Israel


A Shabbat of Peace For All

I am taking a moment out of my day to stop reading about the impeding war in Israel… to stop looking at pictures of dead and injured children on both sides… to stop drafting messages from my CEO to our community on what is going on in Israel… Why? (Other than the obvious answer of, that is all insanely depressing) To say to all of you…   SHABBAT SHALOM   Let this be a sabbath of peace. For the Israelis. For the Gazans and Palestinians. For my friends and family who are......

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Creating A Return On An Investment…

ROI – in business ROI stands for return on investment… And that is exactly what Lynn Schusterman got from the recent ROI Community Summit in Jerusalem, a return on her investment of the future of the Jewish people. From June 10-14, I attended this summit in Jerusalem with 150 other young Jewish innovators. Out of 600 applications, we were selected as connectors and creators, entrepreneurs and catalysts. From the United States, Israel, England, South Africa, Latvia, Brussels, Turkey, and even Uganda, we represented 30 countries. As a community, we descended on Jerusalem......

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No Pants Dance Update – Month One

Okay, I know. I totally suck. I haven’t updated you except for the fast, tiny update at the start of the month. I am SO sorry! June was been quite a whirlwind month and I don’t think I even had three seconds to do anything! (Including, by the way, shopping!) Part of this craziness was induced by a short notice 10 day trip to Israel. Yes. It was incredible but I was also concerned about breaking my no pants skirt dance. For those of you just joining us, after reading a very......

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A Whirlwind Tishrei
Israel, Judaism |
October 23, 2011

A Whirlwind Tishrei

Last Tishrei I wrote about my adventures, traveling and getting settled in Israel. It was an incredible time for me. I was embarking on an extraordinary journey into myself and my Judaism. This Tishrei has been markedly different. I am back in the states, working hard for the Jewish community and have a lot going on. But I forced myself to stop and reflect this year as Rosh Hashanah approached and then Yom Kippur. We moved into Sukkot feeling fresh and ready to handle the new year… and then I was truly......

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Support the Magdala Center Dig

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I spent the most amazing 5 days digging in a 1st Century Jewish neighborhood just north of Tiberias in Israel this fall. (If you are new, that’s okay! Just check out my Indiana Jones Adventure.) I learned about this dig through Fr. Kelly at Notre Dame of Jerusalem… who I met through Doug Seserman of the Allied Jewish Federation (where I now work). Denver is very fortunate to have such a great connection to this project and group.  Subsequently,......

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A Mother’s Plea
Israel, Judaism |
May 22, 2011

A Mother’s Plea

I have been thinking about a new blog for a while. Looking for inspiration around me… I have been working long hours, been exhausted, and have been sick. Then I came across this blog, this plea. This woman’s daughter moved to Israel at 15 because she felt so passionate about living in her spiritual homeland. She left her family at a young age with little Hebrew knowledge to live in a foreign country. She then served in the Israeli army as a Lone Soldier (meaning she had no family in the country......

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Passover and the Media

Okay, I have to give a big kol hakavod, big ups, to the artistic Jewish community as of late. Seriously. With the Maccabeats getting millions of hits on YouTube, a revolution has been spawned and I am super excited about it! Well, the Maccabeats have taken a vacation for Pesach and to let some other groups shine. Now, don’t get me wrong, I miss my ‘Beats but these videos for Passover are phenomenal! Here are my favorites:...

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Photos From My Archeology Adventure

Hi fans! So I was chatting with some friends from my very exciting archeological dig experience way back when (aka about 6 months ago… it’s been 6 months!!!) and they have been sharing my blog with people interested in the dig and potential donors (please support this incredible and important work!).  So I thought I would make my dig pictures accessible. Here is a link to the images on Flickr. Please do not use any images without my express permission. If you would like permission, you can email me at TaliaSheWrote  @ ......

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Tired of Tiffs Over Tefillin…

What can I say, I can’t avoid the alliteration. I am sick and tired of the craziness over tefillin on airplanes. It seems like more and more planes are being brought down or moved to high alert if a Jewish man breaks out his tefillin on-board. But what is equally, if not more so, disturbing is the comments you find on these articles. An airplane is not a synagogue, mosque, church, temple, or cathedral. Pray discreetly and silently or perform your public display of piety for when you get on the ground.......

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Dear Egypt
Israel, Judaism |
February 03, 2011

Dear Egypt

Dear Egypt: Please stop looting your museums and for goodness sake, DON’T destroy your pyramids or the store-cities of Pithom and Ra’amses. We refuse to rebuild. Love, The Jews P.S. Great-Grandpa Moshe wants us to remind you that it was only through the good grace of God that we stopped at the number ’10.’ Don’t get any funny ideas about real estate to the east… It’s been all over Facebook and Twitter but I had to include it here. Look, it’s a funny joke but Israel is really in an awkward spot......

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