Book Review: Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

This is a book I suggest everyone read for the sake of humanity. Dr. Frankl, a doctor specialized in psychiatry, tells his story of what life was like in the concentration camps during World War II. One thing that surprised me was that Judaism is not an overarching theme (rarely even mentioned) in this book. … Continue reading Book Review: Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

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Hiking the Nahal Jilabun Canyon and Dinner in Tiberias

We were sweating in killer heat, being lead by a stranger, hiking, in an unknown country with a language we don’t speak. Sure, our tour guide definitely did not feel like a stranger, after all, we shared a beautiful opening ceremony in Caesarea and a pleasant Shabbat with her while learning about an amazing culture … Continue reading Hiking the Nahal Jilabun Canyon and Dinner in Tiberias

The Vegas of the Med – Caesarea Maritima

The next handful of posts will be about Israel. I visited Israel for the first time back in August of 2011 when I was 19. The first two weeks I was part of Taglit, Birthright. The next week and a half, I was backpacking around Israel, alone. I am so grateful I was introduced to … Continue reading The Vegas of the Med – Caesarea Maritima

On the Way to Israel

As mentioned in a previous post, I went on Birthright in the summer of 2011 and got a completely FREE trip to Israel. I sent in my application very late and was placed on a waitlist. Eventually a spot opened up for me! There are many different kinds of trips you can take; a bike … Continue reading On the Way to Israel

A Holocaust Survivor: The Story of my Grandfather

Judaism is something that I hold really close to my heart. I am going to say right now that I am not very observant. I do, however, often think about God, why certain things happen, and what I should do, based on the morals I grew up with. I don’t practice as much as I … Continue reading A Holocaust Survivor: The Story of my Grandfather

The Jewish Birthright

I thank God all the time for my religion. The birthright of Jews is an amazing thing. If you are Jewish, you probably have heard of Birthright or Taglit at least once in your life. It sounds like a complete hoax, a program with a secret agenda to turn you into an Orthodox Jew and/or … Continue reading The Jewish Birthright