologic faults generated swarms of earthquakes on the west coast of the United States. While seismologists searched the depths of the earth for clues, a Nibiru expert suggested that scientists should instead lift their eyes to the heavens to better understand the bigger picture.
The koteret was the first Jewish perfume, according to Shimon and Sarah Barda, who today use some of the incense offering’s original herbs and flowers, and many other natural scents, to create a line of perfumes, creams and deodorants without aluminum, added colors or chemicals. The couple investigated and collected thousands of plants and established a laboratory and manufacturing facility in the biblical heartland that sells a wide-range of natural products.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, childhood friends from New York, opened their first ice cream parlor in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont. As their names suggest, they are both Jewish. They began mass producing their unique flavors two years later. In 1987, they created Cherry Garcia, becoming the first ice cream company to name an ice cream after a rock star.