Waze is amazing technology, and as someone with a terrible sense of direction I can't get anywher without it. Im proud of Israel for developing this amazing technology
I interviewed my Grandmother who was born in Germany. Her father spoke out against Hitler as he was rising to power, and their family was forced to leave the country, which was the best thing that could have happened to them. They fled around Europe from city to city staying ahead of the Nazis, before finally being accepted to come to the US. It is the stories like these of Jewish resilience that matter most to my grandmother and that I want to keep alive and pass down for generations to come.
"Le-shanah ha-ba-a b’Yerushalayim‘ (Next year in Jerusalem)" from the passover seder has a lot of significance to me know after going on birthright. It used to just be a prayer on the holiday, but after birthright and experiencing Jerusalem firsthand it means so much more.
I had a Bar Mitzvah when I was 13 and my torah portion was about leprosy. I used the opportunity to talk about how beauty is more than skin deep and all of the amazing personalities of people in my life.
I remember having Passover Seder at my Grandparents house in New Jersey when I was a kid. It was always a time for family to come to come together and enjoy holidays and traditions as we shared stories of our time apart. I remember singing the four questions with my cousins and searching the apartment for the Afikomen.
My Hebrew name is Yakov (Jacob) which means supplanter. The numerology fits me perfectly:
SoulUrge Number: 7
People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.
Expression Number: 2
People with this name tend to be quiet, cooperative, considerate, sympathetic to others, adaptable, balanced and sometimes shy. They are trustworthy, respecting the confidences of others, and make excellent diplomats, mediators and partners. They are often very intuitive. They like detail and order, and often find change worrisome. They may sometimes feel insecure or restless.
I had an amazing trip on Birthright and want to make sure others can experience the same trip I did.
This video was a great follow up to what we learned on our trip at Independence Hall. It still amazes me that Israel shares the characteristoypf both one of the oldest standing civilizations and one of the newest countries in the world.
I was not aware of the Struggle faced by Israeli Americans but I know immigration is tough for memebers of any country. It is great to have an organization like the IAC help make the transition easier while mantaining a sense of community and culture from Israel.
I rejoined my childhood synagogue of Temple Israel in Sharon, MA. I live about 35 minutes away now but it is worth the trip to see friends and family there that I grew up with and celebrate the holidays together
On my trip I learned why I want to speak up for Israel as our homeland, and in this video I learned how I can actively do so
I downloaded the app and realized there were some Holidays I had not even hears of. Iwas curious and looked them up, learning more about our religion in the process
I watched "One Little girl's response to Anti-Semitism" linked here https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1463157677040351/
It was really powerful and made me realizd there are small mitzvot and acts of kindness that can have a huge impact on others and spread happiness to others. I will be using the app to build my connection and impact within the Jewish Community
I learned this is like tbe Jewish Version of Tinder, (the app where I met my girlfriend.) id definitely recommend it to all my single
friends, but the rest of us should probably delete it.
I would #Sachlav to bring Israel home!
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