SHANA TOVA HAPPY NEW YEAR
Traditionally, at the beginning of a new Jewish year, we send one another postcards at with “Happy New Near / Shana Tova”. This year, we would like to expand the tradition out of the borders of Israel and make it a regional event. To do that, we worked with a few Facebook pages from the “we love you” community
We wished everyone in Israel, in the Middle East and all over the world…
a happy new year : Shana Tova!
- Palestine loves-Israel
- Turning a new page for Peace
- Romancing the border
Ronny, Majid, Joujou, Villi, Elizabeth, Noa, Rehman
I was born and raised in a religious Israeli settlement in the west bank called Immanuel…. If you look on the map, it’s near Nablus
At some point, like many of my friends did, I moved to an ultra orthodox Yeshiva in the city of Bnei Brak. It is concidered a standart phase for those who want to deepen their religious belief – we call it ‘getting stronger’.
When I arrived to the marriage age i knew i have to look outside the Ultra orthodox’s community to find me a life partner. In the ultra orthodox world it’s all about classes and blood line. I wasn’t born to an ultra orthodox family and in their eyes, I wasn’t religious enough for their daughters.
I like the religious world, there is always someone to tell you what to do. sometimes at the Yeshiva it was a bit to much. People can easily turn you into a robot.
I left. I tried to be a Braslev for a while (Jewish Hasidik)…. but it wasn’t for me.
I live in Rishon. Married. A 2 and half little girls.
I’m a taxi driver part of the day, bus driver the other part.
I’m at least 15 hours behind the wheel every day.
Still religious.. Kipa Srouga (embroidered yamaka.. call me a freelance.
–Arie, 36, RISHON LeZion
PEACE it’s VIRAL
PEACE starts with the people, one person at a time. Today it’s easier than ever to connect and reach out to one another. We can talk, we can meet, and we can start a new friendship without even leaving our homes just by the click of a button. One new person, One new connection. Peace is when we see and treat each other as people. All we have to do is talk.