It has been 2000 years since the Jews lived in Israel and developed the land that was given to us. Now that the opportunity exists again, there are unique opportunities that can be taken. Many of us dream about moving to Israel or owning a piece of land in Israel, but apartments are expensive and we aren’t there often enough to justify the cost. Those of us who manage to get an apartment don’t really feel like we are unlocking all the opportunities the land has for reaching spirituality. Sure, we can visit, but one-sixth of the Torah and Mitzvot are based on agriculture of the land - not our hotels.

Recap: Vivian Killen was caught on camera. She had started the bomb scare so that she could steal Ruchama’s article from her backpack. Vivian was brought to the police and Ruchama got her article back. Now Mrs. Schwerner is proposing a shidduch for Ruchama, and Ruchama is worried if the boy will write her off because of her health issue.

Yom Kippur is the day of atonement, when we reflect on our past decisions. Some of those decisions include the choices we make on a daily basis regarding our own health. This Yom Kippur, cleanse yourself of your previous bad eating habits as well. Start with a clean slate for your healthier lifestyle that will benefit not only you and your health but others around you as well. I hope the tips I’ve compiled will help you have a safe, easy, and enlightening fast.


Alice Harrosh, Alice Harrosh is a Nutrition Counselor and Manager at Nutrition by Tanya, with 12 locations, including one on Main street in Queens! Alice knows that making healthy choices is not always easy, as she has been through the struggle herself. As an optimistic person, Alice’s favorite quote is: “It’s never too late to start eating better. If you have a bad morning, make it a better afternoon.” For more information on Nutrition by Tanya or the TAP (Tanya-approved products) food line, please visit or call 844-Tanya-Diet (844-826-9234). For daily tips and inspiration, you may follow @nutritionbytanya on Instagram. 

Recap: There was a bomb scare on campus and the place where Ruchama had left her backpack with the article in it was cordoned off and she couldn’t retrieve it. Later, the backpack is brought to her and she puts her hand inside to get the article but it’s gone. It was her only copy of the article, as her computer had died.