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  • Heschel in Jerusalem

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 12, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel is a central figure in jewish thought for many particularly non Orthodox American Jews, His political action including his participation in the anti vietnam war movement and civil rights movement based on his religious views is held out as an example for many.... read on

  • If You Are in Israel This Week or Next

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 7, 2012 | 12:56 am

    Jerusalem Festival of Lights A series of art installations using light throughout the western part of the Old City quite amazing. It’s up to you if its a good thing…most lively on Thurs nights crowded but quite manageable.

    Festival of Books: Annual event across the country where... read on

  • Shavuot at Midreshet Ein Prat

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    June 5, 2012 | 4:13 am

    Last year I had the opportunity to be a (very old ) participant at midreshet ein prat a program for post Army/Pre University young people. This year I had the opportunity to join them for Shabbat/Shavuot.

    The midrasha was founded by Micah Goodman a dynamic teacher who seems to... read on

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  • Yaish Shabbat b’Tel Aviv

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    May 25, 2012 | 5:10 am

    Yes there is Shabbat in Tel Aviv you do have to look for it…and yes most people simply hit the beach.

    As shabbat approaches one definitely feels the pace of the city slow down, traffic thins,most stores and many cafes restaurants slow down…and the hours when one would assume people... read on

  • I’m Finally Get Going…My Friday Tel Aviv Routine Part 1

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    May 25, 2012 | 1:42 am

    I arrived in Israel May 4 and have been a bit derelict in getting going with my postings. Although I’m Off to Machon Ein Prat for Shavuot since I just completed my stay in Tel Aviv, I’ll post some blogs on Tel Aviv before I blog about Jerusalem and other places and groups.

    My Friday... read on

  • What is Chavaya Experiences

    By LW Ben Yechezkiel

    January 6, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Yes, Hebrew speakers I know the title is redundant…aval kacha zeh

    Chavaya is a Hebrew word that literally translated means experience. But at least in my experience it means more.

    Ayzeh chavaya means that you experienced something that made a strong impression something that you... read on

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