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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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GAP Shnat Sherut, Hebrew, communal life, year in Israel, Pessah, Pesah, Seder, Seder Pesah, volunteer, volunteering, Kuchinate, asylum seekers

Getting Ready For Pesah | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, writes about the busiest time of the year at her volunteer placement […]

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Parasht vayikra, weekly parasha, Parashat HaShavua, The hebrew God, atonement, purification, guilt, ayala dekel

Parasht vayikra

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

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Nazareth Iris, MITF, Nazareth, hiking, nature, city, flowers, Daniel Crasnow

Why Come To Nazareth? | MITF Nazareth

Daniel Crasnow, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, reflects on his experience in Nazareth: discovering new people, places, and things. […]

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election, election day, election 2021, election day 2021, Israel election, Israel politics, Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua

Getting ready for election day | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, is getting ready for another elections and study the Israeli political landscape. […]

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GAP Shnat Sherut, Hebrew, shabbat, communal life, year in Israel, Shabbat, weekend, challah bread, challah

Shabbat in the Communa | GAP Shnat Sherut

Sophie Reiss, a participant on the BINA GAP Shnat Sherut year, reflects about Shabbat in the Communa. […]

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Beit Shean, BINA, home away from home, MITF, Ali Goldberg, teaching English in Israel

The Making of Lifelong Memories | MITF – Beit She’an

Ali Goldberg, a participant on the BINA MITF TLV + Bet Shean, reflects on her experience in MITF, and the new home in Beit Shea'n. […]

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parashat Terumah, Corona, Parashat HaShavua

The story we tell | Parashat Terumah

Yuval Lindon the Director of BINA’s Gap Year Programs, discusses this week's parasha, Terumah […]

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Coronavirus, Israel, Tel Aviv, Gap Year, BINA gap year, Mechina year, Mechina gap, Ronnie Shashoua

Standing in front of the Sabra cactus | GAP Mechina

Ronnie Shashoua, a participant on the BINA GAP Mechina year, reflects on her journey in GAP Mechina and how does it feel to smell the eucalyptus leaves. […]

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Sarah Rabinowitz, teaching in Israel, teaching, Rahat, BINA, MITF Tel Aviv+

City Spotlight | Exploring Rahat / Be'er Sheva

We sat down with Sarah Rabinowitz – over zoom – to talk about her experience so far teaching in Rahat, living in Beer Sheva, and what she's looking forward to in the next five months […]

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