Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
The significance of this year’s European Maccabi Games taking place in Berlin.
Israeli society is repulsed and outraged at the latest violence allegedly perpetrated by Jews.
How I learned to gain control over my incessant need to be constantly connected.
The university has apologized for its shameful anti-Semitic treatment of Jewish dental students decades ago.
The harder the enemy hits, the stronger we will get.
Get the facts about the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.
Greenberg, baseball’s highest-paid player before the war, was the first Major Leaguer to enlist.
Aloof and rude, I think my self-respect demands that I distance myself from my husband’s sister.
I really want to make my dreams come true, but I’m too scared of what people will think.
How happy are you?
A 4-year-old girl and her family risk their lives fleeing Ethiopia to reach the land of Israel.
A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.
Many couples divorce because “we just grew apart.” It can happen to any of us if we’re not careful.
Celebrate Israel and the flavors of our home with these recipes.
I’m sweating the small stuff and it’s no way to live.
Yes, you can build chemistry! Here are 8 ways to go about it.
How to escape from the friend zone.
After seven months of great dating she suddenly broke up with me. I feel used and betrayed.
Searching for religious truth is more than a matter of faith. It requires a unique blend of genuine tolerance with cogent reasoning and intellectual honesty.
As spiritual beings, we are responsible for actualizing the potential holiness that God imbues in each moment.
Bringing postpartum depression out of the closet.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
How to access the transformational power of Yom Kippur.
The connection between envy and the holiest day of the year.
Try your best, and God takes you all the way.
All you need to know. Share it with friends and family!
My dentist is like Vladimir Putin, but with less warmth. My teeth are his little KGB prisoners.
Superstitious people are everywhere. Whatever you do, don’t give them the evil eye.
What do you think about Greystone Bakery's hiring process?
Tisha B'av and the secret of Jewish unity.
The meaning behind the tears.
A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.
April 13, 2013
January 15, 2014 1:39 PM
THE "TRUE" JOY OF ISRAEL,SEEN BY AN ALIYA FAMILY
This is so enlightening, real, beautiful, and makes clear how when you get down to the core, it is the same kind of life we all would like. A country we love, a people we love, and experiences we all would love. We know about the politics, we know about the hardships, and war, which is partly why this was so wonderful. This is a view of Israel from an Ima's point of view. A real, loving "Mommy," shows us their family life. We see the entire family from their planning, packing, and actually, pushing off, to the "promised land." From their traveling through their travailing, to cooking, to culture shock, to the bliss they are experiencing.Jamie, nothing is perfect, thank you for showing what you all went through emotionally, to mishaps with appliances, all the way to trying to shop, read, and pay bills, in an unfamiliar language. You did a valiant job of giving us an honest view, of what your family encountered.You have a more privileged life than many others, due to your professions. You did not hide this, which made it authentic.It would be nice to see some other neighborhoods, and apartments, with families, singles, and seniors, and what their experiences are.You are wonderful, please keep up the good work.You have a demeanor which makes me feel like family. I send you a hug.Toda Raba Mazel Tov.
July 28, 2013 11:41 PM
Thank you for sharing a wonderful family experience of Jews in Israel. I think you should share this with the world more often so we can see the real Israel. Very positive. Sending it to my friends. Thanks joy of Israel.
Thank you for sharing a wonderful family experience of Jews in israel without drama, politics, war or trouble. Nice to something real life, a happy healthy conservative family in Israel. Very positive. Should show things like this to the world more often. Thank you Jamie Geller and producers.
April 17, 2013 5:01 PM
This was so lighthearted and sweet!
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.