In this week's parasha, we read about the tragic and disheartening story of
the meraglim, the spies who scouted out the land of Canaan in preparation for Bnei Yisroel's imminent conquest. These spies did not return to Bnei Yisroel with reports of excitement and wonder. Instead the scouts cast doubt on the feasibility of the mission. The verse states that, "vayivku ha-am balayela hahu - and the nation cried on that day." The Talmud in Ta'anit (29a) famously equates the night that the spies returned with the night of Tisha B'av.
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Where Are They Now
|Yossel in science class.|
|Basya Rochel (turning 4 right after Shavuos) Dovid Yehoshua (turning 3 right after Shavuos) and baby Reuvain Ezriel (2.5 months).|
What are you up to? I am currently living in Manila with my wife and two daughters. I have been running a corporate services firm here for the past couple of years and now I have just started a software company.
When did you attend Hillel? I went to Hillel Academy from 1990-1996.
Can you offer some advice to our current students? If I had to give advice to a Hillel student, I would say-always be yourself and move to Israel as soon as you can!
Can you share your future plans with us?In terms of my future plans, I see myself continuing what I do now for the next couple of years.
What's your favorite Hillel Academy memory? My favorite Hillel memory is of Shmuel Aaron Adler laughing until milk came out of his nose-that memory will always have a special place in my heart. And of course, Rabbi Adler was my favorite teacher.
Tuesday, August 5th
- Tisha B'av - No Sessions
Friday, August 8th
- Last Day of Summer Sessions
Monday, August 11th
- In-Service TT - PK Teachers
Monday, August 18th
- ECC - First Day of School
Friday, August 22nd
- Orientation for new teachers for K-12