This week, Yuval Steinitz the Israeli Minister of strategic affairs visited Itamar together with Gershon Masika the head of the regional council of Shomron. He toured the community visiting the new synagogue, the new neighborhood – Nofey Aromah and the new dormitory of Mishkan Ehud at the Yeshivah Givoah. He was extremely impressed with the amazing building and development going on. May Hashem continue to bless us!
Yenon Maydani, a nine year old resident of Itamar planted wheat a few months ago in front of his house. This week it was harvest time. His friends from the neighborhood came to help him in the harvest and most important learned how to fulfill the laws of Leket, Shichah, and Peah that pertain to wheat. According to Torah law, one must leave the corner of the field which is known as Peah , any wheat that falls while harvesting which is known as leket and finally any sheaf forgotten must also be left behind. These are all gifts to the poor. This reminds us all of the story of Ruth and comes at the perfect time setting the atmosphere for Chag Shavuot. Enjoy the pictures!
This coming Thursday and inauguration for the new neighborhood Nofey Aromah will be taking place. The event will be attended by Uri Ariel the housing and construction minister and other public figures. In addition, there will be a road naming ceremony naming a new road after Gilad Zar who was the former chief of security of the regional counsel and one of Itamar’s founders. Gilad was ambushed and killed by terrorists 13 years ago the day after the Shevuot holiday. There will also be a cornerstone placed marking the building of another neighborhood.
We welcomed the visit of Jonathan and Sima Greenstien and family from the Five Towns very special friends of Itamar. They had a great tour of the community and are planning to come back again very soon.
Watch Rabbi Goldsmith’s new lesson on this week’s Torah portion.