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The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking, and it’s impacting us all. However, we’ll still make this the “good” newsletter and focus on the positives of the last week. In addition, we’ll be delivering mishloach manot to the refugees that have arrived in Israel. If you’d like to order mishloach manot for the refugees, you can click the banner below.


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If you’re ordering to the country’s center or Outside Jerusalem, your deadline is on Monday. Finally, if you want to place an order to Jerusalem or Gush Etzion, you have until Tuesday, but why leave it to the last minute. Order today and have a restful Shabbat knowing you’re loved ones are going to be smiling ear to ear when Gili’s comes knocking.

On Motzai Shabbat, we found out about PM’s efforts to end the war in Ukraine. When he took a private jet to Moscow to speak to Putin, he then flew to Germany to update the German Chancellor. Since then, he’s had multiple conversations with both sides. I have no idea if it’ll lead anywhere, but I applaud him for trying.

President Herzog made a historic trip to Turkey where he met with Turkish President Erdogan. The hope is that the tide is turning. Turkey wants to thaw the relationship between the two countries since a series of incidents, including the Mavi Marmara flotilla, put relations on ice. So Hertzog met with Erdogan, and apparently, they had a fruitful conversation towards advancing ties. I guess he sees what’s happening in the Arab world with the Abraham accords, and he wants to get in too. We’ll see. 👀

An American tourist checking out caves around Qumran, where the dead sea scrolls were found, stumbled across a fully intact clay jug. He did the right thing and called his buddy from the antiquities authority, and they determined that it was a unique discovery from the early bronze age, think Avraham Avinu time, -3000 to 2500 BC. Cool stuff.

Finally, Bibi’s got covid. The opposition leader and former PM is resting and feeling fine, but the illness while he recuperates. So he joins the 46,000+ active cases of covid. His trial was already delayed because the judge got covid. Thankfully, the numbers continue to decline, and by the end of March, the covid rules will be scaled back even further, and we’ll go off into the sunset towards a covid-free world.

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*The views and opinions expressed in the articles linked in the articles below may not reflect the opinions and attitudes of Gilis Goodies

Herzog: Erdogan open to true dialogue, tie-building advancing ‘under no illusions’

President hopes trip to Turkey laid groundwork for better ties between two countries; visits Neve Shalom Synagogue, scene of deadly 1986 terror attack, before returning to Israel

‘No one really believed it would happen’: first Jewish Ukrainian refugees arrive in Israel

Influx of 100,000 refugees from the war zone expected as members of the diaspora exercise the country’s law of return

American tourist stumbles upon intact Early Bronze Age pottery jug in Judean Desert

Officials say discovery at Qumran may be the first complete vessel from the period found in region’s caves

Senior Ukraine official: Bennett’s mediation is ‘good’ but Putin’s demands ‘absurd’

Chair of Kyiv parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee argues Russian leader using negotiations as cover to regroup, urges Israel to provide air defense systems

Recipe of the Week: MAQLUBA

Maqluba is Arabic for upside down, and it’s also the name of a popular Arabic dish, and it’s a one-pot dish that includes veggies, rice, and chicken or beef. I think I’ll give it a shot this week, and if you do too, please reply and let me know how it came out. Shabbat Shalom and enjoy.


Smiles of the Week

Happy Birthdays

Jacqui Zivor

Betzalel Bartfeld

Rodrigo Dzikowsky

Ariela Cohen

Gil Morik

Yitzchok Friedman

Sari Aminov

Luis Eduardo Araujo Acevedo

Sally Moghrabi

Jeanine Kescherman

Alexander Lebowitz

Naomi Lucas

Shulie Stroh, C/O Leah Stroh

Mazel Tov

Azi Maryles

Galit And Assaf Farkash

Get Well Soon

Elisheva Jansenson


Henry Belahcen

Mr. Carmi Mizrahi And Family Ori Rbinovitz

Family Of Arlene Ruby Harel

Leigh Freedman

Shlomo Roiter

Denis Golosov

Purim Sameach!

Elisheva, Tehila, Moria, Ziva, Yonatan And Arie & Priva Stern

Mimi Skosowski

Dovid And Batsheva Lovy

Gabe Lovy

Rochel Leah Itzkowitz

Rayna Goldstein

Yitzchak Lindenbaum

Atara Lindenbaum

Jonathan And Rena Rossner And Family

The Family Of Reuven Nutkis

Gavriella Linfield

Binyomin Or Sarah Leah Levine

Coby Sorotzkin

Rabbanit Tamara Spitz

Family Jablon

Ruthie Troy

Tzvika, Rivki, V’romi Laurence V”Ronen

Moshe/Malki Laurence

Chaim Laurence

Nachie And Rivka Chaya Berman

Shuli Klein

Justin Winawer

Eli Jedwab

Naomi & Yoni Stetch And Family

Elisheva Bekritsky

Nava Krieger

Becca And Naty Benhamu

Jesse Cann

Ariel Cann

Zvi Schindel

Caleb And Penelope Goodman

Rachel And Tamar Brenman

Yechezkel Mendelson

Binyamin Zinkin

Mia Gerszberg

Bienenfeld Family

Gewirtz Family

Dalia Ratner

Noach Benz

Ilana Saad

Donny Freund

Layla Kahn

Jack Hanan

Madrichim Of Golda Ochs Neshama

David Ehrlich

Shanie Cooper

Rabbi Vernon And Bryna Kurtz

Eliana Gershan

Joshua Zimmelman

The Berzon Family

Kermaier Family

Landman Family

Ted And Evelyn Weinberger

The Berzon Family

Ezzy Wachsstock

Sarah & Avram Hein

Tamar & Michael, Er & Ot Belote

Eitan, Noam, Ella Cutler

Michal Fedowitz

Yehuda Rothschild

Shara Feit

Meira Papier

Abby Herman

Aryeh Edelheit

Meir And Adi Golan And Family

Shirley & Matthew Schein Residence

Avi, Wendy, Noa, And Barr Weiss-Simon

Tsippy Schlanger

Yehudis Kasztl

Martin Himmel

Aron Dovid And Devorah Esther Snyder

Eli Warga

Michal Lever

Sophie Bitran

Esther Klein

Hadass Tischler

Mia Mordowitz

Arie Benzel

Nechama Russler

Aaron And Shoshana Rosenzweig

Zevi And Aura Rosenzweig

Marcee Rosenzweig

Rabbi Gorenstein

Ari And David Nailand

Harav Hagaon Shlomo Moshe Amar U’ra’ayato

Abby Yeger

Ari Yeger

Aviva Sterman

Gila And Yankel Bar-Ner

Leah Oelbaum

Shmu & Hila Perl

Ida Shusterman

Isaac Anderson

Alon Yehezkel

Danny And Rina Yellin

Family Schonfeld

Peretz Eisenberg

Tamar Eisenberg

Yvonne Birenbaum

Yosef Fruhman

Avigail Rimmer

Kayla/David Avraham

Rivka And Dov Shore

The Spira-Savett Family

Malka Drang

Ian Bromberg

Sara Kaltmann

Eli Kaltmann

Eitan Szteinbaum

Marcia Chiger

Louis Leibowitz

Yoni Berg

Emily Goldberg

Victoria Valeriano

Michal Levine

Ben Jacoby

Julie Joanes

Maia Ostroff

Jonah Adler

Nurit Tamarov

Anna And David Bankier

Yael And Dudi Hershkovitz

Agi And Leon Anaf

Adina And Danny Karp

Ala Zuskin Perlman

Nitzan Rimon

Jason Zucker

Marion Rosen

Josie Mandrea

Adina And Brodsky

Teh Jakubowicz Family Brodsky

Freddy Alfaks

Rebecca Michaels

Daniel Herskowitz

Larissa Kazakevich

Irina Roskin

Rivka Bral

Nechama Notis

Naomi & Hananel Holzer Family

Barry & Mikal Verstaendig

Suzi And Avi Liberman And Family

Rena Coe

Yehuda Coe

Denise Cohen

Ness Mavorah

Cutler Family

Rochel Leah Itzkowitz

Rayna Goldstein

Yitzchak Lindenbaum

Atara Lindenbaum & Family

Jonathan And Rena Rossner And Family

The Family Of Reuven Nutkis

Gavriella Linfield

Binyomin Or Sarah Leah Levine

Josh Richton

Isaac Schapiro

Hershey And Chavi Spaeth

Dina And Simcha And Eli Himmel

Molly Cohen

Gabriella Rosman

Eitan Goodman

Molly Copley

Baruch Swinkin & Family

Mishpachat Katz

Hillel Golubtchik

Ali Lazarus

Aron And Tami And Family Goldberg

Sophia Hoffman

Ayelet Jacobson

Tamar Klein

Sharon Greenberg & Family

Yosef Fertig

Perri Lichtman

Hannah Gertler

Elinoa, Leeam, And Shiloh Kruger

Talia Chaya Cinamon

Hayden Klein

Dassy Weiss

Hannah Klerer

Aya Kaplan

Chaim Zev Mehl

Ella Keller

Noa Keller

Avraham Glatter

Sam Agronin

Aharon Teigman

Chava Levin

Ronit Lewis

Ori Lewin

Tamar Ellis

Shanie Cooper

Rabbi And Mrs. Shmuel Zucker

Jill Schanzer

Dani And Gila Gottlieb

Yosefa And Marc Krauss

Gabriela Friedman

Ariel Rosen

Gabriella Rosman

Molly Cohen

Dina And Simcha And Eli Himmel

Hershey And Chavi Spaeth

Isaac Schapiro

Josh Richton

Rachel And Joe Rosen

Jake And Sarah Korman

Joseph Korman

Rena Torczyner

Gavriel And Hodaya Lakser

Dovid Fertig

Aliza Fruchter

Yosef Fertig

Tova Z Fertig

Matisyahu Roffman

Malka Dina Roffman

Ian Hanauet

Zipora And Blum

Tsipora Johnson

Isaac And Becky Helfon

Aunt Carol & Uncle Jerry Hait

Estee Lightstone

Gotch And Ruthie Yudin

Yossi Newman

Jonah Hoffman

Daniel Glick

Freud Family

Family Wagshal

Talia Feingold

Benny Gluck

Gavi Berman

Eliav Simnegar

Simnegar Family

Kayla Frenkel

Dovid Neuman

Zack Asher Neuman

Erenthal Family

Josie Mandrea

Yael Krantz

Caren And Steve Weisberg

Marietta Slifkin

Mavis Rosenstein

Kayla Gershkovich

Julia – Semester Program Hyett

Freddy Alfaks

Avi Weitz

Timna Taub

Ivan Endelman

Tova Ellenberg

Donna & Noah Greenberg

Yosh And Chana Wertheimer Wertheimer

Lauren, Dov And Family Greenberg

Dov& Hanna Halperin

Nikki Jonas

Lincoln Aftergood

Polly Zarzhevsky

Moshe & Tova Simmon

Hahna Geela Fagan

Lior Azuri

Ari Ginsberg

Timna Taub

Marlene And Stuart Horowitz

Rabbi Michael Olshin

Aron And Tami And Family Goldberg

Rabbi Gil Elmaleh

Rabbi Avi Schneider

Tiferet Weissman

Kenneth Milgram

Rabbi Yisroel Feld

Rabbi Lazaros And Family

Daniella Garson

Meira Garson

Ytzik & Dena Atoon

Jonathan Katz

Marcia Chiger

Eli Gershuny

Mishpachat Goldberg

Mishpachat Kierman

Mishpachat Blaustein

Mishpachat Cohen

Ariel Greenberg

Maya Ellie Geduld

Susie Schiff

Lauren Shoub

Esther & Doug May

Shikma And Liron Yaniv

Atara Weil

Yonat Stav

Ezra Baron

Shira And Gavri Slasky

Stefanie Leavitt

Yonat Stav

Rachel Gastwirth

Melamed Family

Gold Family

Rosenfeld Family

Yossi Bart

Chaya Gelbstein

Yosef Roth

Tova And David Orenbuch

Linda & David Hallac

The Chestermans Home

The Dehan Family

Tzvi, Bracha, Nechama Aliza And Binyamin Blonder

The Bleier Family

Shayna Slatkin

Simi Schwartz

Rabbi Dr. Yisroel Meir And Rivki Kleinman

Liora Gold

Yonah Bastomski

Lauren Abraham

Ella Susman

Anna Hersh

Louisa Susman

Helen Hersh

David Hersh

Shoshana Braier

Charlotte, And Morry And Families Blumenfeld

David And Emunah Pellow

Miriam And Hagai Ben Yashar

Judith And Beni Levy

David And Emunah Pellow

Robinson Family

Russell And Sari Mayer And Family

Yaacov & Shanie Cooper And Boys

The Kalish Family Residence

Moishe Kolton And Family

Avi Goldberg And City Of Gold Staff

Shifra & Yossi Goldin And Family

Rabbi And Reb Bleier Familyteitelbaum

Manoel And Anita Barenbein

Yossi And Chaya Statman

Donny Recht

Mia Hahn

David Porat

Eli Gershuny

Baruch Family

Leman Family

Hannah Berman

Zev Bell

Jacob Schwartz

Yonatan Gross

Judah Teitelbaum

Benjamin Merkin

Marc Rubin

Meital Fuksbrumer

Jonah Eisenberg

Adi And Ilan Mogil

Noa And Yehuda Salzberg

Mr. & Mrs. Litton & Family

Daniel And Shira Neuman

Rafi And Vered Lefkowitz

Jonah Hoffman

Family Goldsmith

The Goldberg Family

Devorah Solomon

Shmuel, Esti, Atara And Gaia Appleton

Asher/Talya Remer

Evan Sankar

Kenny Koslowe

Pamela Posner

Etelleah Zeitlin

Binyomin Zeitlin

Jessie Tiersky

Ella Hiltzik

Jason Sherman

Adena Fiederer

Cindy Halpert

Sendor Bree

Janna Zelichenok

Gwenn Normile

Justin Winawer

Alex Veitsman

Michael Greenberg

Emily Weintraub

Eli Zellner

Rachel Rosenblum

Nechama Rosenblum

Moshe And Sara Kuperman

Family Berkowitz

Esther Mintz

Avi Eckstein

Nechama & Barry Munic

Kinderlach Hus

Zehava & Shmuel Elitzur

Ilan Weiss

Jerry Natkin

Moshe (Michael) Jacobson

Harbor Family

Ori Lewin

Leo And Faigy Davids

J. Mark Interiors

Judy And Immanuel Bernstein

Sarah And Yisrael Blassberger,

C/O Bernstein

Hazzan Jack Chomsky

Shimon Yehuda (Yudi) Zuckerberg

Leah Oelbaum

Nesanel Dietz (For Landa Family)

Aaron Cohen

Jon, Leslie And Itai Feinberg

Hadar & Ayala Malka Feinberg

Ellie Avner

Hannah And Avi Zuber

Josh Krause

Zachary Davidson

Alexa Szafranski

Koby Bernstein

Gavi Bernstein

Dina And Avi Altschuler

Rachel Goldsher

Hindy Ginsberg

Joseph Seidman

Shalva Kids

Sarah Sander

Joseph Singer

The Beshansky Family Home

Elan Wasserman

Bezalel& Dora Safran

Harav Yigal Shafran

Adina & Yitzy Kletzel & Family

Natan & Aliza Safran

Mishpachat Pavlov

Sara & Louis Jay

Daniel, Leah, And Kids Abrishami

Maslaton Family

Yitzchak Sasson

Rabbi Stuart And Ruth Fischman

David And Michelle Frankel

Shayndi,Dov, Moshe And Zalman Raice Weiss

Rivi Frankel

Anat Rubin

Chaim And Pircha Solovechik

Jeff Holland

Shulem Meir Itzkowitz

Yaakov, Moshe Chaim, Dovi, Sara, Doniel And Ari Lieberman

Debbie And Arthur Lampert

Abigail Meital Shifman

Shaina Malka Shifman

Leah And Zvi Klein

Shaul And Rachel Ringler

Ayala Feder

Amy Kirshner

Yael Rosen

Chananel Yarkoni

Reuben Stein

Aaron Feinblatt

Gavi Weiner

Rafael Lefkowitz

Isaac And Becky Helfon

Craig & Fredi Weiss

Dara And Robby Grossman

Dlila Hikry-Abraham And Family

Shelly Guttman @Ilana Arlin

Yossi And Miri Weinrib

Benjy And Hadassah Lamm

Jordan Sumberg

Penina Ziv

Megan Kaplan

Chaya Warren

Isaac Kroub

Ethan Garson

Yitzchak Benasaraf

Zachary Fagin

Tabby Rudolph

Daniel & Leah Abrishami

Doni Wolf

Broder Family

Adina Haddad

Rachel Assis

Zachary Maryles

Moshe Glasser

Brody Family Home

Chavi Skolnick

Jonathan Zughaft’

Arlene And Shai Goldstein

Dr Simeon Baumel & Family

Mrs Miriam Baumel

Mr. And Mrs. Morley Donn

Mr. David Majer And Family

Mr. And Mrs. David Unterberg

Dr. And Mrs. Alan Rubinow

Dr. And Mrs. Eli Gazala

Mr. And Mrs. Shaya Bernstein

Dr. And Mrs. Steven Eisenberg

Kfir And Michal Yaniv

Shlomo And Orit Fadida

Mr. And Mrs. Avi Majer

Rabbi And Mrs. Daniel Haberman

Yoel Seligman

Meira Weinstock

Sina & Ido Nechushtan

Oppenheim Family

Esther Sherman

Dr. & Mrs. Heller

Eric And Pearl Mattenson

Shaindel And Tom Steinberg

Chaya Leah Weinick

Joan Laurence And Family

Tzvi And Aleeza Benasouli

Leah Horowitz

Raphael, Mira And Yaffa Chalamish

Tabby Rudolph

Dovid Menkes

Mutzie And Michael Wreschner

Mr. And Mrs. Elkouby

Leubitz Family

Simnegar Family

David Tsadok

Anthony Brehm

Nosson Kohn

Tehilla Aminov

Lee Nadler

Michael Amidon

Neomi Elad

Ehrman Family

Rav Yair Eisenstock

Rav Ely Allen

Avigayil And Dr Yitzchak Kanarek

Racheli Blanchay

Eliana & Netanel Klein

Liora Paltiel

Gila Sheps

Dina And Asher Feuchtwenger

Elan Finkelstein

Max Berger

Ilana, Noam And Kids Weisberg

Liz,Eran,Yanai,Dolev Kapash

Moshe Wieder

Kayla Lunger

Avrumy Lunger

Id And Mazal Afergan

Daniel Landis

Mrs. Hannah Paul

Emily Rosenberg

Sherrill And Jeffey Kaye

Eva Polak

Caroline Brauner

Moshe And Zahava Birenstock

Jake, Shelley, Rebecca & Naomi Allen

Yehuda And Raphael Green And Mizrahi

Rabbi Rafael Souda

Sarah And Roy Day

Matan Marcus-Neuman

Elad And Galit Hazan

Penina Laub

Yosef Fleischman

Elyon Topolosky

Aliza Florenthal

Rosie Prince

Aaron & Irene Goldberg

Nechama & Avrum Becker

Moshe Friedman

Shlomo Pollack

Simcha, Avi & Ari Biton Shack

Tali & Elie Rosenberg & Family

Yehuda Mazin

Jane Teitz

Molly Glicksman

Ethan Davidson

Shira Glicksman (Garin Tzabar)

Drorit And Avi Weiss

Rebecca Sacks

Inbar And Jerrold Rapaport

Yoel Deutsch

Shlomo And Nava Javaherian

Sally Moghrabi

Inna Shmulevsky

Adira Waldman

Rock And Hillel Davis

Shuli And Eddie Lazar

Moshe And Emina David

Sarah Helman

Ayala & Shlomo Amir

Howard Rosman

Naftali Amster

Shira Gottlieb/Rosenzweig

Miss and Love You

Rebekah Grzebinski

Micah Rishe

Emily Aminov

Michelle Goldwasser

Reuben Azose

Rivkah Wyner

Thank You

Orah Rosenfeld

Raphael Poch

Batsheva Lovy

Devorah Scheinerman

Uri Lesmes

Ester Segal

Marcelle Machluf

Tomer Dahan

Eitan Caspi

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