I voted for Israel because it's the homeland for the Jews provided by religion, education, food and culture from all around Israel. I voted for HABAYIT YEHUDI because with these four main topics:
Israel is the Jewish homeland to live with families, to pray God for the sources of food, water and the Jewish education including Jewish Ancestors and to serve their country in the IDF to save the State of Israel.
Israel should not concede land because of the vow differences between Hamas saying for his refusal of giving up one inch of land of Palestine and Mashaal when he arrived in the Gaza Strip for the first time said that Palestine from the river to the sea, from the north to the south, is their land and they’ll never give up one inch of land of Palestine.
Combat terror happens from when Hamas outlawed USA as a “terrorist organization” has pledged to Eygpt by combat terror in Sinai with President Mohammed Morsi vows to stand with Hamas “as one”.
Improve Jewish education from across our community’s synagogues, schools, agencies and organizations for learners of all ages. The three main things are:
To inform by generating, analyzing, and disseminating knowledge about effective practices.
To involve by convening and creating networks for Jewish professionals, lay leaders, and institutions across the community.
To Inspire by modeling innovative approaches and programs to inspire Jewish individuals and families.
As I watched this on YouTube I contributed Israel because Israel has ecosystems that provides the source of water, plants from the Kibbutz and food such as Shwarma, Israeli salad and falafel. There was also a tragedy about Gilad Shalit was missing which was a huge impact for the whole Jewish nation because it created a huge awareness of the dangerous situation that the Israeli soldiers have been fighting for from the past 8 years. High gas prices has been a big issue with Israel as well as oil. There's also Jewish families to look after because of the serious events of the Palestinian and Israeli War.
The Torah portion that I studied was Genesis 6:9 - 11:32 Parashat Noah. I studied with Keegan who was in my group this summer for Birthright. Our main focus is God commanded Noah to build an ark to save the animals from the flood. What really struck me was this quotation about what God had said to Noah, "Because the earth is filled with wrongdoing and corruption and robbery I am going to destroy it. Make yourself an ark of wood with enclosures for animals and gather food for all aboard. I shall bring a flood through the water upon the earth and destroy all that has the spirit of life." This quotation I've heard from God is that God brought sin to destroy the living and telling Noah to build an ark with stronghold wood helped the animals to be save from the flood. Pertaining to what God has mentioned on the quote, I think that God is doing the right thing for Noah to let the animals in the ark so that the animals would not risk their death through floods. Noah commanded his animals to step up into the ark and all the animals were saved.
I voted for Israel because it's the homeland for the Jews provided by religion, education, food and culture from all around Israel. I voted for HABAYIT YEHUDI because with these four main topics: Israel is the Jewish homeland to live with families, to pray God for the sources of food, water and the Jewish education including Jewish Ancestors and to serve their country in the IDF to save the State of Israel. Israel should not concede land because of the vow differences between Hamas saying for his refusal of giving up one inch of land of Palestine and Mashaal when he arrived in the Gaza Strip for the first time said that Palestine from the river to the sea, from the north to the south, is their land and they’ll never give up one inch of land of Palestine. Combat terror happens from when Hamas outlawed USA as a “terrorist organization” has pledged to Eygpt by combat terror in Sinai with President Mohammed Morsi vows to stand with Hamas “as one”. Improve Jewish education from across our community’s synagogues, schools, agencies and organizations for learners of all ages. The three main things are: To inform by generating, analyzing, and disseminating knowledge about effective practices. To involve by convening and creating networks for Jewish professionals, lay leaders, and institutions across the community. To Inspire by modeling innovative approaches and programs to inspire Jewish individuals and families.
Most Interesting List :1) Going to Masa Israel Journey. (http://www.masaisrael.org/) 2) Attend Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Passover and Shabbat Services at Oahu Jewish Ohana (https://www.facebook.com/oahujewishohana) 3) Volunteer for Hillel Hawaii (https://www.facebook.com/hillelhawaii) Only facebook page and by learning your Jewish identity in the UH (University of Hawaii) System.
Least Interesting List: 4) Attend Aloha Chaverim (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlohaChaverim/) 5) Attend URJ Camp Newman for Staff Summer or West Coast Party Staff (http://newman.urjcamps.org/) 6) Attend Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Passover and Shabbat Services at Temple Emanu El Honolulu (https://www.shaloha.com/)
I'm celebrating Shabbat with my dad, sorry he was the only one holding the iPhone camera. It was hard to take Shabbat candle selfies while you're doing the prayer. But anyways, Shabbat means a day of rest & to give thanks to God for spending quality time with family and leading prayer with the candles, challah and wine.
My Jewish food style dish was Potato Pancake Latkes with Apple Sauce and I used medium bowl, 1 egg, 2 1/4 cups cold water, coconut oil and a large skillet. My cooking experience was hard to do but it was worth the try for my dish.
My Hebrew name is ?????? Dawid, which was probably derived from Hebrew ??? dwd. The translation of my name means beloved. My name was given by my great grandfather who is full Jewish and my father chose the name that was given to me when I was born. My name is connected because it was connected to the story of David & Goliath tale and David became the second and greatest king of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC after David defeated Goliath.
I sticked with Option 2 because Rabbi Micha Odenheimer and I had a one and one discussion about the 10 questions related to Judaism. Here are my questions and Rabbi Micha Odenheimer's answers.
1) What do Jews believe? What are the basic beliefs of Judaism?
Although there have been many attempts to define the basic beliefs of Judaism, the most famous among them the 13 Principles of Maimonides, there is no “official” catechism of beliefs. In the Talmud, it says: “Everyone who repudiates false worship (idol worship or strange worship) is called a Jew. I would say that the basic beliefs are that there is one God, who created the universe, human beings are made in His image, God cares about the world and the kind of society human beings create God cares deeply about justice and love between human beings., She or he has a special relationship with the Jewish people starting from Avraham, to whom He promised the Land of Israel and continuing with the revelation at Sinai, humanity and the world are not in their final state, they can and will be transformed for the better, and evil and death will be defeated.
2) What does the term “chosen people” mean?
It means that the Jews have been chosen since the time of Abraham for a special mission, to try to demonstrate and teach “Tzedeka and Mishpat”, and to teach humanity awareness of the one God who cares about justice and love, and chosen to keep the 613 commandments enumerated in the Torah.
3) What are the different branches of Judaism?
Haredi, National-Haredi-National Religious, Modern Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Renewal, Reconstructionist
4) What does it mean to be Jewish? Is Judaism a race, a religion or a nationality?
Judaism is a religion, which is why any human being can convert to Judaism if they are sincere, but Jewishness also means to be part of a people, a nation, a group with common roots and history and a family. In this sense Judaism is both like tribal religions—it is a religion of a specific people with a specific history and land—and also, like Islam, Christianity or Buddhism, a universal religion that accepts converts, even if it does not seek them.
5) What is a Rabbi?
A rabbi is a Jewish teacher, who needs to have some expertise in Jewish law and in Jewish thought and is granted the title, after a test or series of test, by another rabbi or rabbinic institution. . The original term Rabbi was meant for people who had received their ordination (semicha) in a line that stretched all the way back to Moshe (Moses) but that line was broken during the time of the Roman occupation.
6) What is a synagogue?
A synagogue is a building or room especially set aside as a place for Jews to hold prayers, every day and on Shabbat and Holidays.
7) What is Judaism’s most sacred text?
Judaism has many sacred texts, but the most sacred is the Torah, the five books of Moses written by a specially trained scribe on parchment in a scroll.
8) What is the Jewish view of Jesus?
Jesus was a Jew who taught ideas from within the rabbinic tradition but was not the messiah or “god’s son” any more than all of us our God’s sons.
9) What do Jews believe about the afterlife?
Jews traditionally believe in an afterlife, where the soul enjoys an ongoing existence, after being cleansed of sin. Jews are also (traditionally) committed to the idea of a final union between body and soul, called the revival of the dead. Many Reform and Conservative Jews might not embrace these ideas. The mystical Jewish tradition also believes in Gilgul, or reincarnation.
10) Do Jews believe in sin?
Yes, there is sin, but there is always redemption, through repentance, good deeds, and prayer.
The ways to wisdom speaks to me is #48 (Educate the Educators) because in the DOE (Department of Education) the whole world is here to learn and practice for a common goal which is being successful at what you’re learning base from your teachers that taught you general education such as English, Math, Science, History, etc. gives the ability to learn certain things you want to accomplish or things you want to do when you grow up. I feel strongly to be an educator in the Arts because I’ve learned alot of drawing and a lot of designing to became a professional artist and to maintain my interest in Animation, which is animating a character to do something cool and moving around place to place. For that particular matter comes with the ability to work in liberal arts to get the feel for how experienced English, Math, Science, History, etc. will come to play in the Animation role. I also want to educate myself to being Jewish because I have a belief in God for the creation of rain which gathers the source of water and creates nature to grow food in a sustain living.
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