Thursday, November 27, 2008
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Posted by Sef at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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My last morning in Israel.
I had that overwhelming feeling of - that overused word- bittersweet. There was this tug to the right, new things lay ahead. Then a pull to the left, I love it here...My mind went blank (which was more of a relief because its always abnormally busy with thoughts). And I just stood there, watching the rising sun, listening to the birds, cars, wind in trees. Maybe I even prayed a little that what comes next will be just as positive and fulfilling.
Posted by Sef at 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We had a 10 day vacation at Machon Alte between the winter and summer program.
So I got myself a travel buddy, packed my bag with three outfits, a toothbrush and some money and took the next bus out of Tsfat.
In our travels we went to Ein Gedi, Mitzpeh Ramon, Tel Aviv, Jaffo, Kfar Adumim, Beer Sheva, Jerusalem, Ramat Gan and Chevron.
I took about 16 egged buses, ate cottage cheese for breakfast every day, slept in random places (including an absorption center), got a tan, hardly showered and spent as much as i planned to spend - but still it was a lot for a student budget.
Any way, it was great and I think everyone should get the "backpacking" experience at least once in their life.
Posted by Sef at 12:40 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Didn't you realize?
If you're not growing, then you're falling.
And if descent is really what you want, then make sure to put your whole self into it.
Otherwise its a waste.
A waste of life and purpose.
An insult to the child that is struggling to take it's first steps.
Because, It's nice that you've overcome what I'm just beginning
But what of it now, if it's not going anywhere?
And please tell me, why is it always the children,
the innocent, the new - that are the keys to our emotion and self-pity toward one another.
This all spilled into my mind at the park.
As one man sits, strokes his long beard with one hand and reaches for his daughter with the other.
Then take notice of other children zooming past on their bikes.
To the left, a group of college girls are giggling while drinking ice coffee.
And found on the right in the corner is an old man on a bench slumped over, next to his backpack.
Or maybe growth is really sort of inevitable.
But when you're aware of its importance
All the more better life is.
Don't forget to not regret
Posted by Sef at 1:52 PM
Saturday, May 03, 2008
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Tuesday, April 08, 2008
In the span of 20 seconds you can:
Posted by Sef at 4:19 PM
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Where do you spend your time and money? What do we focus our energy on?
I believe that sometimes people get side tracked in their daily activities.
We forget that there should be more to life then that perfect cup of coffee in the morning to the newest style of shoes.
Some won't even consider that there could be possibly more to life.
These ideas popped into my mind from random experiences of the past week.
Because I discovered that even though Tsfat is a mostly religious town, there are those that will spend time, money and energy over events they consider holy and everlasting...
And there are those who those who spend their time, money and energy into something else.
These examples are a little extreme, but I feel that my point still remains clear.
Posted by Sef at 1:45 AM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
There's not much to write about the Olive Tree Forest. Pictures tell the whole story, don't they? - Well maybe thats not exactly true, but these pictures do.
"Rabbi Yehoshuah Ben Levi said: Why is Israel compared to an olive tree? Because just as the leaves of an olive tree do not fall off either in summer or winter. So, too, the Jewish people shall not be cast off, neither in this world nor in the World to Come."
Posted by Sef at 1:20 PM