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Category Archives: Exploring Israel

Women in the army of Israel


Women in the Army of Israel by Elze Erwteman When you walk in the northern neighborhood of Jerusalem, Pizgat Ze’ev, you can see an Arab village named: Hizme. The Arab village is about 5 km from Ramallah, the Capital of the Palestinian Authority. (PA). It is located about 7 km from the old town of...
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Modern Hebrew


  Eliezer Ben Yehudah is the father of the modern Hebrew language. He was an inspired man. As a young man he received a vision to develop the Hebrew language in order that the Jewish people could form a nation that would speak one language. His vision became reality. Only Eliezer never was able to...
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Women defending Israel


Women in the army of Israel By Elze Erwteman Women who fight in wars is a difficult thing for many people. In Israel’s history women have often played an important role in wars. In Joshua 21:43 we read:”Thus the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which he swore to give unto their fathers; they...
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Medical Diagnosis in Jerusalem


Medical Diagnosis in Jerusalem by Elze Erwteman   In the year 700 BC the Assyrians tried to conquer Jerusalem. But the Lord said: “Therefore thus says the LORD of the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city; he will shoot no arrow in it, no shield against lifting and no bank against...
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Forces of nature and eternal light


by Elze Erwteman In the middle of the Negev Desert in Israel, lies the small town of Mitspe Ramon. At an altitude of 850 meters, I ‘m at the edge of a cliff 500 meters deep and tremble. The forces of nature have carved out a crater with length of 40 km and about 10...
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Rockets upon Israel


Recently my husband and I were in Jerusalem. We were there when rockets were fired by Hamas and were shocked when the war siren sounded. We had the privilege of a mamad ‘(hidden room) in our apartment and could go there to hide. Fortunately, the missiles aimed at residential areas missed and came down in...
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Antisemitism 5772


    The Simon Wiesenthal Centre in America keeps us constantly informed about the situation in the world with regard to anti-Semitism. There are very worrisome situations, e.g. at the universities of America. Students who love Israël or Jewish are finding more and more persecution and violence.   There are pro-Palestinian groups that influence the...
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Jerusalem in Jewish hands


Never was there a thought in the leaders of that time in the young State of Israël, to even dream of having back Jerusalem after 2000 years. The very small country Israël was at that time busy defending itself because of the attacks from all sites. Like in 1967, called now the sixth day war,...
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Mount of Olives


Jerusalem is entirely surrounded by mountains, “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people” Psalm 125:2 The mountain that rises in the east of Jerusalem is called the Mount of Olives. From the Mount of Olives it is said that the feet of the Lord shall stand on this mountain. “ This...
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Pressure on Jerusalem


This text I write with gratitude from the north of Jerusalem. This area is known as occupied territory and located 1-2 km from the places Beit Hanina and Shuafat. Both towns are located in the area of the tribe of Benjamin and according to some writers was the name: Beit Anina. In the year 636 A.D....
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