I love the Israeli company "Teva". It is a huge medical distribution company that started in Israel and now have products and shops in America and all over the world. It is so inspiring how their medicines have influenced the world.
I love the app Waze. Its such an amazing idea and the best gps to use. i know where police are and which route is best to use. I love it.
The closest chapter to me is in New York
The closest chapter to me is in New York since i live in binghamton for now.
I always understood that it is difficult to move from one country to another. Thus, I am aware of the struggle Israeli Americans face. However, it is good that they have the IAC council that helps them so much. IAC finds great oppurinities for jobs for Israelis and helps them get set up and comfortable here in America. its quite wonderful.
One of my Best friends Rina, is an Israeli immigrant. I go to binghamton university with her. Rina came here when she 6 years old. She flunetly speaks English and Hebrew. When she came here she only knew Hebrew and says that it was a good thing that she came here when she was younger otherwise she wouldve had a tougher time learning English. she had family that immigrated to America earlier. She had ESL and special attention in school for english classes. I learned that it is very stressful to move to America as an Israeli. Life and things are very different here.
Jewish people had to fight so much harder to have their talents showcased in Hollywood. When Hollywood was gaining popularity, many Jews tried to involve themselves in the film industry. However, this was much more difficult for them
We all went to Hillel last week to see each other. So many of us go to school together so it's so easy to keep in contact! I love all of my birthright friends and I'm excited to keep seeing them throughout the year.
I learned a lot of Hebrew this summer in Israel, and this app makes it so easy to continue my education of the language. I hope one day soon to be completely fluent!
I don't personally keep Kosher, however I have many family members who do. This app makes it so much easier to find places to eat when I am with my extended family.
I watched the video "How I Escaped the Holocaust." I really like this app because it makes is so easy to have access to really interesting videos about Jewish culture and history.
I made Shakshuka, which was one of my favorite things that I ate when I was in Israel. It made me want to go back!
I hosted a Shabbat dinner with my roommates at school. None of them are Jewish, and they were interested in seeing what a traditional Shabbat dinner consisted of. I bought challah from the Challah for Hunger chapter at my school, made chicken and kugel, and we lit candles. It was really nice to show them what Shabbat is, they all really loved the dinner! I will definitely be doing that again.
I liked the facebook page!
This is a painting by Oppenheim. Unfortunately I did not get the chance to visit any art museums in Israel, however in my travels in Spain I was able to see many paintings by noteable Jewish artists. This painting reminds me of those.
This meeting made me so excited for the prospect of making Aliyah. It's something that I have been thinking about for a long time. This meeting made it start to feel real for me which is so exciting.
I watched Quest for Peace. It discussed Israel's goal to find peace within the country. It is so sad to me that there is still such a struggle to live peacefully in this beautiful land, and it doesn't seem as though these tensions are going to cease anytime soon.
Me putting up a mezuzah!
As a Jew, the travesty in Charlottesville really hit home. Having spent some time in Israel this summer, I have a newfound pride for Judaism that felt attacked by the white nationalists.
The article I read was titled "Try it, You'll Like it." Reading about this couple who made Aliyah to join their family really reinforced for me how Israel truly is the home of every Jewish person, and how you don't know how much you'll like it until you try it!
I am in Spain and I was invited to Shabbat services and dinner with a Spanish family who I met. It was a great experience getting to see Judaism in a completely different cultural setting!
Excited for my talk!!!
This definitely did a good job of bridging the gap between religion and science, because those two things are very often in conflict.
I listened to the podcast about whether or not Jews should get tattoos. I was always under the impression that if you have a tattoo, you cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery. This was always a slight concern of mine, as getting a tattoo was always sort of in the back of my mind. This definitely made me feel better though, knowing that it isn't the case!
I like this app because it makes it so much easier to know what the Hebrew date is and be able to easily schedule holidays into my busy calendar!
Getting to know Israelis while I was in Israel was one of the most interesting parts of the trip! This video further opened my eyes to the culture and everyday lives of Israeli people.
I interviewed my Aunt who moved from New Jersey to Israel about 10 years ago. She said her favorite part about living in Israel is the community she lives in, and the biggest challenge was learning Hebrew when she first got here. She believes she will still be in Israel in 5 years. She said for those who are considering making Aliyah, don't be scared! It was the best decision she ever made.
This film shows how in order to find success in the film industry, it was necessary for Jews to hide who they were. While that saddens me, it also makes me happy to know that that is no longer the case. Jewish celebrities often celebrate their judaism publicly nowadays, so it's nice to see how far we've come.
This really shows how great media's influence is on people's beliefs. That's why it is important to research the topics, or to travel and see them for yourself.
On the trip I really loved the Shabbat dinner. Something that I definitely want to continue doing is having a Shabbat dinner every friday night. Luckily, many people on my trip go to school with me, and we've all agreed to start going to Hillel together every Friday when we get back to school.
My Hebrew name is Ariel. It is also my middle name - I was named after my great-grandmother Anne. It means Lion, and to me represents the importance of strength.
I watched Crossing the Line 2. It showed me how difficult it can be for students to outwardly show their support for Israel on college campuses. As a college student who is in support of Israel, I relate to this very strongly.
I watched Bethlehem. This movie showed in more depth the deep connection that both Jews and Arab people have to this land, and made the conflict much easier to understand.
I was hoping to be able to get slightly more sleep!
I brought gifts from my mom to bring to my cousins who live in Israel!
Part of the fb group!
Slicha means both sorry and excuse me!
I learned that there are so many other Jewish people in my area!
Self-esteem is something that is so important to have, but not very easy to get. This film shows how to go about maintaining self-esteem for a happier, more fulfilled life.
I was hoping to rediscover my connection both to Judaism and to the state of Israel
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