Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
Be bold and give it a try.
Iran repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel. Indifference is not an option.
Strategies for perfectionists to overcome procrastination and pull the trigger.
One possible answer to Pope Francis’s question.
A wide-ranging interview with Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a physician and Muslim intellectual who defends Israel to the world.
The report, rife with contradictions, endorses Hamas’s anti-Israel narrative.
I’m really frustrated about being short.
The masses prefer to ignore reality and ordinary people can courageously speak up and become heroes.
New App tells you who your real friends are!
How the Jewish mourning laws counteract the upheaval left in death’s wake.
One thing I love about America is that as a nation they are not shy to talk about God.
My enthralling discovery that Henry David Thoreau’s ideas have their roots in Jewish consciousness.
A user-friendly guide for men who sometimes have no idea what their wife is really saying.
One way to deepen your sense of compassion and empathy.
About 40 percent of those with ADHD are women, but many are undiagnosed.
If these warning signs sound familiar, distance yourself as much as possible.
Saying yes with clarity.
How I was holding myself back from getting married.
Understanding their relevance to the 21st century.
We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?
In a seemingly suicidal move, the Jews take on the mighty Romans.
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.
Exploring the contemporary meaning of the first tragedy that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, the breaking of the tablets at Mt Sinai.
Then and now, I am a Jew and I mourn.
In Israel, my 4-year-old son was on a mission to see the Temple being rebuilt. We were all surprised when he found it.
That day’s never been a good day for the Jews.
Pixar’s new movie is about why we cry. But don’t worry, there’s a happy ending.
There were over 2000 Jews in colonial America and many took part in the Revolutionary War. Here’s their story.
What draws people to convert to Judaism?
Building unity through kindness.
Amazing facts about Israel.
Aish.com's video sensation celebrating Israel's birthday!
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.