Judaism Tag

I think one of the most special aspects of the Livnot ethos is that Spirituality is found in all things and all occurrences. Of course, this is the Jewish perspective, which brings together the physical and spiritual into a balanced whole.   As Aharon likes to put...

Every week, Chevre prepare Words of Wisdom to talk to the group over Shabbat. Here, Elaine Potter from Northern California discusses the subject of water. Re-posted from Elaine's blog Elaine in Peace Corps. Water (מים) Water is a prevalent theme throughout the Torah. It is...

After spending over 20 years with Livnot U'Lehibanot, we wished Yefim Kosouchkin a very happy retirement. He came to Israel from Russia during the Post-Soviet Aliyah, and has been working, building, constructing and fixing things at Livnot since 1994. Originally a factory...

This week, our very own Jewish Jedi master, Shlomo, gave us a class in the theme of the holiday of love, Tu B’av. It was titled, Self Defense for the First Date. He began speaking to us as Shabbat was sadly fading away and our...

Every week, Chevre prepare Words of Wisdom to talk to the group over Shabbat. Here, Adam Yasinow from Cleveland, Ohio discusses the subject of charity. Shabbat Shalom everyone. For my words of wisdom, I will be talking about the role of tzedakah, philanthropy, and living generously in Judaism. As you all know, Jews...

Rabbi Mark Miller Congregation Beth Israel Dear Aharon, As I sit in this powerful time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I often look back to the experiences that brought me here so that I can best figure out how to move forward.  And...

(This blog post should be read while listening to Just Can't Get Enough) When asked about her Livnot experience, the first thing that comes to mind is blisters and bruises, and nail polish does not survive a single day. Yet despite the battle wounds from...

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 in the summer of 2012, attending the Galilee Fellowship program was not part of my...

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 not feel like I had gotten a full understanding of what it meant...