Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tiberias (Teveria)

Tiberias (Teveria) was established by Herod Antipas approximately 20 CE. in honor of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. He used the city as a seat of his power of operation throughout the Galilee. It is claimed the city remained royal to Rome, thus being spared any destruction as in other cities which were destroyed.

Teveria is one of the four holy cities of Israel; the others are Jerusalem, Safed, and Hevron. Teveria was where the Sanhedrin was established during the Second Temple period. Many of the great Sages of Israel are buried there including Maimonides, RamBam,
Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Ben Zakkai, Rabbi Meir Baal Hanesse, and Rabbi Haim Abulafya.

Many sources cite the writing of the Jerusalem Talmud in Teveria as well as the Mishna composed by Rabbi Yehuda

Monday, November 23, 2009


Simchat Artzenu will be relocating to the northern part of the country in the next several weeks. So, as soon as we are settled, we will update you again.

Monday, November 16, 2009


We were in Hebron last Wednesday for the first time. It truly was an awesome experience. Since the week's parsha was Chai Sarah, it was especially significant.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009


The government housing ministry which issues government apartments for those seeking assistance, is only authorizing benefits to those families with a minimum of three children or more. Anyone with less than those guidelines are not eligible to receive any benefits from the government including those with fixed incomes such as those of retirement age. Of course, there is a l-o-n-g waiting list for anyone who does qualify.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Update for Mitzvah from 27 Oct 2009

Ezrat Avot is a wonderful organization that not only provides meals for the homebound for the week, but has a morning weekday program at the present building where the women come together for prayer, Torah study, and lunch. We have been helping with the food prep for the weekday meals and it has been such a mitzvah.

In the near future, Ezrat Avot will be moving to a new building which hasn't been built yet. The building permits are in place and everything is a go, but funding is needed in order for construction to begin so it would be more accessible for everyone. Please follow the hyperlink to donate to:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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