Tzfat Tag

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 prayer book that we end our lives, "like children falling asleep over their toys." That...

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 at me with varying degrees of skepticism. “Tzfat is a really religious place…what could you...

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 care, and other essential services for Ethiopian immigrants in our city. We thank him for...

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 vibrant in a whole new light and complimented by the silence of the night. Winding...

The hike began in the early morning, but still a bit late in true Israeli fashion. [caption id="attachment_4752" align="alignleft" width="210"] Josh and Naama enjoying nature[/caption] Slowly winding its way down through small Tzfat alleyways, our group slid from street to trail and found...

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 used to take his followers out of the synagogue to a nearby field and pray in...

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...

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 I did just that. We walked into the Kadosh Tzfat Cheese shop and spent...

From Livnot Galilee Fellowship to Kent Hillel Taking the Tzfat experience home to Ohio When Jacob Rosen, a native Ohioan, began his search for an immersive Israel program, he had not yet heard of Livnot U'Lehibanot.  Happening upon Livnot's site in his internet search, he...