Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #17 We were having a pretty quiet week when Ben & Jerry’s announced that they were ending their agreement with their Israeli partners because they refused to pull their product off shelves in Yehuda V’Shomron. The backlash has been swift and awesome. Israeli’s are buying B&J like never before to support the franchisee. American stores are pulling B&J from the shelves, and consumers are… Read More »😢 No B&J!! It’s okay we have Gilis Goodies! 🥳
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #16 This past week was pretty insane for Jacob Steinmetz, a 17-year-old kid from Woodmere because he became the first yeshiva boy to get drafted into the MLB. Not only that, but that he was drafted 77th overall in the 3rd round by the Arizona Diamondbacks is mind-blowing. There are a bunch of great moments from this. You can check them out here and here (make… Read More »⚾ Jews are Playing Ball, Summer Camps, and the UAE is in Tel Aviv!
Welcome back to Gilis Good Newsletter #15 That picture has to put a smile on your face. The picture came from a LinkedIn post from Nathan Castiel, CEO of Tailor Made-Birthright Israel. Two months ago, he didn’t know if there would be summer programs, and now there are over 25 Birthright trips alone! Welcome back!! 🙌 One Mom reached out to us to deliver a large order of pizza and… Read More »Summer Programs are BACK!
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