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What brings the festival of Tu B'Shvat and the holy city of Tzfat together? For thousands of years, Jews have been paying special attention to this day, Tu B’Shvat, the fifteenth of day of the Hebrew month of Shvat (bonus point, the Hebrew letters Tet-Vav which...

26.8 inches. That was the final snowfall total in New York City this past weekend. It was an amazing, shocking, beautiful thing to behold - the city shut down, no cars, no subways, no busses, and only a smattering of people in the streets on...

Tu B'Shvat Starts Tonight! We're up to our eyeballs in prep for Tu B'Shvat, but not just celebrating in Tzfat. Many organizations across the globe are partnering with Livnot to bring this holiday into to the spotlight, giving it the attention it deserves in the Jewish...

Last week during the chagim, an apartment where a single mother lives with her four children caught on fire. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the Tzfat family had to come back to a home filled with piles of ashes, soot-covered walls, and broken windows. ...

A message from Josh Katz (T61), Chair of American Friends of Livnot U'Lehibanot: I am now back from the Livnot Retreat over Labor Day weekend, and once again I am coping with the challenge to balance my reality with my yearning. This weekend I got...

I was nervous about going to the Livnot Shabbaton/Reunion Retreat this past weekend. Primarily, I was nervous for the following reasons: 1. I didn't know anyone else going. I had gone through the Livnot program 8 years ago, and I didn't see any of...

Bonfires? Barbecues? What goes on for Lag B'Omer? Today we have counted 33 days of the Omer, the seven week period in between the festivals of Pesach and Shavuot, time for a celebration, right? We're over a month in to counting the Omer, and we can...

Summer Kabbalah Meditaion Retreat - 12 July - 19 July, 2015 One-week Jewish spirituality and meditation course at Livnot U’Lehibanot in the Old City of Tzfat. July 12 - July 19, 2015 at Livnot U’Lehibanot, Tzfat. $150/650₪ including accommodation and meals For ages 21-30 ...

Alumni Shavuot Shabbaton Friday, 22 May - Sunday, 24 May 2015 Chevre - Join us for a long weekend in Tzfat full of celebration, old friends and new faces, learning through the night, singing, BBQing and more...