Title: Crossing the Line 2
This was extremely eye opening. I knew going into watching this video that having a stance to believe in a Israeli state is a bit controversial. To see all of the speech from students as well as even faculty is scary. Its important to believe in freedom of speech, but when it turns into hate speech...it's a slippery slope. I graduated college in 2011 at Indiana and never saw something like this. Hard to believe it could happen now in 2018.
See attached for a picture of a meal I ate this week at Barney Greengrass on the Upper West Side. This is a picture of their Nova Scotia and Onion Omelette. So so good!
See attached for a Mezuzah that my late grandmother gifted to me. This means a lot to me as she also got one for my brother a few years prior. Looking forward to hanging this in my new apartment.
I have been a member of the Plainview Jewish Center since I was born. My father raised our family in Plainview where he was born as well. My grandparents joined the temple in the 50s. It has such a special place in my heart. My mother, father, brother and myself were all bar/bat mitzvahed on the same bima. Please see attached for a picture of an invitation from PJC. My parents are getting honored there this summer shortly before our trip. June 10th. I'm so proud of them and can't wait to celebrate!
My favorite Jewish holiday is Yom Kippur for a number of reasons. Going to temple on this day is very important to my family and my community. The meaning of the holiday is special and sets me in the right direction for the remainder of the jewish year. I have such fond memories of finally breaking fast with my relatives with all my favorite appetizing foods.
Here is a post of me getting rid of some bread in my apartment. Luckily, I began passover in Florida visiting my parents who took care of this prior to my arrival. When I got back, it was up to me to do the same!
This Passover 2018 I went to Florida to visit with my parents. Traditionally we do this in Livingston, NJ with larger family so I didn't know what to expect this year. We went to a massive seder with many strangers hosted by a rabbi that I'd never met before. It turned out to be great and an experience that I'm unlikely to forget. What stuck out to me the most was the youngsters reading the 4 questions aloud. At the end, the rabbi thanked them and turned to the congress...he said: "never forget that this is the future of our religion". It was very powerful on such a high holy day.
For whatever reason, I am fascinated with the Holocaust. It's such a momentous event that I can't fathom even took place. That is part of the reason for me choosing to watch this film. I learned that through the power of team work in a large group and determination..anything is possible. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. This has changed my view on judiasm in a number of ways. We tend to think of our religion in local areas or regions where we live such as NYC. To see this act take place in rural Tennessee was inspiring.
Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
This was awesome and I did not originally know this story. Clearly, I'd seen the trailer of the major hollywood film that just came out, but didn't see it. Admittedly, I did not know that lineage of the current Prime Ministers family. The idea of the mission being named after Yoni was so insiring.
Scheduled time here, but the Rabbi never called me. However, I have a close relationship with the Rabbi at my Temple in Plainview LI. His name is Rabbi Cahn.
When my mom got bat mitzvahed in June of 2016 we spoke at length about my need to get back to israel. The Rabbi loved that and spoke to me about the meaning of Zionism. The pride in our country is something that not many religions can relate to. It was a very inspiring chat.
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My Hebrew name is Chayimm after my grandfather. Here is what I found after doing a bit of research on the name.
Chayyim also transcribed Haim, Hayim, Chayim, or Chaim (is a name of Hebrew origin which means "life". Its first usage can be traced to the Middle Ages. It is a popular name among Jewish people.
I'm so proud to have this name.
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The CEO is Gil Dudkiewicz and the CTO is Ran Avidan.
At StartApp, the believe that mobile tech enriches not only our daily lives, but also our communities and our world. Mobile devices are people’s most personal object in today’s busy world. It is important for each mobile user to get the most fulfilling and enriching experiences. Something that makes them feel special: a “moment”. We believe these fulfilling mobile moments can only be created through a deep understanding of mobile users. That is why we have compiled an unmatched volume of intelligent mobile data insights to help you understand user behavior and needs.
Steve's class was great! We had a speaker from Google talk about his daily life and what it's like to be Kosher at the company. Rabbi Mark Wildes held this discussion. He was great and engaged the audience through out the presentation. Steve also spoke about a Torah portion that was fabulous!
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