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Leah’s Blog – Yom Haatzmaut 2024 – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day- Memorial Day- Yom Haatzmaut 2024

This is dedicated to all the amazing mothers that love Israel and have taught their children to.

Mother’s Day had me thinking about our own Matriarchs; as I always say- the foundation stones we read about in the very beginning are a reflection of the very end of this time as we know it. Our forefathers had many “stories” surrounding their persona and tikkun- all things we glean from in knowing and understanding these times. The love between Yaakov and Rachel spreads out over many topics, of patience, self -sacrifice, beauty, and emotion. Rachel, our Matriarch was cherished and adored by her husband and her son, Yosef. A scene, like no other, of PROTECTION given to Rachel we read about after Yaakov finally leaves her father’s house, only to contend with his brother, Esau who hated him and desired to kill him. Now came the time of the face off upon coming home to Eretz Yisrael after a long stay in exile of twenty two years. When Esau came to meet Yaakov, our other matriarchs came to prostrate themselves before Esau, but of Rachel it says- “And Yosef came near to his mother and stood before her.” Yosef said- “This wicked man, Esau is bold wanton and cruel- he may want to take my mother.” Yosef, therefore stood up (as it says in his dream- קם וניצב- Stood erect) covering and protecting her. Yosef is described as ” “עלי עין- meaning that as he stands upright, no evil eye can penetrate. All will SEE and bear witness to his greatness.

The story that surrounds Yosef is one of baseless hatred. We are familiar with the brothers who sold him out. The son of Rachel became the viceroy of Egypt, the feeder, the one that blessed that nation with abundance. The brothers eventually realized that Yosef’s dreams came true and came to VIEW him in a different light. Yosef was a seer and he used that quality to bless others with plenty.

The Jewish people when scattered, blessed many nations and lands. Now they are returning to their land as promised. The sons stand over the mothers and run to battle evil now here in Israel. We are being protected by our heroic fearless sons now as Yosef stood up to Esau then. – Then is now. No evil eye can penetrate the exalted transcendental position of Am Yisrael. It has all been promised. Baseless hatred and replacement theology cannot and will not hold. This Parsha speaks about an eye for an eye- this is what the Torah means. It seems as if the brothers of Yosef had an evil eye, it seems as if the nations of the world seek an evil eye, one that wants to grab Rachel- but in the merit of Rachel our Matriarch who saw with a GOOD EYE- the blessing was handed down to Yosef and to us- a great PROTECTION.

The moral of the story- Many nations seek to destroy us. This is the persona of Esau. We overcame and we will overcome.


Nations of the world: Count how many times it says in the Torah that the Land and People of Israel are one. Am Yisrael Chai!

Dear Friends of Itamar- I rub my eyes as I am writing this to you from the territory of Yosef. Thank you for standing with us. Shavua TOV! Blessings, Leah


  • Desiree’ Reeves

    Happy Mothers Day Sweet Leah!!! Thank you Always for this beautiful and encouraging post. Enjoy your beautiful family todayxoxoxoxox

  • Sharleen Wilkens

    Thank you for this word. Happy Mother's Day to you and all the mother's in Itamar and also throughout all Israel. May this day be filled with joy and happiness for you and your family.

  • Brandee Stacy

    Happy Mother’s Day! This is a beautiful message! We stand with Israel! Love you! ♥️🇮🇱

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