Gift of Shabbat

Tzfat Inspiration- Peace Love and HummusI was introduced to practice of shabbat during my time at Livnot. It has been the ABSOLUTE GREATEST LIFELONG GIFT that anyone has ever given to me. I am the kind of person who is deeply nourished by “being”, and so it is a challenge to live in a culture dominated by “doing”. When I discovered shabbat, this island of being once every 7 days, my life was transformed on the deepest of levels, brought more into into balance. It has been 20 years since I did Livnot. I have celebrated shabbat every week since then. My experience of it changes and deepens with time. Now I have the honor of sharing it with my husband and my children. I can’t imagine my life without it. I am forever grateful. I.M. Newton, MA

Meir Paltiel
Meir Paltiel
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Originally from Syracuse, NY, Meir received his BA in American History and Political Science from Tulane University and his MS in Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He arrived in Israel in 1992, served in the Nahal Infantry Unit before moving to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. On Kibbutz, Meir was Assistant Manager of the... Read More