Hand washing ceremony.
I have tried. In fact, we all wash our hands before eating, and when we wash our faces before bedtime and when we get up in the morning. Simply turn it into a religious ceremony. This is a nice way to thank for a new day that begins, in addition to hygiene ...
Connection through openness about feelings is the key to success in any relationship.
With more conversations and better communicating, I believe relationships can be easier.
I also think taht some things in the video can be applied to friendships as well.
It was a great video!
I learned about positive thinking and how it impacts my life.
It's important to stay positive to maintain one's happiness.
Change is bound to always happen.
I experience it daily in my career.. I have learned it's something that you just need to accept and embrace :).
It made me realize that making a mistake is not the problem as much as learning from it and becoming better.
We are all human and it is inevitable for people to realize that we're not perfect and that's ok!!
What we strive for and what we are able to accomplish are vastly different and being able to deal with not being perfect is normal.
I've learned from this video is that in our culture we tend to lose ourselves, so we have to take the time and connect back to ourselves because that's the only way to not lose yourself...
By watching this video I learned how important maintaining a positive attitude is and how it can impact those around you.
An easy way to keep this positive attitude is by setting time for yourself during the day.
Now I see a link between my happiness and Judaism.
Being in Israel surrounded by the Jewish culture made me feel light and happy.
I didn't really hear about Kaballah before.
I found it super interesting and how it's interpreted.
Hopefully, I might be able to interpret in own every day life because it has a very interesting meaning.
This old and unique city is unlike any of other place in the world and I think it's amazing that it's located in Israel.
There's so much culture and history here that it makes visiting there an amazing experience with a lot of meaning.
I've used to enjoy studying history, but this video made me appreciate the history of the Jewish people.
It also did a great job of explaining how our past can change the way we see things in the present day.
In Judaism we don't praise idols and look for the lord, we look for the infinite feeling of him.
There are times where we may feel him more and times where we feel less, but he's always a prayer away.
Success is hard to define and hard to define as being achieed, but there are many ways to decide if you have attained success like happiness.
Although some people measure this achievement using money, I believe success has more to do with a personal gratitude.
It was vary interesting to hear how people perceive pleasure, and how it is achieved.
The different opinions and viewpoints are interesting to hear, and brings valuable perspective into conversations about almost any other conversation.
The lessons from this video are applicable to every day life!
It helps me to think about other peoples motives and if I should be looking into what could be driving their moral compass.
I believe it's important to have a better understanding of beliefs and I'll be looking at this system more and more.
I gained a different perspective of love from this video, which considering the Jewish perspective.
I researched the company, Karama which specializes in cyber security for connected and self-driving cars. The company was started by 3 Israelis and now has investment from over 5 venture capital firms in the US. Most inspiring to me is that I learned that the company I work for has just invested in Karamba. I was so proud to work for a company that is investing in one of the many extraordinary tools to come out of the "start up nation".
As a lover of Hollywood and all things entertainment, this video made me very happy as a jew who has a new found of judaism. It's nice to see an industry with so many successful jews.
"Israel's Quest for Peace" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35XYd8Afwt4&feature=player_embedded
Resource: Jewish Pathways
I chose this video because I am interested in learning about the perspective of Israel on a quest for peace, as it is not usually portrayed that way. I found it very interesting to learn that in the 2000s, 97% of Palestinians were under Palestinian control, meaning that they did not have to be under the control of Israeli soliders. I also did not know that the Oslo accords offered land to the Palestinians.
I learned about the connection between science and Judaism. It reminded me of the Kabbalah artist that we met in Sfzat!
What a refreshing look on Israel! I feel like all we ever see is the negative, and this was so nice to see the positive work that Israeli's do everyday. :)
This video gave me a similar feeling to what I felt when i met the Israeli soldiers on our trip. They are wonderful people, and they understand the importance of protecting their homeland.
I was entirely unaware of the struggle that Israeli Americans face. It saddened me. I think it's important to have the IAC and organizations like it, to provide support and establish bridges among our communities.
After returning from Israel I've made it a point to stick up for Israel when I can. This video helped to prepare me for these conversations and inform myself so that I can be a knowledgable advocate.
This video was very interesting. It helped to clarify how complicated the crisis is. There are multiple types of refugees, and there is no simple answer. I hope that more people have the opportunity to learn about this complicated issue.
I interviewed my neighbor from Connecticut, Cheryl. Cheryl is currently back in the States, but moved to Israel for about 5 years for work. While she was hesitant to move due to the conflict, once she was there, she loved it. She said she is excited to see how Israel will continue to grow as a start up nation. She recommended that if ever given the opportunity to move to Israel, that I take it. I'd love to!
I chose to interview a mutual friend. My family friend met two israelis who are married and moved here a few years ago. Though their experience moving to America was good, it could have been better. Luckily for them they were able to make great connections through work and their community. One of the nicest things that has happened is they've brought my friends back to Israel with them to share the amazing country with Americans.
When I returned home from Israel, I traveled home to my parents for a weekend. I hosted a Shabbat meal for my parents and their friends, and it was a wonderful time. This is a new tradition that they really enjoyed, and I think it's helping to bring us all closer to our faith. Lighting the candle and saying the prayer is such a special part of the evening.
After visiting Israel on Birthright, Yom Haatzmaut has an entirely different meaning for me. I have commemorated this by sharing Israel's story with friends, and explaining to them the importance of the Jewish state.
My most meaningful moment was when we walked through Old Jerusalem. As we walked to the western wall, with the sun setting, I was taken aback by the utter beauty and spirit. I think it's important not just for jews, but all spiritual people to visit this place.
Sad to hear that Lebanon cannot celebrate in this achievement for women, but so happy for Gal Gadot for the success of this film!
I watched Follow Me, The Yoni Netanyahu story. I was blown away by this film. After meeting the Israeli soldiers on my trip, I contemplated how challenging it would be to join the army at 18, and this film contributed to this. Very challenging.
I watched The Case for Israel. Watching this film in combination with what I learned from my trip to Israel has made me realize that I need to share this kind of media with more of my friends because they are so unaware of Israel's attempts for an agreement with Palestine.
I watched CROSSING THE LINE 2, and learned a different side of anti-semitism. Going to school in America I always thought that anti-semitism only related to the holocaust. Now I know it is still ongoing in the world today, specifically in Israel.
I watched the movie Bethlehem. This further highlighted the connection that the Jewish people have to their homeland, and the ongoing conflict that they have with Arabs partially as a result.
What surprised me was how independent this woman is, and how she was able to take hold of her career. Though it took her a few weeks to find a job, once she did, she was running the entire SEO department with one other colleague.
This was from a restaurant in Szfat. I got my FAVORITE, LAFFA!!!!! Sadly i couldn't fit the whole laffa in my mouth while taking a picture :(
Cooking, working out, photography, traveling!
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