Adam Milstein Offers 8 Gifts

The heroic story of the Maccabees serves at the motivation behind Adam Milstein’s most recent article in HuffPost. The article, “Pride and Courage: Gifts for Our Children in 2018,” revisits the acts of courage, bravery, and determination of the Maccabees to protect Jewish identity and land. This combination of traits resulted in the defeat of the Greeks despite having fewer numbers and inferior weapons.

The homeland of the Jewish people, known as the Land of Israel, was formed as result of their perseverance.

Adam Milstein, an author of the Times of Israel, who emphasized that these traits are just as relevant in modern times as they were in ancient times. And, he wrote it was important these ideals should be revisited during the holiday season when this article was written in late December.

He put together eight gifts that each Jewish family should have in 2018 that should inspire self-identity. He continued that there is strength in knowing where you are and where you are from.

These gifts, which includes viewpoints connecting the Maccabee’s positive to modern times, are:

– Pride

– Courage

– Persistence

– Knowledge

– Innovation

– Belief in the Impossible

– Brotherhood

– Passion

Adam Milstein wrote, for example, that courage was important in giving Jews the “courage and conviction” to support the Jewish state and speak out against those who pose a threat.

He also wrote that inspiring characteristics displayed by the Maccabees are a means of enriching the Jewish lives of the younger generation. This, he writes, will solidify the days to come and allow this generation to author a new history for the Jewish people based on stories from the past.

Adam Milstein is chairman of the Israeli-American Council, philanthropist, real estate entrepreneur and president of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.

Adam Milstein Has Blazed A Fascinating Trail Across Events Of The 20th Century and Beyond

In the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Egyptian Army made a successful crossing of the Suez Canal and advanced almost unopposed deep into the Sinai Peninsula. Israeli forces were thrown back on their heels – but they stiffened their resolve and launched a counter-offensive that would drive back the Egyptians.

Under the command of Ariel Sharon, the Israelis exploited a seam between two Egyptian armies. In one of the most stunning military victories in history, the Egyptian forces were surrounded.

One of the young soldiers serving under Sharon’s command was Adam Milstein. He was just 19 years old but had done his part to protect the country he loved.

Adam Milstein was born in Haifa in 1952. His parents immigrated to Israel shortly after the country was founded in 1948. His mother hailed from Mexico and his father was a native of Argentina. The call of the Jewish nation brought then home. After the war, Adam entered study at the Israel Institute of Technology where he earned is bachelor’s degree in business and finance. He then followed his father into the real estate business. In 1974 Adam married Gila Elgrably in Haifa. The couple moved to the United States in 1981 to pursue opportunity.

While in the U.S., Adam furthered his education, earning a master’s degree in business from the University of Southern California. He then launched himself fully into the world of real estate. Today Adam Milstein is a managing partner with a major real estate operator based in Encino, California – Hager Pacific Properties, a company with assets of some $2 billion.

Adam Milstein is also a founder of the largest and fastest growing Jewish advocacy group in the United States, the Israeli-American Council, with more than 250,000 members to date. Adam Milstein has also given back much to his fellow American and the people of Israel through the foundation he established with his wife, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This organization sponsors young people to assist them with education and professional careers.

From Israel to America, Adam Milstein has made a significant mark in the modern history of his native Israel and his adopted country, the United States.