Post 408: Torah Ethics vs IDF War Ethics, Letter from Mircaz Ha”Ir Councilman Ofir Lang -5 INGREDIENT VEGAN GLUTEN FREE COOKIES-Betuach Leumi – Know Your Rights (And Don’t Miss Out On Your Government Benefits) Wednesday February 22, 19:00 at the AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot. Cost: NIS 25/ 15 AACI members, free for Olim within the first 6 months of Aliya -Join the Gala Musical Evening at Kehillat Yedidya!


Today brings rain, sunshine and many prospects; Event tonight requires reservation. Representative Lang has described many upgrades in the community, (see below)  concerning restoring playgrounds and police enforcement. These are always popular community issues. Kol Ha Kavod to Dr. Lang. If you are pleased with the changes, contact the Councilman with a “Todah”.

35 memorial

Memorial For The Lamed Heh (35) Fallen Palmach Fighters

Memorial Evening for the Lamed Heh – 35 Palmach fighters HY”D who were murdered resupplying the Etzion settlements in 1948

Tonight  MONDAY, Feb 13,

7:30 PM Wine and Cheese
7:45 PM shiur

Torah Ethics vs IDF War Ethics

Are Our Soldiers Dying Needlessly?


Pre-State Palmach Fighters, the Elite Unit Of The Hagana

English shiur

given by Menachem Gottlieb

with Torah source sheets

for men and women, Free event

At the apt of Avraham and Tamara Sheinman,
8 Yonatan Ben Uziel, Apt 3,
Givat Shaul, Jerusalem
(Corner of Najara St. and Yonatan ben Uziel St.)
See map here

Limited space – please RSVP by replying by email

For further info: 02-6535802, 053-270-0529

See video of the Lamed Heh here
Read their story here

From Offir Lang:

Dear Residents,

I would like to update you on a number of issues relating to the neighborhoods of the city center; (the letter has been edited).

Summary of the Discussion and Planning and Zoning regarding, Mahane Yehuda Market

On behalf of the Community Council, I would like to thank all the residents and merchants who came to the last meeting. A series of objections against the plan were introduced, mainly related to anticipated traffic congestion, to the  endangerment and damage to century-old buildings. Many residents joined this opposition, namely, representatives of traders and other entities that together presented objections to the program which they claimed would affect the complex market environment.

In my opinion, (Offir Lang) it will not be possible to implement the program at least not in its current form. I will continue to update when decisions will be made on the subject.

Upgrading football Street Shirizali

We are pleased to announce that this week a football field upgrade on Shirizali street for the welfare of residents and youth in the neighborhood will open. The project was part of  work programs of our Community Administration Carmei Ha”Ir in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality Sports Department. The renovation was carried out after months in which we’ve put pressure on the municipality  to transfer funds to upgrade the facility. As part of the renovation, the facilities are refreshed, replacing the grass and hedge. The field will be providing recreational and welfare  opportunities for the residents of the neighborhood, Hours of operation and maintenance of the place will continue to be under  Lev Ha’ir Community Administration. Residents are invited to contact us at any time about other upgrades to facilities in the neighborhood.

Parking and Enforcement

In the past year, we advanced a new parking arrangement in the heart of the city.

Planned is the opening of parking garages at a nominal price in the evening for visitors to the area and regulating loading and unloading. To effectively implement these agreements and to provide a solution to the parking problem for residents living in the area, we have promoted broad enforcement during the evening and night in the streets where the signs indicate residents only parking areas. There is a  rising demand for parking  and it should be a municipal policy to create the right balance.

Municipal inspectors began last January to strengthen  enforcement in  resident only parking areas in the evening and overnight. This effort has been strengthened. Also expected to take place are efforts to promote solutions to alleviate the shortage of parking in the area.

Community Mediation Services Administration Centrum

Annoying neighbor? Local business oppressive and harmful? Lev Ha’ir Community Administration in cooperation with Mosaica Alternative Dispute Resolution, invite the residents of the city center and business owners use community mediation services to resolve interpersonal issues and those related to the fabric of urban life. The mediation process will take place discreetly to an experienced negotiator accompanied by a supportive community to achieve voluntary agreements between the parties. For further information, please contact the Secretariat of Community Administration Centrum Turn: 02-6214770 or email:

Police enforcement

A reminder – following conclusion of the meeting we held with police commanders heart of the capital. Please contact the station staff at any time, with your question, to report hazards or suspected criminal activity in the area:

* Diarist station – 02-5391550

* NCO Nahlaot City Center, Mishkenot nation (Suad Mohammed) – 050-5063740

* NCO market point (Lazarus welcome) – 050-4811280

– Handling complex matters can even determine with the officers sitting at the station by prior arrangement. At the same time, community administration staff Lev is available with the help, support and treatment of problems and nuisances.

An absorption center for new immigrants

Recently opened at the community center focus of absorbing new immigrants.

The center will provide information, guidance and support of integration of immigrants in the neighborhood, coordination and development of relations between the various organizations providing services to immigrants in the region, initiate the development and operation of neighborhood programs for new immigrants. If you wish to take part in the project integrating immigrants flood the neighborhood or topic / issue related to the topic, please contact Ms. Rachel Duchin, a community worker on the Integration of immigrants Administration – Email:

– You are invited to read about the various activities and initiatives of the administration of the local newspaper “new heart of the city”.

We are at your disposal on every issue, Dr. Ofir Lang

Community Authority Chairman Lev Ha”Ir

Police activity in the capital to strengthen security attention and eradication of nuisance to the neighborhood in the heart of the city

We would like to update that recently came into office a new community NCO (Nahlaot City Center), Sergeant Major Suad Mohammed

Reception hours (by appointment);
Monday – 11: 00-14: 00

Wednesday – 15: 00-18: 00

Also, you can contact them directly at any time to any report on hazards, suspected offenses, etc.
Phone 0505063740 .


Minimalist baker

Simple, 5 ingredient V + GF cookies that are healthy, simple and delicious.

Author: Minimalist Baker

Recipe type: Dessert

Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free

Serves: 2 dozen


  • 1 cup Dates, tightly packed, (soaked for 10 minutes in warm water and then drained)

  • 1 medium ripe banana + 1/2 cup condensed soy milk

  • 2 Tbsp all natural, salted almond butter or peanut butter

  • 3/4 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)

  • 3/4 cup gluten free rolled oats

  • Optional add-ins: dried fruit, dairy-free chocolate chips, flaxseed, seeds, nuts


  1. Add dates to a food processor and pulse until small bits remain.

  2. Add banana and almond butter and mix again until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.

  3. Next add the almond meal and rolled oats and pulse until a loose dough is formed. It will be kind of wet and sticky. That’s OK! You’re on the right track.

  4. Scrape your dough into a mixing bowl. If it feels too wet to the touch to form into cookies, add another few Tbsp of almond meal and/or oats and stir. I added another few tablespoons of each until I was able to form them into cookies without them sticking to my hands.

  5. At this point, you can add in 1/4 cup of your mix-in of choice, such as dairy-free dark chocolate chips, raisins or nuts. Then chill dough for 10 minutes and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  6. Scoop out 1 Tbsp amounts of your cookie dough and form into loose discs, then arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet. They won’t expand so pack them closer together (but not touching).

  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and somewhat firm to the touch. The good thing about these cookies is a little under-baked is OK since there’s no eggs and they’ll ultimately just be a little more moist.

  8. Remove and let set for a few minutes on the pan, then carefully transfer to a plate or cooling rack to cool. Serve immediately.

  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container for several days. Move to the fridge or freezer for longer term storage.

    Betuach Leumi – Know Your Rights (And Don’t Miss Out On Your Government Benefits)

    Wednesday February 22, 19:00 at the AACI Glassman Family Center, 37 Pierre Koenig, Talpiot.

    Cost: NIS 25/ 15 AACI members, free for Olim within the first 6 months of Aliya

    It is all too common that olim have rights from the government that they aren’t fully aware of. If you want to clear up the confusion about the benefits that you qualify for from Bituach Leumi regarding unemployment, maternity leave, army reserve duty, and more, then join attorneys Ariel Novick and Tzvika Graiver “The Oleh Advocates” for this workshop. They will help you to avoid any trouble with Bituach Leumi by understanding your responsibilities, and give support.

    Presenters: “The Oleh Advocates” Ariel Novick Adv. and Tzvika Graiver. Ariel is a Jerusalem lawyer specializing in supporting olim through employment law, property and corporate law. Tzvika is the co-founder of the KeepOlim non profit, and runs their “Legal Consulting Program” for Olim in their first year in Israel. He is also a legal practitioner practicing law in Tel Aviv, who has a passion for litigation and specializes in corporate, property, defamation, and transportation law.

    Call AACI to register- 02-566-1181

    Join the Gala Musical Evening at Kehillat Yedidya!

    Featuring — a concert orchestra, soloists, a barbershop group and singers performing jazz, modern, classical, and Israeli music. Performers will be thirty talented Yedidya members.
    When: Saturday evening, February 25, 2017
    Where: Kehillat Yedidya, 12 Nahum Lipshitz St, Baka
    Time: 20:30
    Cost: Free Admission with a suggested donation of 40 shekels, less for children under 16. Proceeds to go to charity
    For more information call: 052-695-4676

    הצטרפו אלנו לערב גאלה מוסיקלי בקהילת ידידיה!
    בתוכנית: תזמורת, סולנים, קבוצת “ברברשופ” בביצוע שירי ג’אז, מודרני, קלאסי ומוסיקה ישראלית. בהשתתפות 30 כישרונות מבין חברי ידידיה.
    מתי: 25 פברואר, 2017
    איפה: קהילת ידידיה, רח’ נחום ליפשיץ 12, (בקעה), בשעה 20:30

    דמי כניסה מומלצים: 40 ₪ למבוגר או כמה שנראה לכם עבור ילדים מתחת לגיל 16. ההכנסות קודש לצדקה


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