Sunday, August 14, 2011

What A Break Can Do

As many of you have noticed, I took a little break from writing. I did this for mental health and to gather my wits about me.

Supporting Our Israel is about to have some new features. I have been working hard over the last few weeks, trying to piece together a clear(er) direction of where I think that Supporting Our Israel will go. It can be so much more than just an EXCELLENT website. Supporting Our Israel can actually be a service to the general public.

Please G-d, I will be switching Supporting Our Israel into a real website soon, with separate pages for videos, community highlights, business highlights and many other things.

You will all soon be reading articles written by several tour guides in Israel. To show the absolute beauty of Israel, pictures will accompany. I strongly urge you all to frequent these guides. They are such a vital component to the Israeli economy.

You'll also be reading articles from a company that helps move you from Shmutz L'Aretz a.k.a. Outside of Israel, to Israel. With tips, tricks, videos and other very helpful and insightful ideas, the articles written by them will surely help raise the dipping numbers of Olim.

Also, please G-d, Supporting Our Israel, is going to be working in conjunction with several politicians and diplomats on setting up businesses and housing for the American Chareidi sector. With the political and economic climate in shambles in the United States, England, France, Greece, Italy, etc.; it just makes sense to try and work on providing the tools to make Aliyah. This means jobs, housing, education, synagogues. This means working together, regardless of religious affiliations, to better the positions of all of our fellow Jews.

Please note: I specifically said the "Chareidi" sector for a reason. In the "Modern" Orthodox circles, the Dati Leumi circles and many others, programs are set up already to push and promote Aliyah. in the "Chareidi" sector, Zionism is still a bad word, and it doesn't have to be. You do not have to agree with the idea of a Jewish state to live in Israel. Israel, our Holy Land, happens to be known as the Jewish state, but many times, it tries hard to deny that. American "Charedim" can begin to acclimate in Israel, helping the country they live in prosper, at the same time, take advantage of the benefits of being in Israel.

This is no longer about being a Zionist. This is about the safeguarding of our home, people, religion and most importantly, our families. A Chareidi can be friends with a Chiloni. Nationalist and non-Nationalists can work together to stay safe and prosper. It happens in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, London, Australia....Supporting Our Israel is working to make Israel part of that list.

These may be pipe dreams, my dear readers. I hope not. I hope to be able to establish companies in Israel, to boost the potential of Aliyah from Chutz L'Aretz. I hope to show American "Chareidim" that Israel is not just a place for Yeshiva or to visit. It is a viable, lively option to make a parnassah and to raise a Yiddeshe family.

If you have ideas, would like to write, want to voice your opinion or just say hi, please comment on any post with your email address, email me at SimonIsraelBlog@gmail.com, Facebook me. Do whatever you can.



2 comments:

  1. I'd love to check out your new site soon. Just so you know, I've been meaning to organize a holy land tours to take a little break from the hustle and bustle of the city. I look forward to more of your posts. Thanks!

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  2. If I were to take a a break, I'd definitely be packing up my things and explore this fascinating land. Who know, I might wind up spending my twilight years there.

    Best,
    Mischna Ong

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