October 26, 2006
‘Secular Yeshiva’ answers young Israelis’ questions
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Over Sukkot, Ben-Asher and her classmates built a sukkah in the middle of a park in the neighborhood where they're living and volunteering.
Efrat Kolenberg, 23, from Haifa, is among those in the yeshiva doing work-study after the army. "I want to live a life of meaning and to be part of a community," she said, sitting at a picnic table outside of the yeshiva/community center. "Jewish texts interest me because they deal with our lives. Through them I can think about myself and my society, and ask questions I wouldn't otherwise be asking about my culture."
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