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the week behind

Wow, has it been a crazy time over the last two weeks!! It is un believable that it is already the 21st of February; where does the time go.

Besides our regular Friday evening dinner into Saturday time with the guys, this past Thursday took a little trip to Dimona which is way down in the desert.  One of our regular "kids" had just completed a four month commanders course and we went to the graduation ceremmony.  The "tekas" was held at the soccer stadium.  There were almost 300 new commanders for the army at the completion of the event.  Each tekas is unique, and important but this is one that not everyone will go through, and that makes it even more special.  And I must say, it was a refreshing change and a nice break from all the shopping, meetings, cleaning, and last minute items we deal with day to day.

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something more...

okay, last week I asked for any good soup receipes; since I received ZERO I'm guessing not many people make soup anymore....So, how about sharing your favorite salad with us.....we serve 2-3 salads EVERY week and we are always looking for new ones. Can't wait to try one

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Shalom from Jerusalem

Pumpkin Soup

SOUPS ON

 

Finally we are having rain in Jerusalem! along with the rain has come chilly weather, SOUP weather.  So, if you have an awesome receipe that you would like to share, send it.  I will cook-up a big potful for Shabbat and share the reviews with you.

 

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We Care!

Ha Miflaht HouseIt is no easy task to pick up and move from one place to another. It is even more difficult when you leave all you know and love in one country and move to another. Not only are you adjusting to a new land, but also language, culture, climate, time, thought process, food, the list goes on, and on. And now, think of doing it alone, all by yourself.

The door has been opened for us to be able to help these young men and women make the transition to Israel a little easier. Read more

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Aviva's Letter

Shalom and Bracha:

It is with great pleasure that I write to you about our good friends, the Johnsons. We have known them for about 6 years. During this time we have gotten to know them quite well.

Their latest endeavor is truly an indication of how they live their life. Their home is an open house to the lone soldier of the IDF. Any lone soldier who comes to their door is welcome. The Johnsons are continually cooking to make sure there is enough food to feed these soldiers. There is always room at the Johnsons for the soldiers to stay when they are off base. If these young people need a sympathic ear, the Johnsons are there. Read more

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Daniel's Letter

DanielMy Home “Ha Miflaht”

Ha Miflaht What is Ha Miflaht? Is that a place where you can meet with your friends and have parties? Or is it a place where you will find a person to talk to? I would like to tell you what Ha Miflaht means.

Every Friday, after Scott (the father of Ha Miflaht) has cleaned the whole house, we come together and gather around the table, we talk, speak the Kiddush and enjoy a great Shabbat dinner cooked from Theresa (the mother of Ha Miflaht). It is also a tradition that Scott makes his delicious chicken wings! We always have a lot of fun. But that is not the only thing we do; until late at night we spend time on our balcony, drink wine and talk about God, the stories of the bible and the Tanach and the persons from these stories.
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Valdimir’s Letter

VladimirHome

I remember that day…29 of May 2007, the day of happiness, sunshine…no more barracks, no more lying-in-wait to ambush the bad guys, sleepless nights, no commanders above you…

I separated from all the body armors, contents, magazine cases, helmets…and from my 3 year’s girlfriend: my semi-automatic M-16.

No, I don’t want to say that I didn’t like my service in the army…no, it’s highly important to get drafted, to defend your country. I was very proud to be in the combat unit, in border police, to serve my state and to protect the people of Israel…. but that day after 3 years I was happy to get my mission accomplished. Read more

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Yehuda

Yehuda

Yehuda Werdesheim continued to fight Hizbullah guerillas despite being wounded in the shoulder.
Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski

From Milwaukee to Maroun A-Ras: Lone soldier up for IDF medal
By YAAKOV KATZ

If it was up to Yehuda Werdesheim, he would do it all over again, including getting shot by a Hizbullah guerrilla during the Second Lebanon War.

A soldier with Battalion 101 of the Paratrooper's Brigade, Werdesheim, 21, is the only lone soldier who is a candidate to receive a Citation of Excellence from Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi for his bravery during a battle that ended with 10 dead Hizbullah guerrillas and over a dozen wounded IDF soldiers. Read more

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Vladimir

A Lone Immigrant Soldier Serves his Country with Pride

 

"I came to Israel on my own to serve my country, to protect the nation. When You have faith deep inside, and know that what you're doing is right, that Makes your life easier," - Vladimir Milner


Vladimir Milner, 22, had a very bright future in Moscow He was an excellent student with strong prospects and a secure outlook. But at the age of 17 he left family and friends to come to his homeland alone. His Zionist upbringing drew him to Israel. "There was never a question about whether I was going to make aliyah:' says Vladimir. "It was just a matter of when."
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