Saturday, July 9, 2011

heading into an amazing shabbat

We just left Tzfat and are now entering into our second Shabbat in Israel. I never fully kept Shabbat at home, turning off technology, reflecting from within. Beeing in Israel, I have began to keepo more of Shabbat and use the time to just be. It is an amazing experience to have one day a week where I do not have to be connected. Being in Israel has changed what it means to be Jewish. It is so much more than just keeping Shabbat, Kosher, and going to temple for the holidays. Being Jewish means being a good person, helping others when I can, and spending time with the people I love, giving them my time for one whole day placing my focus on them instead of my e-mail, facebook, or other distractions.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

First Shabbat

Israel is amazing. We have been in Tzfat for two days now and we are here until Friday. Our first Shabbat was amazing, It was full of personal exploration and tears. Tzfat is such a beautiful city, when we got here one of the speakers spoke about the spiritual air here. I wondered how the air could be so different from other places and now I know. Maybe it is just being here in the holy land but, there is definitly an undiscribably essence in the air that is filled with G-D.

Till next time on this journey of mine-