Tamar Yonah is one of Israel's most popular English-speaking radio show hosts. She made Aliyah from Southern California and after serving in the Israeli army began a prolific career in radio, including production, news and program development. She was the original creator and producer of 'The Aliyah Show' and still works whenever she can in that field. Tamar is a political activist, wife and mother residing in Judea and Samaria and currently hosts the top-rated shows of The Weekend Edition & The Tamar Yonah Show. Her award winning blog covers current events, religion, politics and anything else that's on her mind.
Not Hercules, Not Rambo, Not even Superman. These are not the heroes of Israel. The heroes of Israel were the people placed on this earth that chose to live their lives for the benefit of something bigger than they were. Israel. The dream of freedom, the dream of Jewish sovereignty in their homeland, and the dream of bringing Israel and the Jewish Nation to it's destiny, being a light unto the nations. They are winners. They are winners because though life may be harder due of the choices they made, they know they are doing the right thing, and a good thing. Having children is hard. But it is good. Being kind is often hard, but it is good. Working diligently is hard, but it is an important ethic to have. These people who often pay a high price for their dedication, are the real heroes of Israel because they are the salt of the earth. They are the ones who don't just talk, they do. They settle the Land that has sat desolate for 2,000 years. They have turned it around to produce fruits and vegetables, family neighborhoods and jobs and schools and parks and all around beauty. They have brought LIFE back to the Land. They are the 'Dry Bones' that have grown sinews and flesh around them and have been given the breath of life (see Ezekiel chapt. 37) These heroes serve in the army to protect the nation from its enemies. Their children are the most motivated and idealistic of any population in Israel as a whole. Their bodies, their homes, their presence is the buffer zone for the most populated cities in Israel.
Long live the Heroes of Israel.
I hope you will watch this trailer and then when the whole documentary comes out, that you will watch that as well and you will send it out to others. This documentary is a project being done by a friend named Ezra Ridgley. He writes:
"The documentary 'The Spring of Judea and Samaria' is the accumulation of several years of trying to bring to the Jewish world the truth of the wonderful Jewish culture emerging on the land at the cradle of Jewish Civilization. I was inspired and motivated after hearing years of slander from the media, governments and NGO's from around the world while never hearing a positive word. So after writing a book and creating websites and small videos and basically travelling to over 120 of these so-called west bank settlements I was motivated by a friend to take it all to another level. Thus came the 90 minute documentary, and with the Help of our Beloved G-d, it came into being. After the July 2 premier showing, the movie will be open for anyone to show it to their congregations and beyond, on any platform in any place by anyone. DVDs will be created for those who want it and cable station will be encouraged to show it.
The movie will take the person inside the communities to meet the people and basically to give us a chance to meet them as they really are and for the first time the people of the communities will have a platform to tell their story to the world. To tell the world what they believe and how the communities began. To learn about their struggle, sacrifices which brought to birth these excellent Jewish communities they have created. The World has to know the truth about these pleasant people, communities, and their accomplishments. Among these great accomplished are their excellent educational institutions and most importantly....The entire Tikun Olam (restoration of the world) depends in part on Jews returning to this land and settling it. The truth is out there and it can be found in the movie, "The Spring of Judea and Samaria".