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Losing My Religion

Disclaimer: This post addresses a topic that is sensitive for many people- religion. I want to make sure that people know I am in no way trying to advocate for or against any specific religion or trying to preach to you that your beliefs are wrong. Instead, I am just expressing my frustrations with my current relationship to Judaism.

When I was younger, I used to have nightmares during Yom Kippur.

I was taught in Hebrew School that on this day, G-d decides if you live or die in the next year. I took this so literally when I was young, praying to be inscribed into the book of life, actually afraid that I might die in the coming year.

I grew out of that phase quickly but from it I took a genuine interest and appreciation for religion.

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September 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm 2 comments

Birthright Israel Trip for People with IBD!

Are you Jewish? Have you ever been to Israel on an organized trip?

Well I’ve got some awesome news for you!

Amazing Israel, a division of Jerusalem-based Routes Travel, is organizing a FREE Birthright Israel trip for people ages 18-26 who have inflammatory bowel disease.

If you have IBD, you know how stressful traveling can be. This trip is made to accommodate the needs of those with IBD while not missing out on any of the sights- the Old City and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Independence Hall in Tel Aviv, the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, Masada, the Dead Sea, the Negev Desert, and Mediterranean beaches.

To qualify for the trip you need to be Jewish, going to Israel on an organized trip for the first time, between 18 and 26 and have a doctor’s note or other medical proof of your IBD.

For more information, visit Amazing Israel online or contact Rachel Nissim at rachel@routestravel.com.

April 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment


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