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BINA's "Yom Kippur at Home" Guide

Download BINA’s new free "Yom Kippur at Home" guide to add meaning to your High Holidays.
Whether or not you attend synagogue on Yom Kippur, this new guide offers inspiring readings and rituals for you to do at home. […]

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Now is the time to rekindle our relationship with American Jewry

Eran Baruch, BINA’S executive director, is hopeful that the incoming minister of Diaspora Affairs will be successful in strengthening the relationship between Israeli and American Jewish communities. […]

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Nicole Abraham, participants blogs

On Learning Hebrew and Arabic at the Same Time | MITF – Nazareth

On Learning Hebrew and Arabic at the Same Time. Nicole Abraham: MITF TLV + Nazareth writes about her languages journey in Israel […]

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שנת שירות ומכינה בינ"ה

What day of the week is it? | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, reflects about how does it feel to get use to Israel unusual reality. […]

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פרשת שלח לך, קהילה, מניין

Together, for better or worse | Parashat Shelach Lecha

Ayala Dekel, a teacher and educator at BINA, discusses this week's parasha, Shelach Lecha […]

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Parashat Beha'alotcha, Menorah, Jerusalem

It’s Time for Some Uplifting Light | Parashat Beha'alotcha

The past few weeks and months have been a dark time for so many of us. How can we still find some light and hope amidst all the darkness? Yael Hirsch-Biderman shares some thoughts in this week’s edition of BINA’s commentary on the weekly Torah portion, Parashat Beha'alotcha […]

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Warm Weather | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, writes about the special Sunday activity. […]

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מהגרי עבודה, פליטים,עובדים זרים

Answering the Call to Serve | Parashat Nasso

Nir Braudo the Deputy Director of BINA, discusses this week's parasha, Nasso […]

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Who is a Jew in 2022? | Shavuot 5781/2021

Elliot Vaisrub Glassenger, BINA senior educator, writes about the question of “who is a Jew” […]

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שדה לא מעובד בשנת שמיטה

What’s social justice got to do with it? | Parashat Behar

This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Behar, opens with the topic of Shmita – the sabbatical year. To the modern reader, this might seem like one of the most irrelevant commandments in the Bible. But within it lies some of the most deep and powerful conceptions of social justice, more relevant than ever today. […]

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Beit Shean, BINA, home away from home, MITF, Ali Goldberg, teaching English in Israel, Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel trip, friendship

My Israeli Journey | MITF – Beit She’an

When you embark on a journey it's hard to imagine how it will shape you and your next steps. Ali from MITF Tel Aviv+Beit Shean writes about how her experience has impacted her perspective on life and where she'll go next. […]

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family, leadership, Parashat Emor ,Parashat Hashavua, BINA, the Omer

How COVID made me lose count – and find it again | Parashat Emor

“What day is it today?”
How many times have we asked ourselves that question lately? Nofar Yahud Simpson, head of BINA’s Secular Yeshiva in Haifa, shares some wisdom on how the Jewish calendar, the counting of the Omer, and this week’s Torah portion can help us bring new meaning and sanity into our lives
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Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua, Yom Haatzmaut, Independence Day, Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day

Dilemmas and National Holidays: What Does It Mean To Love Israel? | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, about What Does It Mean To Love Israel. […]

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Israel society, The israeli society, Parashat Acharei Mot, Parashat Hashavua, BINA, Weekly parasha, weekly torah portion, sustainable society, dialogue

Building an Ethical Society – From Mount Sinai to Rothschild Boulevard | Parashat Acharei Mot

Avrahahm Eisen, BINA's Director of Education, discusses the importance of building a more ethical society in Israel in this week's parasha, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim […]

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GAP mechina, Hebrew, communal life, year in Israel, volunteer, volunteering, friendships, Shnat Sherut, friends, relationship, BINA Gap year

A year full of great moments | GAP year reflection

Iris Yudan, a BINA Gap Mechina participant, reflects on the special time she spent in Israel. […]

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GAP Shnat Sherut, Hebrew, communal life, year in Israel, Pessah, volunteer, volunteering, friendships, Shnat Sherut, friends, relationship

The Making of Lifelong Friends | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, writes about the strong connetions that you built with other participants. […]

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Parashat Tazria, weekly parasha, Parashat HaShavua, purification, guilt, ayala dekel, birth, give birth, women

Mommy, does it hurt to give birth? | Parashat Tazria

Ayala Dekel, a teacher and educator at BINA, discusses this week's parasha,Tazria […]

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Getting back to life after lockdown | MITF – Beit She’an

Ali Goldberg, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, writes about her first Yom Tiyul after all the lockdowns. […]

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua, Judaism, holiday, Pesach, Miriam, BINA, Hebrew

Celebrating Pesach in Israel | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, about celebrating Pesach in a new way. […]

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Passover story, Passover, redemption, the ten plagues, Exodus story, redemption

Passover: Where Does Redemption Begin

Elliot Vaisrub Glassenger, BINA senior educator, explores the vital role of women in the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. […]

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