I attended a play based on a book called "Adi's adi". (Adi is both a common Israeli name and an old hebrew word meaning a jewel).
The play was about a girl and her grandmother and their relationship, as well as her grandmother's story and experiences during WWII.
The lesson I took from the play was the importance of family, tradition and history.
The Israeli Independence Day means a lot to me. It was the end of 2000 long years of exile for the Jewish people. It was finaly having a safe haven after all the horrors we endured for so many centuries, and not just anywhere, in the land of Israel.
It was really cool and ecxting to visit Independence Hall in Tel Aviv again, especially with a group of Jewish Americans.
I watched How to Resist Temptations.
I learned from the video that it is possible to control yourself and the things that hold you back. More than the fact that its possible, the video explains how to, and gives nice ideas and tips.
I watched Constructive Criticism in the Workplace.
I learned from the video that there are certain ways to get a point across and that there are ways of expressing yourself so that people around you feel better when you do.
I went to my cousin's bar mitzvah (aliyah latora) at a synagog in Rehovot. My entire family was there and it was a very exciting and touching day.
kosher Cafe Joe. Originality, I ordered shakshuka (a great one). I would recommend this meal and restaurant
I decided to join "אהבת עולם" (world love) synagogue because it is close to where I live and it is the one I go to on holidays.
I really like it because it feels warm, accepting and family like. It makes me feel closer to the religion and the community and like I'm always welcomed
kosher Cafe Joe
I attended my friend's sister (Jewish) wedding. It was in a beautiful garden in Beit Oved
The wedding was a traditional jewish one, and I feel like it creates a link and a connection between us and the generations before us. It feels like family, culture and tradition, which is a big important part of judaism to me
Today I lit Shabbat candles with my mother and sister
I attended a Shabbat meal with my close family. It was great as always
I spoke with my high school english teacher, who made aliyah from massachusetts. She said that even though the beginning was hard, she loves Israel and her family and life here, and that making aliyah was the best decision that she's ever made.
From watching this video I learned that being happy can be a choice, and that it requires work. I learned that even If your situation doesn't seem ideal, you can work on yourself and still be a happy person.
the company I researched is Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The start of the company was way back in 1901, in the time of the Ottoman Empire. Today it is a large and successful company, with the headquarters located in Israel. The company has additional locations such as the US and Holland. The fact that the company started so long ago and started and developed as it did, and also the fact that it is a company that deals with a subject so important and advanced - Pharmaceuticals, inspires me greatly.
Earlier this year, for the first time in Israel, supermarkets began to charge buyers for every plastic bag they take. Since this new law was applied there has been a strong decrease in the number of bags people get. It is true, as stated in the article, that people buy more trash bags as a result, however they are bigger and less easy to carry around and put to waste. In addition, this new reform shows a hopeful new path for Israel in protecting its environment.
I attended this year Yom Kippur service in the synagog in my town. I go with my family every year and I find it to be a blessing and spiritual rituale that helps me connect with my Judaism. I think Yom kippur is one of the most important days in the Jewish year, and as a jew, I feel it is important for me to attend a service on this day, and I expect it will be a tradition I will keep with my own family when I'm older.
As part of my personal community service, which is required in Israel in order to graduate from high school, I volunteered in a local community center in my town. I chose to volunteer with this organization because the work was with young kids from a difficult background, and I felt I could be a good influence and maybe even cause a positive change in their lives. I would volunteer with the organization again because I felt I really had a place to contribute in a fun, light hearted and positive way.
From this video I learned about the beginning of Israel, and how in a relatively short period of time, it changed from a dry and barren land, into a prosperous, modern country.
From this video I learned that the establishment of Israel was not merely a need for a safe home, that there was also a seed of religion and tradition involved, even in the more secular people. I learned that Judaism is the light that connects us all to each other and to this country.
I would be most interested in hearing chloe valdary because she seems to be knowledgeable and accomplished, and she works for JerusalemU, which I find very interesting and important.
The holiday is over and unfortunately I have no pictures in the sukkah, but that's the one in my house I helped building
I enlisted to the IDF to support Israel
Visited kosher Ben & Jerry's factory shop in Beer Tuvia.
Visited kosher Ben & Jerry's factory shop in Beer Tuvia.
I visited a kosher restaurant called Carmelli's bagels and ordered shakshuka.
my most meaningful moment in birthright was in mount herzl when I spoke about a soldier from my unit who was murdered in a terror attack.
I think it's important for Jews to go on birthright because you can have the full experience only if you are standing on this ground in israel while you hear the stories, and in my opinion that's the best way to connect to your jewish roots
Today I attended a Shabbat meal at my grandmother's house in Rehovot with my parents and two sisters. we had Kiddush and then ate dinner.
I was 12 when I had my Bat Mitzva. it was a friday noon event in an events hall with my family and friends - like 100 people.
it was very meaningful for me and for my parents because im their firstborn daughter
I took these pictures in Auschwitz (2) on my Masa (journey) to poland when I was in my senior year of high school. On this masa of a week we visited many camps - Auschwitz was the most difficult one for me. it looked so beautiful and peaceful from the outside so the thought of what happened inside was so hard. I feel like that was the place where I realized how thankful for my life I need to be.
I took these pictures in Auschwitz (2) on my Masa (journey) to poland when I was in my senior year of high school.
On this masa of a week we visited many camps - Auschwitz was the most difficult one for me. it looked so beautiful and peaceful from the outside so the thought of what happened inside was so hard. I feel like that was the place where I realized how thankful for my life I need to be.
Shahar means dawn in hebrew
This year's Rosh Hashanah meal was at my grandparents house (my dad's parents) in Meitar (south Israel).
We forgot to take a picture of the table at the beginning of the evening so here you can see us near the desserts thinking about all the food we just ate ..
Even though soup with kneidlach supposed to be the kind of food you eat in passover it's one of my favourite foods, so ..
When onward were still in Israel we got together in Ashkelon
My parents were abroad last week so my cousins invited my sisters and me for a shabbat meal. it was great!
Israel Apartheid Week Part 1 What To Do
I chose this particular subject because I wanted to know more about what apartheid week really means and what people who support Israel/knows the truth can do to reduce the damage of it.
Downloaded JStream so now I can listen to jewish music from all over the world
One of the many times my friends and I made shakshuka for dinner.
Even though I live in Israel, it's not always so easy to find a kosher restaurant near by. This app provides a great solution to that.
As a non religious jew, I don't always keep truck on the jewish calendar, and that is a thing I would like to change.
This app helps me do that, which is why I recommend my friends to download it.
My parents told me that one day when I was younger I came home from kindergarten and asked them why we aren't doing a kiddush every Friday night, like my friends are. Since that day, there is no way we miss one on shabbat.
I downloaded the Israel train (rail) app a long time ago and I still use it on a weekly basis. I totally recommend downloading this app to everyone using public transport in their visit to Israel.
I got this necklace for my Bat Mitzvah, which according to Wikipedia "signifies becoming a full-fledged member of the Jewish community"
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