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‘Activism and advocacy is ingrained in the culture of Livnot…’

In a moving and deeply personal post, Maya Weinstein, shares her transformative experiences on Livnot’s Northern Exposure program during the winter of 2016. “I desperately needed a break from reality and to Read more…

Chevre WOWs: Judaism and Contentment

Chevre WOWs: Judaism and Contentment

Every Shabbat, some chevre prepare Words of Wisdom, spiritual food for thought to accompany the physical feast. This W.O.W. from the archives describes a Jewish view of contentment. I read once in a Read more…

Can I leave not? Reflections on a month at Livnot

Re-posted from Emily Rapport’s blog; The Travelers’ New Groove When I told people I met in Israel that I would be participating in a month-long program in Tzfat, they looked Read more…

My Livnot Experience - Nature's Wonders

My Livnot Experience – Nature’s Wonders

Editors note: For some decades Livnot chevre have been recycling their beer cans by donating them to The Committee for Ethiopian Jews in Safed. They fund college scholarships, children’s school supplies, dental Read more…

Night Hike Magic

On my third “last” night at Livnot, a small group of chevre headed out into the darkness on a night hike. Illuminated by the stars, the wilderness surrounding Tzfat was Read more…

Josh and Naama enjoying nature

A Hike to Remember

The hike began in the early morning, but still a bit late in true Israeli fashion. Slowly winding its way down through small Tzfat alleyways, our group slid from street Read more…

Ancient Tzfat Synagogue

Ha-Ari Ashkenazi Synagogue

The Ari Synagogue is named after Rabbi Isaac Luria, known by his acronym “Ari,” who was a famous Kabbalistic rabbi. The local stories in Tzfat tell that every Friday evening he Read more…

Art in Tzfat with Livnot

My Livnot Experience: Keren Gordon

My Livnot Experience: Keren Gordon The old Yiddish proverb, “Man plans and God laughs” applies to the wondrous path that led me to Livnot U’Lehibanot. When I arrived in Israel Read more…

My Livnot Experience: Sam Hedine

My Livnot Experience: Sam Hedine

Four years ago I went on a Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel and I had a good time. I really did. But there was without a doubt something missing. I did Read more…

Meet our Neighbors: The Kadosh Family of Kadosh Tzfat Cheese

Meet our Neighbors: The Kadosh Family of Kadosh Tzfat Cheese

It’s not everyday that you get to step into an almost 200 year old family business and create a product using a recipe equally as old–but today a friend and Read more…