Friday, October 22, 2010

Washington State Tour Group Visits Itamar

It was our greatest pleasure to host our dear friends Mark and Vickie Biltz together with their congregation from Washington State.

Actually, people from many other states and even other countries joined this group in their tour of Israel.  One of the highlights for them was their visit to Itamar because of the friendship that has been building with Itamar and the people of their congregation.  More Photos....

We had a great day together visiting Mt Grizim, the mountain of the blessing, and touring our town of Itamar. They planted trees and were addressed by members of the community. They are very special people and truly love the land of Israel.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Best Way to Bless Itamar

I have traveled to Israel now since 2007, Itamar has become one of my favorite places to be in the Shomron Region. It is amazing to stand in the places where Abraham Joshua and the children of Israel have all walked, camped and built alters. To stand next to Gideon's Tomb or look upon Yosef's tomb in Shechem. There is so much history in this area but it's the people of Itamar that I have met who are the spark of life to this land. They live a quiet life, working the ground, building their businesses, teaching their kids and celebrating with others.

So what is the best way to bless Itamar?

First, the gifts you send directly to Friends of Itamar are a blessing, using Good Search on your computer is a blessing, but when the people of Itamar see your face, and get to share with your about their land in their land, that is the best way you can bless Itamar.

I am continuously asked by the people of Israel, "Tani when are you coming back?" You give us strength to keep going on. Now, it's not me who gives them strength, it's seeing people who truly care come to Israel and share truth about their life.

I travel quite frequently to Israel, so if anyone wants to really bless Itamar, join me on one of my trips! I promise you will never be the same!

My love to all in Itamar! I will see you soon.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

News From Itamar

It has been a busy time for Itamar - lots of visits from friends and supporters

Itamar is not standing still.  She is growing as a community with new homes, new marriages, new blessings and the birth of new residents!

Rabbi Moshe has given us another Torah lesson.  This time the Torah Portion is Noach.  Be blessed as you share the news with Itamar.