Hendel does Israel

While I may no longer technically be in Israel, I have no intention of stopping who I am or what I am about. We all know the timeless Chabad teaching of "Mach Doh Eretz Yisael" - its very empowering. I'll let you know about my journey, my struggles and my dreams. JaHbless.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Jerusalem of Gold - I love you!

HaShem! HaShem! HaShem!

You are so kind and great and beautiful. Yesterday I went to Jerusalem for the first time in a year. Wow. I downed a great big cup of gut & esrog juice and even made a shechianu, on the juice and on being in Jersualem.

After reuniting with my beloved shamgoog, I started walking to the old city, every step I took I bumped into another long lost friend of mine, it was an unprecendented bout of Hashgacha Protis, the likes of which can only, only, be revealed in Eretz Yisrael. Thank you so much! oh, so these friends are: daniel rand, neesha keneesha, mordi gooth, mendle fisherman, daniel (no idea his last name) and finally my sould brother Ezra H -

There was a reason for all these bumpings into, it was so clear thatG-d wanted to tell me "Moisha Hendel - welcome home - you belong right here, in Jersualem!"

You know what, in Jerusalem - I feel alive.

and now, the pictures................

My beautiful sister Shmagoog (hands off ok)

in the Machane Yehuda Shuk

this is where we reunited

This ---->
is neesha, my brother's (kohhny's)
sister a REAL tzadaikes

the highest moment

my deepest prayers

connecting to thousands of others

in an electric moment

and finally ----------------------------->>>

@ chashmonaim

keep the comments coming


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Welcome Home!


Its just past 6AM, and I'm fed up with not being able to sleep even after being induced into a coma like state from one of moses ekmanas' sleeping pills - it just stopped working after 5 hours.

So, I decided to start a blog for my much anticipated Israel trip.

I'll be posting pictures, stories and reflections of my body & soul journey back to the Holy Land

as always


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

the journey...

After having a rather sleepless night, we headed off to Brisbane, ate some chocolate cake, transfered to Hong Kong, and ate some more chocolate cake.

On our Hong Kong to Israel flight we met a Israel born-melbourne living Kabbalist, named Manny (Menachem) - who told us, amoung many other mystical and thought provocing things, that melbourne has the same gematria as choshech - go figure!

Apparently though, in the darkest places, the highest lights can & must be revealed...

The Friedeker Rebbe once said "... you don't fight darkeness with a stick, you simply reveal more light ..."