So you see the title of this article, and a thousand things flood your brain. After all, we have a ton of weird traditions. Kaparos with a live chicken, whipping hoshanos until the leaves fall off, casting our sins into a lake (and that’s just Tishrei). What about having a specific order for tying shoes or having four different New Year’s Days depending on what it is you’re counting, or redeeming a first-born son or donkey!) from a priest?

There has been a big change in the workforce because of COVID. Many individuals who had no intention of retiring had a change of heart. They realized there’s more to life than working. President Biden, at 79, is well into retirement age. One day he woke up and decided that he’d had enough of being President. Who needs the stress of dealing with one crisis after another - whether it is COVID, the Russian invasion or inflation - while at the same time being personally attacked and subject to ridicule? Biden doesn’t need the money. He would rather spend time in Delaware with his family and friends than tour the country in a Ford Mustang EV.

The photos are breathtaking, the vision is slowly being realized, the message has been heard, and the response has been awe-inspiring. As the plaza of the Kosel filled beyond capacity and the kol tefillah echoed in a way rarely seen, the impact of primarily American-born, English-speaking seminary girls was carried throughout the globe. In a cordoned off corner designated for their services and secured by the IDF, an energetic bunch of Reform women clad in tallis garments chanted, but their chatter was drowned out by the sheer attendance of the Orthodox.

In the new exciting area Neve Shamir, Ramat Beit Shemesh we have completed sales of the first wave and are now working on the second wave of housing to be completed in less than 3 years. For people whose Aliya is imminent, we still have apartments available that will be completed in less than 18 months. Depending on your personal needs, these two options are available.