Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #14 It’s been another week. It’s getting to feel a lot like summer with consistent highs above 30c (86f). Kids finished school this week, and today it’s officially July 1st. The news cycle hasn’t been easy with the collapse of the Champlain Towers and Corona levels spiking. But this picture of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid opening the Israeli embassy in the UAE can only… Read More »🌞 It’s Summer and Israeli Unicorns are Stampeding the Nasdaq! 🦄🦄🦄
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #13 After opening up the economy, removing masks, and starting to feel that Corona was ‘so 2020’, an outbreak occurred of the new Delta Strain from India in a school in Modiin and Binyamina. Numbers are spiking, and every day more and more kids are getting infected. With all that, vaccinated people are almost completed protected from the delta strain. Cautious optimism is the… Read More »🙈🙀 Corona is Back!
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #12 After a ton of screaming and yelling, there is a new government in Israel. Is that good? Time will tell. While hecklers were heckling Bennett during his inaugural address, his kids were busy in the balcony sending love. Netanyahu was thanked many times by Bennett for all he has done for the country. Only the one above knows if that was his last… Read More »Prime Minister Bennett, Flag March, Gaza Again, and No Masks!
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #11 Chodesh Tov. It’s been a week. I hope you enjoy that picture. A few days ago, Tiki Ozer, a nature photographer in Mitzpe Ramon, took that picture. You check out all her pictures here. We might be closer to getting a government with the new “Change” government set to be voted in on Sunday. Simcha Gdola at the Safari in Ramat Gan, as… Read More »We have a Government! Well Almost…
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #9 It’s been a week. Depending on where you fit on the political spectrum, you may be really angry or happy or somewhere in between. When people used to chant הו הא מי זה בא, ראש הממשלה הבא, to paraphrase, whose is coming, the next Prime Minister, for Naftali Bennett, they never imagined it would be for a government that looks like this. The… Read More »Baby Rhino, Flag March, and New Government
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #8 A “normal” week. The picture above says it all. To translate: Things that didn’t happen today: Lockdown, War, or Elections. Wow, what a strange day. We had somewhat of a regular week. Kids went to school; parents went to work; life seemed to go back to “normal.” כן ירבו Let’s find some reasons to smile. Here we… Read More »Corona is OVER!! The War is OVER!! Maybe Elections!
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #7 Another complicated week. It’s been another strange week. While things have been quiet at least where I am, down south and not only they’ve spent the whole week in bomb shelters as the sirens have been wailing constantly. A comforting thought is that Tzahal is really doing serious damage to Hamas on many fronts. Let’s hope the result is a lasting return to… Read More »Week 2 of Operation “Guardian of the Walls”, Shavuot, and More in Gili’s Good Newsletter #7
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #6 Another complicated week. It started well enough as we were trying to transition from the Meiron disaster to Yom Yerushalayim. A day we mark with intense joy as we went from annihilation to jubilation and reunited our holy capital and ancient homeland just 54 years ago. It was going pretty well Sunday Night but Monday afternoon as we were dancing in Jerusalem to… Read More »Operation “Guardian of the Walls”, Yom Yerushalayim, and More in Gili’s Good Newsletter #6
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #5 We’re still reeling from the heartbreaking tragic death of 45 people celebrating Lag B’Omer in Meiron. Especially hard is the loss of one of our own Yeshiva boys and such a special boy that was Donny Morris OBM. Like Rebbi Akiva, we’re starting again and looking to find a bright spot to shine a light on. Here we go. People are getting their… Read More »It’s Not Easy to Find Reasons to Smile in Gili’s Good Newsletter #5
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #4 We had a week here in Israel. Politically I’m not sure if anyone knows what’s going on. The United Arab Emirates-owned Mubdala Petroleum is purchasing Delek Drilling’s 22% share of the Tamar gas field for 1.1 Billion Dollars so that’s nice. We saw a supermoon on Tuesday night but so did the whole world it seems. People are jumping through hoops and… Read More »🌕 Supermoon! Billion Dollar Gas Deals, and more in Gili’s Good Newsletter #4