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Chanukah Hanukkah Is Almost Here

Shalom Y’All:

It’s been almost four months since we made aliyah, but it seems like years.

During this time In Israel we bought a new car, a new stovetop,  a new TV, and various small appliances which we should have bought in the States.

We’ve prayed in  a number of different synagogues, seen an excellent play in English, been invited to a Shabbat meal with two couples we did not know before, attended an Israeli wedding, and celebrated  the High Holidays, Sukkot and Simchat Torah here.

Despite the fact that the neighborhood we live in has both religious and secular residents, there were few cars on the street on Rosh Hashanah and no cars at all on Yom Kippur. In fact, on Yom Kippur, many kids ride their bikes on the streets throughout Israel since the streets are free of vehicles. On Sukkot, many food establishments have their own succahs and it is very interesting to see multiple sukkot on streets with restaurants. Jerusalem and many other cities have large public sukkot featuring free entertainment. There is a festive holiday atmosphere in Israel throughout Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

We’ve also spent loads of time filing out forms, including those required to: open a bank account and a checking account,  buy a car, obtain an Israeli Driver’s license-which requires multiple completed forms, an eye test , at least one driving lesson and a driving test, even though we have American licenses – obtain temporary Israeli passports issued after being in Israel for at least three months, but less than a year.

I also attend an Ulpan (one run by the City of Jerusalem) three days a week from 8:30 AM (everything begins early in Israel) to 1 PM. The Ulpan is a school for learning the Hebrew language. The government pays for the first 500 hours of instruction, which, at three days a week, is about ten months. The school administrator tests every student before she assigns them to a class. Those with no knowledge of Hebrew are assigned to a class which meets five days a week, while those with fairly good Hebrew skills attend only twice a week. The rest are three day a weekers. While instruction is in Hebrew, there is, in my humble opinion, too much of an emphasis on grammar. Too little time is spent on conversation. This may be because the classes are too large to engage in meaningful conversation.

The classes composition is like a mini UN. My class has a number of French speaking students from France, a Spanish and Portuguese speaking student from Brazil, English speakers from the United States, a Danish student, an Australian, a Canadian and other students whose origins I do not know since they are new.

It’s getting cool in Jerusalem, although it’s still much warmer in the southern part of the country.  Somehow, I neglected to take everyday turtlenecks with me and I have yet to find a store that sells them. Shipping them from America is very expensive, as the cost of shipping often exceeds the cost of the purchase. The only thing to do is to wait until someone I know visits Israel and is willing to bring a few items with them for me. It seems Israelis do not wear turtlenecks, although I’m not sure why. Correction: I have been told of a store that sells turtlenecks in Geula, a religious neighborhood in Jerusalem.

On a more serious note, there is a slight undercurrent of anxiety in the country due to the  Arab violence. While the threat is real, statistically the probability of any particular person getting hurt is much much less than the chances of getting hurt in an auto accident. Still, it’s unnerving and people at bus stops, for example, try to sit or stand with their backs to the wall. It’s most unfortunate that the incitement by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Isis has created a situation where young Arabs are led to believe that stabbing and killing a Jew is somehow defending Jerusalem for Islam and a desirable act. Building additional barriers around Jerusalem and increased intelligence have helped curb the violence here and the majority of the incidents are now taking place in the territories.  But, hopefully, this too shall pass. In the meantime, Jews are just a tad more careful and those licensed to carry firearms are increasingly doing so.

On a brighter note, Chanukah Hanukkah begins in three weeks. Here are some unique Chanukah shirts and gifts:

Make Latkes Chanukah T-Shirt

Funny Latkes Chanukah t Shirt

Hanukkah Lights Hooded Sweatshirt

Funny Hanukkah Lites Hoodie

Real Men Make Latkes Chanukah Tank Top

It takes a Real Man to Make a Perfect Hanukkah Latke

Oy To The World Funny Jewish Zip Hoodie

Funny Hanukkah Hoodie and Oh So True.

These shirts and hoodies come in many sizes, styles and colors. Buy one for yourself or give them as Chanukah gifts. See the entire collection at JewTee’s Chanukah Hanukkah Shirts and Gifts.

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Thanksgivukkah Aprons By JewTee

Shalom Y’All:

Here are a few  of our Thanksgivukkah aprons:

Thanksgivukkah Apron

Talking Turkey

Eat Latkes Thanksgivukkah  Apron

Enjoy!

Give Thanks Thanksgivukkah Apron

Give Thanks!

These designs are also on t shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, hoodies, pajamas, hats, mugs, buttons and novelty gifts. To see these and all of JewTee’s other Thanksgivukkah products, click here.

Interested in more traditional Chanukah Hanukkah t shirts, gifts and cards? Click here to see JewTee’s collection.

Remember, all JewTee products come with a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.

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Father’s Day Shirts for Zeyde, Zaidy, and Saba

Shalom:

This Father’s Day let’s not forget about Grandpa or as he is called Zaidy, Zeyde or Saba.

Here are a few of our shirts suitable for for  a Jewish Grandpa as a Father’s Day gift.

Funny Zeyde Rocks T Shirt

Zeyde’s The Best!

World's Best Zeyde Shirt

The World’s Best

Professional Saba Shirt

A really good Saba.

Shop with confidence as all our products come with a 30 day guarantee.

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Additional Father’s Day Shirts

Shalom from the Holy Land:

Here are a few more of our favorite Father’s Day shirts;

Awesome Abba Shirt

The World’s Best Abba 

Super Abba Dark Shirt

My Dad’s the Greatest!

#1 Abba

The World’s Greatest Dad

Check out our entire collection of gifts for dad for Father’s Day or any day here.

Remember, all our products have a 30 day money back guarantee.

As promised, here’s another Israeli picture.

Flowers in Bet Shemesh

Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!

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Jewish Father’s Day Shirts

Shalom.

My husband is in Israel for two months on business, so I decided to join him. I will be including pictures of Israel in my blog during my stay.

We’re currently in Beit Shemesh, a town between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv populated by Israelis, Ethiopians and Americans. We’ve been to Jerusalem once, but haven’t managed to get to the Wailing Wall yet.

Here’s a photo of the late afternoon Jerusalem sun on a building.

Jerusalem Apartments

Oh the glorious Jerusalem sun.

Israel doesn’t observe Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. But since Father’s Day will soon be celebrated in America, here are a few Father’s Day shirts and gifts from our collection at JewTee.

World's Greatest Abba

The World’s Greatest Abba

World's Best Tatte

We Love Tatte!

It Takes a Real Man To Be A Daddy

It Takes a Real Man To Be A Daddy

To see all our Father’s Day shirts and gifts, click here.

Remember, all our products come with a 30 day money back guarantee.

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Lag B’Omer 2013 Videos

Shalom Y’All:

Last night and today religious Jews celebrated Lag B’Omer, a day of happiness commemorating both the temporary cessation of the plague that killed 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva’s students and the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Bonfires are traditionally lit the night of Lag B’Omer to commemorate the mystical light brought into the world with Rabbi Shimon’s teachings,  especially the day he died, when he revealed the wisdom of the Zohar, the foundation of Kabbalah, to his students.

The largest Lag B’Omer celebration takes place in and around the city of Meron in Northern Israel where Rabbi Shimon’s tomb is located. Tens of thousands attend the celebration which includes around the clock singing and dancing.

Religious parents who do not cut their son’s hair until the age of three, often give their son his first haircut on Lag B’Omer in Meron.

Here are the two videos showing the festivities:

The first one is a short video of a bonfire in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.

Lag B’Omer Video Brooklyn

The next one is a a video of the Lag B’Omer celebration in Meron, courtesy of YouTube. It’s poor quality, but gives an idea of what goes on there.

Lag B’Omer Video Meron

Enjoy!

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Mother’s Day Shirts and Gifts

Shalom:

This year Mother’s Day is on  Sunday, May 12. That’s less than three weeks from now.

In 1908, Anna Jarvis celebrated the first  Mother’s Day in America when she held a memorial service for her mother. She pushed to have Mother’s Day made a national holiday and succeeded in 1914. It is now celebrated by many countries throughout the world, but the date chosen often coincides with other celebrations in that country honoring motherhood.

Of course, every day should be Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. But since retailers have commercialized the concept, everyone’s joined in the celebration.

Here are a few of our best sellers:

World"s Greatest Bubbie Pajamas

You’re The Greatest!

World's Greatest Mommy Light T Shirt

#1 Mommy

World's Best Eema Large Mug

I Love You!

These designs are also available are t shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, hats, mugs, aprons and novelty gifts.

To see our entire collection of gifts for Mom for Mother’s Day, click here.

Shop with confidence as all our products feature a 30 day money back guarantee.

 

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Boston Massacre

Shalom!

We’d like to extend our heartfelt condolences to those who were killed at the Boston Marathon and our wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to those who were injured.

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Israel Independence Day

Shalom Y’All:

Israel Independence Day is coming up. It’s begins on the night of April 15 and ends nightfall April 16. The state of Israel was created in 1948, so Israel is turning 65 this year. Quite an achievement for a country surrounded by enemies.

To celebrate its miraculous existence, JewTee has created a new design which appears on t shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, hoodies, golf shirts,pajamas,  bibs, onesies, hats, mugs and tote bags.

Here’s what it looks like:

Israel At 65 Golf Shirt

Israel Now and Forever!

To see our entire collection of Israel At 65 products, click here.

To see our entire collection of Israel t shirts and gifts, click here.

Remember, shop with confidence as all our products come with a 30 day money back guarantee.

 

 

 

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Shalom:

Hope all of you had a great Passover!

Holocaust Remembrance Day begins this Sunday night, May 7 and ends Monday evening. Many communities will have Holocaust Remembrance events  and we strongly urge you to attend an event.

As the number of people who experienced the Holocaust first hand diminishes, it is of the utmost importance that we keep the memory of that horrid period alive so that we can rebut the Holocaust deniers and teach our children about the courage and strength displayed by our people.

I was fortunate to be able to attend an event at Temple Emanuel In New York CIty, a beautiful Reform Synagogue.  Co-sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organization, and the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, the event was attended by about 2000 people.

Speakers included: Hanne Liebmann, a Holocaust Survivor, His Excellency Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel In New York, Merav Michaeli, a Knesset Member  and Senator Charles E. Schumer, one of the two US Senators for New York. Notably absent was Mike Bloomberg, Mayor of New York.

HaZamir, the International High School Choir,  sang two songs and Cantor Joseph Malovany sang a few songs and movingly chanted the Memorial Prayer for the Dead recited at the end of the Yizkor Services.

Thirty six candles were prepared to be lit by Holocaust survivors, but unfortunately, there were not enough survivors present to light all the candles.

Holocaust Remembrance Observance

Never Forget!

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