A great resource for me and my peers. Moishe House gives different opportunities to connect to other Jews in your community.
Masa Israel gives a unique and amazing experience to see Israel in a different way.
I didn't hear about this website prior to this. I Love it. I was always interested to learn about Judaism and this is a great source for that.
i liked this organization because I love their cause. Helping communities all over the world and helping people to connect to their jewish heritage.
The birthright trip actually me every possible way. it made me realize a lot of things in my life that I was grateful for. That I didn't realize how grateful I should be for certain privileges and freedoms. it also made me realize that I need to make a big change in my life. which I did very shortly after coming back. While I was on the trip, I had a moment of clarity about my life and where it was going. This was the biggest change in my life this year and in quite a long time. I feel like Israel and the trip in general helped me see that.
This story written by Dr. Jackie Yaris,
is about an experience witnessing a
detached and business only surgeon transform into an understanding, more empathetic doctor. He was very into the job and saw his patients as something to further his career. She witnessed his lack of empathy when they were trying to help a patient they nicknamed Yoda, due to her wisdom and age. Once the surgeon realized there was nothing he could do for her he moved on. in the end Dr. Yaris find out that David the surgeon had a tragedy in his life involving his sister, and for the first time he realized what it was like to be on the other side of the table.
I think this story was a great reminder that in everybody's day-to- day life we all become desensitized to the world and people around us. We have to show some humanity and compassion because you don't know someone's true pain until you are put in a similar situation.
in regards to change, I feel I have changed many things about myself throughout the years. lessons I have learned and mistakes I have made. I try to never repeat these mistakes in my life.
The three tips i really like was to read five minutes of understood prayer is better than reading just to read for five hours. if you find something meaningful you should linger and the fact that millions of people are doing the same thing on the same day and how meaningful it is to be a jew on yom kippur.
I really liked these tips and they give a new perspective which i never thought about before.
It was awesome seeing everyone again. I really hope everyone will make it to the reunion in January and everything works out. I think we got very lucky and we have such a great group of people. unfortunately none of the Israelis were able to make it since it was so late. But hopefully we can do this again soon!
Yom Kippur is the day of atonement. It is a day we reflect on the year and ask forgiveness for any wrong we may have done. I usually fast and stay home from work. I plan on doing it again this year but I will try to go to temple this year.
Tashlich is a ritual that many Jews observe during Rosh Hashanah.
It is a ritual of casting our sins away into a river.
some of the reasons for this custom is it symbolizes Abraham's self sacrifice in the river as well as Rosh Hashanah is the day when we coronate G?d as king of the universe and Jewish kings were blessed by a river, so we perform this ritual by a river, to represent that Gd as our king. Another reason is the river contains fish which can get caught in a net, just as we can be caught in judgment and sin.
I would cast negativity and work on being a more positive person. Sometimes negativity can be overwhelming but I am going to work on that to become a more optimistic person which will help me in every aspect of my lifel.
Could not record the video because my grandmother doesn't speak english and im having an issue uploading my video its really long. Pictures
TBT#1-Great Great Grandmother Dora Livshits
TBT#2 Doras eighth child Peter
TBT#3 my grandma Sima circa 1947
tbt# 4 great grandparents- heskel and chaya sirota
tbt#5 Heskel is the tall gentleman in the back with his family
I think this is a great idea and i am excited for the possibility of doing this in the future.
i watched CROSSING THE LINE 2: THE NEW FACE OF ANTI-SEMITISM ON CAMPUS.
I did not know the level of antisemitism in universities across the country. I could not believe students got arrested for defending the state of Israel while being cursed and screamed at. Professors are promoting hate and antisemitism at colleges and noone is stopping them. Hearing Israel being compared to Nazi Germany was particularly disturbing. I did not know how organized these protesters have become. They repeated the same behavior and speeches all over the country.
went to a popular Kosher restaurant in my area of Forest Hill, NY. We ordered Babaganoush and lamb and chicken shish kebob which are all grilled.
I also ordered something called a samsa which is a dough filled with meat and onions cooked traditionally in a tandoor oven. Delicious kosher food. highly recommend if anyone is in the area.
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