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 the Kotel sirens silenced the joy as everyone ran for shelter from incoming rocket fire from Gaza.

That moment launched us into the middle of a new Gaza war, Operation Guardians of the Walls. Over 1,500 rockets have been shot into Israel and too many people have been killed, Arabs and Jews alike.  People all over Israel have had to run to bomb shelters for cover and in some places, Arab mobs have been rioting in what some are calling a much worse development than what’s happening in Gaza.

So with that backdrop, we’ll try to find some sweet nuggets or at least meaningful nuggets.  Sweet is hard to find on weeks like this.

Here we go.

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Sunday night they unfurled the biggest Israeli flag ever with masses of people taking part.  It was pretty epic and the video is below.

Chanan Ben Ari released a new song,  Dreaming Like Yosef, which references many biblical characters.  I’ve become a little obsessed.

Covid has continued to fall but Israel is still planning to vaccinate all 12 to 15-year-olds.

Israel is providing medical aid to India as it deals with a horrible wave of Covid.

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

Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach.

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The Worlds Largest Israeli Flag is Unfurled at the Kotel

To begin the Yom Yerushalayim festivities, the world’s largest Israeli Flag gets unfurled for a dramatic display.

Jerusalem is a prophesy being realized in our generation

After millennia of yearning and destruction, we received a gift and it is up to us to show we are deserving of it

Resilient Response: One Week after Meron

The tragedy in Meron and the terrorist attack at Tapuah Junction converge as they begin to fade in our communal conscience, I am reminded of the importance of paying attention long after the spotlights have dimmed.

After reviving ancient dates, a Negev pioneer plants seeds against a dry future

Having germinated the world’s oldest seed and domesticated the argan oil tree, Elaine Soloway is now tinkering with how to keep a changing desert blooming

Israel sends additional aid to India as it battles worst Covid crisis

Israel will stand by India in the same way that India stood by Israel when it battled coronavirus, the foreign minister says.


Pics of the week

Lots of Cheesecakes Delivered, 😊

Happy Birthdays

Yaakov Schwartz


Shifra Weitz

Naomi Aziz

Moshe Esses

Ari Rogosnitzky

Minor Balulu

Rivka Orenbuch

Ariel Brasch

Daniel (DJ) Warga

Rachel Joseph

Ariella Green

Miss You

Jacob Fradkin

Eli Jedwab

Ahuva Leeds

Dovid Teichman

Malky Koot

Meira Entin

Avigayil Bloom

Eliana Reiner

Mazal Tov

Shira Haber

Micol Bayer

Good Luck

Jonni & Maya Fagan

Ayelet Marder

Thank You

Paige and Barry Farkas

Breindy Fetman

Dror Kidron

Racheli Berger

Rochelle Cohen

Benny Orr

Sharon Laufer

Shay Vaknin

Meir Sternlicht

Adina Heinberg

Alla Tulchinsky

Rochel Glucksman

Cameron Wolf

Samera Shibli

Amir Eliasy

Nili Krausz

Uri Rosenberg

Oren Rosman

Yaakov Ugowitz & family!

Adam Childs

Yael Goren

Joseph abrahams


Ahuva Leeds

Linda Tomer

Yael Bendahan

Sharon Laufer

Frada Ben Pazi

Chag Sameach

Sonya Schreiber

Jacob Breuer-weil

Max Goldstein

Yissi Nenner

Shlomo & Levana


Isaac Baraka

David Tabin

Danielle Weiss

Hannah Carl

Shira Leah Graham

Rabbi Johnny And

Phyllis Krug

Joey Greenberg

Avital And Shaya


Chani & Sariel


Ella Daniel

Ariella Gabbay

Aliza And David


Jeff & Shelly Allon

Joey Hechtman

Sara Fried

Aidan Leit

Shifra Marchuck

Justin Goodman

Raanan And Haya


Tiffany Cinotti

Anni Jacobowitz

Ari Lambert

Yechezkel Krasner

Shmuel Krasner

Barbara Goldstein



Mattie Watson

Eli Sandhaus

Meir Sternlicht

Lucy Doft

Shana Lefkowitz

Atara Lindenbaum-bressman

Dovid Rozehzadeh

Ayelet And Meir


Ari Lambert

Joey Kaplan

Dina/Michael Davis

Esther Leah


Rachel Landesman

Cynthia Frankelstein

Tzivia Major

Miriam Pshemish

Mrs. Julie Bor

Eitan Linsider

Zevi & Yosefa Wruble

Frada Ben Pazi

Dafna Stein

Rachel Yona

Ruth Yudelson

Dena And Dj


Moshe And Sara


Sarah Smith

Eytan And Yoni Taub

And Goldberg

Leeby Kompel

Et Dubin

Adina Teibloom

 Shira Romanoff

Michal And Chaim

Yaakov Fedowitz

Shaina Krupp

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