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 go.


After Arab civil unrest, including looting, and vandalism, society is healing. Jews and Arabs, that want a shared future are trying to rebuild the trust and love needed to create the atmosphere we all want.


Corona is over! Maybe not exactly but with the numbers being consistently low for months, the coronavirus restrictions will be lifted from June 1. 🤞


We have a few more nuggets below. I hope you check em out.


Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom.


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Sadness turns to resolve and optimism after Acre violence

‘I don’t have an ounce of anger in me about this, no frustration or bitterness,’ says owner of the destroyed Arabesque Arts and Residency Center.

Grandfather Takes Biggest-ever Israel Lottery Jackpot of NIS 76m

Lucky man informs his wife by singing about dreams coming true, calls boss at new place of work to tell him he won’t be coming in.

Hamas Gaza chief threatens to renew fighting if Israel ‘violates’ Al-Aqsa

Yahya Sinwar vows terror group won’t touch ‘one cent’ of international aid for Strip, says the ‘greatest gift Israel can give me is to assassinate me’

Israeli Recipe of the Week

With vine ripened tomatoes hitting store shelves this time of year, now is the best time to make matbucha. A sweet and spicy tomato dip.

Power or Influence? (Beha’alotecha 5781)

Rabbi Jonathan Sack OBM on Parshat Beha’alotecha


Pics of the week

Happy Birthdays

Solomon Barnathan

Lexi Schwartz

Lieby Firer

Alberto Bendjouia

Daniel Pfeffer

Bobbie Portnoy

Liat Silver

Michal Jehudaiov


Shoshana Moskowitz

Eliezer Sheinman

Maria Corona

Miss You

Barkai Gottlieb

Tavor Gottlieb

Goren Gottlieb

Zaq Urbaitel

Dahlia Gottlieb

Margaret Kerr-Jarrett

Cynthia Frankelstein

Elliot Sadoff

Happy Anniversary

Yoseph & Nava Silverman


Shai Zoreah

Mazal Tov

Nesanel Dietz