I spoke to a Masa program provider to learn about future internships I can possiblu do in Israel. I am looking for medical programs but specifically veterinary medicine programs I can participate in.
I learned about many of the graduate school programs at several Israeli universities. I also learned about the different ways Masa helps and leads foreign students participate in these university programs.
I spoke to a young lady named Elisheva who studied in Israel for a year and just came back recently. She told me all about her journey and how much she loved it.
I spoke with Jacob about interning or studying in Israel and also outlooking my future there.
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I interviewd a friend of mine named
Sheli who moved to Israel after our birthright trip. Before Israel, Sheli lived in New York. The favorite part about Israel for Sheli was the happy and friendly people. She told me she's never seen anything like this culture of family.
I spoke with an Aliyah adviser over the phone. Since i've lived in Israel in the past I knew a little about making an aliyah but now I know more.
I enjoyed this video because it demonstrated many different young professionals in many different fields. Getting out of your comfort zone and moving to a new country to start a new job and life is extremley hard and challanging to do.
Kabbalah takes people through deep meaning and special connection. The Kabbalah is the most spiritual part of Judaism. Kabbalah teaches us to focus on the important things in your life and help to reevaluate what to focus on.
I gained knowledge from this video that I think is important to be aware of. As a jew, i believe it is very important to be aware of the religion's history and reasoning.
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 looking out for us, his children, and he always has a good plan for our future.
The Israelis invented the navigation application "Waze" and I'm proud of this contribution because its used so widely in the world and not only in Israel.
http://www.nbn.org.il/aliyah-inspiration/nbn-blogger-network/with-love-and-gratitude/ This article was about a daughter writing to her parents and informing them about her moving to Israel. This was an interesting read because in the future, I see myself moving to Israel too but i'm afraid my parents won't move with me, which will be the hardest part.
This video taught me a lot about the multi-faceted history of Jerusalem and the various religions and ethnic groups that see it as central to their society and demand to have control over it.
This video helped to further my belief that success is not just defined by one thing such as money but is the result of being happy, being well educated and being surrounded by friends and family among many other things.
This video helped to further reconcile the science of "creation" with the biblical story of creation by showing how both can prove each other.
This video helped show that pleasure is not forbidden in Judaism as something taboo like it is often portrayed in more religious Jewish circles.
This video helped my understand the importance of understanding the reasoning behind my beliefs and being sure to not just blindly follow and develop my beliefs myself.
This video strengthened my belief that it is important to have a partner in a relationship that shares my values as well as teaching me a lot about how Judaism views relationships.
Every year my Grammy plants a tree for me in Israel
For Shabbat and the holidays, my family and I get together and prepare a table full of meals. After praying and eating, we sit at the table and talk for hours. I love shabbat and holidays because it brings the family together every time.
I recently went to the Vienna Jewish Museum. The current exhibition was about Jewish store owners before the holocaust and how it was destroyed at the time. This got me thinking about where Jewish culture would be today if it weren't for the holocaust, particularly in the European cities I've been visiting that were so impacted by that time period.
I read the book Start Up Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer. From this book, I learned that there is a huge community of start ups in Israel, centrally located in Tel Aviv. This book taught me how Israel is very strong with startups and technology thinking considering its very small.
While in Israel on birthright, I spoke to a representative about interning with masa. We went over a lot of information. I hope I get to intern in the future.
I attended the Israel Pride Parade in NYC on June 4th, 2017. It was really great seeing so many Americans and American Jews celebrating a country as one.
I visited Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and learned a lot. It is so important for Jews to have a country of their own.
I learned howww this crisis effect on both sides and that we need a solution for the refugees
I spoke to the rabbi of the community in Holon and I was very interested in knowing why everything was being done. I asked him why they wear long clothes and why women cover their hair and he explained that it was modesty. I asked him why they kept meat and milk and explained to me from a quote from the Bible. He explained to me why they do not turn on electricity and do not work on Shabbat because we are doing the whole week. It was important to me to hear about the religion and why it was necessary to do every thing. I was very interested in knowing why before the husband and wife marry each other. It allowed me to think about things very well.
I chose to talk about SodaStream. Its headquarters are located in Airport City, Israel and I found this very interesting because my friends are obsessed with Sodastream. I had no clue it was an Israeli based product, most Israeli products i know of are not as mainstream as this one. The fact it became so popular in the Us, which is riddled with gadgets and cool inventions, could make it in the consumer market.
I interviewed a friend of mine who moved with his family from Tel Aviv when he was little. He says he doesnt remember much about the move but that currently living in the US has made him feel welcome despite current ongoing events. I learned that people from different countries arent different from us ourselves.
This video taught me how to improve my mental and physical state through sleep, exercise, touch, and meditation.
This video hit home for me because i know what it is like to have low self esteem. Having higher self esteem is something that should be preached because at the end of the day, if you are happy, nobody else's opinions matter. if you learn to think highly of yourself, your outlook on life will change for the better.
Positive thinking has changed my life.
I went to the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C 4 years ago. It was the first time I experienced a museum of that nature and it was a moving experience. I learned about the facts of the Holocaust and I was able to actually see photos and videos about the Holocaust, things I haven't seen before. I also learned more about how the Holocaust truly came around, something that is usually glossed over in history classes. After visiting the museum, I felt closer connected with my past and my Jewish identity because if our people can survive something as atrocious as the Holocaust, we can survive anything.
Since I am currently in Europe, I went to the Vienna Jewish Museum. The current exhibition was about Jewish store owners before the holocaust and how it was destroyed. I didn't actually know how prevalent Jews owning stores in that era was--to be completely honest, I thought it was a stereotype. This also got me thinking about where Jewish culture would be today if it weren't for the holocaust, particularly in the European cities I've been visiting that we're so impacted by that time period.
I understood that anti-Semitic behavior still existed in this country, but this video was still hard for me to watch. this kind of behavior on college campuses is something that is disgusting and has to be stopped. I go to a college where most of the students are of the Jewish faith, so I don't witness this behavior as much, but I feel for students who face this on a daily basis.
Watching this video made me more interested in Israel as a culture and opened my eyes to how an opinion on Israel can affect how people see you and how you see others.
http://www.livingwithgod.org/do-you-like-yourself/ I enjoyed what the podcast was saying about how important it is to value yourself and how it then helps you value God.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/hes-a-real-pioneer-israeli-college-football-player-adjusts-to-life-in-the-us/2017/07/27/3382405c-6fff-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.e7feaf630910 This article hit close to home, as the first ever Israeli-born athlete to earn a college sports scholarship in the USA is going to Stonehill College in Massachusetts. I can relate to Yaniv, as I love to walk around places barefoot.
Two weeks ago, I was fortunate to be in Israel by my cousins for Shabbat. Since I've lived in NY all my life, I was excited to get to know my cousins better. Shabbat in Sderot was an amazing experience. My cousin cooked up a storm- 5 course meal- Challa, Salads, Fish, Chicken Soup, Meat, Potatoes, Steamed Vegetables- and as we were exploding, still managed to serve dessert. The best part was hearing stories about their childhood, meeting the children and getting to know my Israelli family better.
I went to a Saturday service at temple B'Nai Israel in Laconia NH. The experience was great it was my first time attended a reform prayer service in quite a long while. I would defiantly go back for services there it was a homey expert do that I really enjoyed!
I liked learning about Israel's modern history, particularly about the Zionist movement and the relationships with neighboring countries, mutually beneficial or otherwise.
i learned about the political groups in israel and how they united for the state
how the media portrays Israel and paying strong attention to what media i choose to watch and really listen to is what i gained by watching this clip. there are so many different forms of media outlets that one can consume, especially when it comes to Israel.
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