Itamar enjoyed an amazing Purim with a special atmosphere of love, kindness and holiness. Many families celebrated their Purim Seudot (Feast) together and adorned their tables like kings. The streets of our town were decorated with a lot of hustle and bustle of children and adults giving out Mishloach manot.
A special welcome to Lester and Jeanette Goldsmith who moved to Israel this week from Brooklyn NY. Lester Goldsmith is the president of Friends of Itamar and has been volunteering for years running the Friends of Itamar office in Brooklyn NY. The community of Itamar wants to express its tremendous gratitude and appreciation for their great service to the Itamar community. We want to wish them both a very successful Aliyah and may they have many happy years together in their new home in Jerusalem. We ask all our dear friends to have Lester (Levi Ben Chasah) in mind in their prayers for a speedy recovery from a serious heath issue. May the merit of his righteous deeds bring him speedily a complete healing.
In addition, we want to express our special thanks and appreciation to another great friend of Itamar – Ronald Goldsmith who for years has been volunteering filling in for Lester and Jeanette during their visits to Israel and has now happily agreed to volunteer to run the Friends of Itamar Brooklyn office on a regular basis. “The world will be built upon kindness” Psalms 89:3
Itamar welcomed the visit of tourists from North America that visited our community. They had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful sunset over the Itamar Mountains. The bus driver of the group commented that although he has been living on Ariel a nearby city for 20 years he has never visited Itamar before. He expressed great excitement and impressed by the vista and promised to bring his wife back very soon for a visit. The group even ran into a newlywed couple that has decided to live in the mountains of Shomron on the nearby community of Elon More.
Itamar welcomed the visit of Yeshivat Lev Hatorah from Beit shemesh. Lev Hatorah is a Yeshivah where boys after graduating high school spend a year studying Torah in the land of Israel. The boys visited the Itamar Yeshivah has a discussion with Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith about the importance of mesiroot nefesh- self sacrifice for the Land of israeland were shown an inspiring movie about the Fogel family.
Watch Rabbi Goldsmith’s latest Torah lesson on the weekly portion.