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A sensitive heart


A sensitive heart, among other things, we develop by learning from our own mistakes and sufferings without being stuck in a victim role. That is a difficult process in a human life and we all have to do it bij ourselves. However, we need each other in this process so much in social groups e.g....
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Stunning city, a triptych


Stunning city, 1 Jerusalem center of the earth intoxicating is your appearance desirable is your place greedy hands stretch out to you envy drips and drools twisted faces because of you Jerusalem they stretch the bow Whatever you do it must be different Israel is not allowed to live in you it is not awarded...
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Eti’s Latkes for Chanukkah


Latkes from the kitchen by Eti Choresh Latkes are a traditional recipe for Chanukah. This means we eat oily food in order to be reminded of the oil that was found in the Temple after the terrible struggle for survival of Israel against the dictator Anthiochus.Eti Choresh is a great cook and she loves to...
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Hanukkah: tragedy and victory


The Greek emperor Antiochus IV (215-164 BCE) forced the Greek religion oppressively upon Israel. This meant: kosher slaughter was forbidden, circumcision of the Jewish baby boys was forbidden, and observing Shabbat was forbidden. Exactly those matters which are still forbidden with aversion and disapproval by some political and spiritual leaders in Holland toward Jews, among...
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Hanukkah and the Messiah


Hanukkah and the Messiah These days we again celebrate Hanukkah and thus commemorate the courageous struggle of the Maccabees against the regime of Syrian-Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes. This ruler wanted the Hellenistic culture to impose on the inhabitants of the land of Judaea, and forbade all commands that Adonai had commanded, and vice versa: The...
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Chanukkah and our home


Shalom, dear children! by Noa Naor  Isn’t it wonderful to live in a house in which you feel at home? Of course, we all know that a house is a place to live in; however, this month we’ll learn about the ‘dedication of the Temple and of your house’, and you might wonder what those...
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Shavuot, time to praise and thank G-d


 Seven weeks after the holiday called ‘Pesach’, we celebrate Shavuot, the holiday of harvesting. The time in between these two holidays is the one in which Israel harvests barley. This is the time that Israel produces vegetables and fruit. This means it is a very busy period for those who work on the land. However,...
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Feast of Weeks: delivered in order to become dependent


Heavenly present In a short, intensivce course of 50 days Israel got prepared in order to receive a heavenly present. Those 50 days started with the exodus from Egypt. A literally killing life of slavery and the ten great kicks (plagues) with which the Lord delivered Israel made a heavy impression, both on us and...
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Pesach: reliving our deliverance


by Elze Erwteman It is the time of preparation for Passover. A time of reflection and calibrate our faith. The rabbis describe the midwives in the days of Israel in Egypt in an interesting and engaging way. They explain the text and give us an fresh interpretation, “the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and...
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Natural deodorant


by Lianne Groothedde Sometimes you find an incredibly easy recipe for a care product, that works even better than the industrial version of it. This natural deodorant is an example of that. And it doesn’t only work better, it’s also a lot cheaper and it’s healthier for your body and the environment. I’m talking about...
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