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BINA's Passover Seder Bookmarks

BINA's Passover Seder Bookmarks Additions and Suggestions for the Passover Haggadah Enrich your Passover Seder with meaningful content, thought-provoking questions … […]

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First U.S. 'Secular Yeshiva' opens in Palo Alto

“It is important for all Jews to engage meaningfully with their Jewish identity and heritage, whether in synagogues, at the JCC, in their homes or out in the community,” Bodner said. “This program creates a new opportunity for those who might call themselves secular, unaffiliated or ‘just Jewish’ to experience deep study of our sacred texts and traditions.” […]

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Changing the Conversation: A Response to Daniel Gordis

American and Israeli Jewry are very different from one another, with profound differences in their ideological foundations. American Judaism is universalist and views Judaism as a religion, versus Israeli Judaism, which is particularistic and views Judaism as a nationality. […]

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Amos Oz was the ultimate Secularist

It is not every day that such a daring, self-confident secular figure emerges in our midst, presenting a bold and positive secular-Jewish stance that serves as a beacon for Jews all over the world. Amos Oz was not only a literary giant, he was also an exemplary secular Jew. […]

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Destruction and Repair in Noach and the World Today

BINA's Education and Leadership Coordinator, Sasha Gold, reflects on Noach and the role of destruction and repair in the world today. […]

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Birthright Israel Plus – BINA's Social Justice Birthright Extension in Tel Aviv

A look into Birthright Plus – and the chance to extend your Birthright Trip by volunteering and working towards Social Justice in Tel Aviv. […]

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In Search of the Next Big Thing

When selecting the right gap year for me, I found myself focusing on the “next big things” – the hours I would spend in the classroom poring over Jewish texts with which I’d never quite been able to connect, the volunteering experience in schools that need an extra hand and the effort I’d put into learning Hebrew. […]

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Finding My Spark – From Roanoke to Israel

Seeing something is believing in it, but experiencing something is understanding it. I entered Al Huda School in Rahat with little to no understanding of the Bedouin culture or experience within Israeli society, but left with a love and appreciation for the culture and the people. […]

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From the USA to Nazareth

Four Americans arrive in Israel to take part in Masa Israel's Teaching Fellowship in Nazareth. Pictured here are the four Americans with BINA's Director of International Department, Dan Herman. […]

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Making a Positive Impact on MITF Rahat (Video)

Shaina is a BINA Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in the Bedouin village of Rahat. Hear how through teaching English she … […]

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A Tale of Two Languages

Two young Jewish women walk into the classroom at an elementary school in Rahat and start teaching English in strong American accents. On the whiteboard in one of the classrooms on a mid-week morning, we found Arabic texts – remnants of an earlier lesson. Alongside the Arabic we saw English writing, written by the young English teachers, Shaina Lidd and Rachelle Lansky. […]

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