Posts Tagged ‘Birthright Israel’
Keeping it positive, Positively Israel
JNF’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is proud to announce that it will be hosting its largest Spring Semester session in its 43 year history with 61 students attending the 4 month, full semester. The Spring sessions will total 314 students, including Day School and Communal partners. Never have so many students registered…Read More
Jewish Memory and Revelations
Living a Jewish life means living within a particular framework of rituals and experience, values and memories (i.e. we were slaves in Egypt) and guidelines (Jewish Law). Passover, a microcosm of Jewish life, requires a set of guidelines in preparation of the festival including the cleaning of “Hametz”, dietary constraints and of course the ‘Seder’…Read More
Investing in relationships
Why does Gd repeat Gd’s status visa vie Moses and the Children of Israel in Exodus 6:2?: “And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto him: ‘I am the LORD…” ויְדַבֵּר אֱלֹקִים, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה; וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו, אֲנִי יְדוָד.Read More
Why does Tikun Israel precede Tikun Olam?
I was recently asked at a talk that I gave why I emphasize the need for Tikun Israel to precede Tikun Olam. Here is part of my answer to the question: “Rav Salantar taught – first one fixes his house, then his community, then the world, and so on… I am extremely proud of the…Read More
A case of mistaken identity?
I’m afraid so. Are we the People/Nation of Israel or the Jewish People? This could explain some of the disconnect we witness taking place among Jews (People of Israel) around the world. If Judaism’s ancestry is the tribe of Judah, and Judah was the son of Israel (Jacob), then aren’t we all Israelis?Read More