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The Generosity of Strangers | BINA MITF Tel Aviv+

BINA MITF Fellow Allison Cohen talks about the many acts of generosity she has received from the amazing people that she has met while living in Nof HaGalil and teaching in Nazareth. Read on to find out more about the amazing and generous people she has met during her time living and teaching in Israel! […]

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A Day in the Life of a MITF Fellow
| MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Ellie Shafron gives snapshots and glimpses into her daily life of living and teaching in Beit She’an with … […]

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Top Restaurants to Try in Tel Aviv / MITF Tel Aviv+

MITF Fellow Tiffany Hamilton shares a list of her favorite restaurant spots in Tel Aviv that she discovered so far … […]

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4 Tips for Moving to a New Country / MITF Tel Aviv+

Moving to a new country can be scary, anxiety provoking, and fill you with self doubt. It can also be … […]

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MITF From a New Perspective / MITF Tel Aviv+

Growing up in Baltimore I attended Sunday school, high holiday services at my synagogue, and enough bar and bat mitzvahs … […]

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The Sweet Beauty of Rosh Hashanah / Emma Lillianthal

On Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the creation of the world and the start of a new year. It is a … […]

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The Cities of BINA’s MITF Tel Aviv+ Teaching Program in Israel

Only a few short weeks ago, BINA welcomed a new batch of participants to the MITF Tel Aviv + program … […]

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Embracing Self-Expression and Defeating Jewish Guilt / Anna Weiss

I want to talk about the reality of Jewish guilt, specifically the way it relates to self-expression. Jewish guilt is … […]

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The Shifting Labels of an Ever-Growing Self/ Anna Weiss

Furthermore, identifying with a specific sect of Judaism can feel limiting to all of the nuances that come with connecting to religion and being religious. Furthermore, what if none of the Jewish labels fit? It can make you feel lost and unsure of where you fit into Judaism. […]

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Shabbat and the Day-of-Rest Mindset/ Anna Weiss

Shabbat has always been a point of contention for hiloni (secular/cultural) Jews in Israel. The buses don’t run, most stores are closed, and restaurants that are open are few and far in between. If you’re not observant, Shabbat in Israel can feel like a major inconvenience.  […]

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A Home for Jewish Enrichment: The Summer Camp Experience

In the summer of 2018, over 81,000 kids attended Jewish sleep-away camps in North America. Why are so many kids … […]

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The Culture That Loves You Back: An American in Israel

When I lived in Israel for my gap year, one of the biggest shocks I encountered was how differently Israeli … […]

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Empowering Your Judaism
Wherever You Are

I’m driving to school on a December morning, thinking about the Chanukah party I attended the night before, and decide … […]

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Advice To A Future Fellow / MITF TLV+

Marielle and Michaela explore their experience with five unexpected skills you can now expect to learn on MITF: Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship . Read all about it in their blog here>>> […]

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On Two Feet: On Jewish and Queer Learning and Action

According to the classic Jewish tale of Rabbi Hillel, the entire idea of the Torah can be taught in one minute to someone standing on only one foot through the line, “That which is hateful to you do not do unto others”. […]

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Leap’s First Shabbat Back in Israel

Leap just had our first weekend back in the mechina since returning from San Francisco, and it was a busy one! […]

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10 Signs MITF TLV+ is the Track for You

Marielle and Michaela explore their experience with five unexpected skills you can now expect to learn on MITF: Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship . Read all about it in their blog here>>> […]

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Where is your Sinai ? | Tova Birnbaum

After a lifetime of thinking that ‘Jewish creativity’ is an oxymoron and that there is only one way to be Jewish, I was dazzled by the shades, the possibilities, the self-expression that Jewish spaces invite, and the joy of receiving and giving Torah. […]

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LEAP 2022 – San Francisco Trip

After months of preparation and excitement, the LEAP 2022 cohort finally flew to San Francisco for two and a half weeks of learning, travelling, volunteering, and bonding!! >>> […]

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How can you increase the blessings and reduce the curses | Parashat B’chukotai

This week’s Parashat HaShavua, ‘B’chukotai’, is the last one of the Book of Leviticus (Vayikra) , and is perhaps even the most daunting. It is not a coincidence that it is called ‘the blessings and curses’. […]

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