Itamar welcomed our dear friend Helen Freedman and her daughter Judy who came with their Americans for a Safe Israel group to tour Itamar. Helen makes sure to represent the heart of the Shomron as often as she can and has a heart and mission that brings her back with new people many times a year.
The olive picking season is in full swing enjoy the short video of Barak Melet pressing olives .
Today the 7th of Cheshvan is the first day we begin praying for rain in the land of Israel. Although we mention rain at the end of the holiday of Succoth, we only begin to pray for it to rain on the 7th of Cheshvan allowing enough time for those that came to Jerusalem pilgrimage to return home. What a great sign from Hashem that our prayers are being answered as the first major rain of the season took place today.
Now that the holiday season is behind us, we want to bless all our 800 students from kindergarten through post high school that are part of Itamar’s educational center a happy and fruitful year of studies.
Read Leah’s blog on this week’s Torah portion.
Enjoy Rabbi Goldsmith’s new Torah for the week filmed at the very site where Abraham first entered the land of Israel.