- 21/10/2016So this project is simply amazing, and today, we made news at the Daily Mail:
"The men and women told their stories, which ranged from being ambushed during Israel's occupation of southern Lebanon to losing a partner in war."
There is a tremendous work behind this trip on each and every level - and I'm honored to receive the trust to lead the online & digital campaign for #HealingInk of Artists 4 IsraelIsraelis tend scars of conflict with ink | Daily Mail Onlinewww.dailymail.co.uk Israeli war veterans, relatives and victims of attacks on civilians received free tattoos in Jerusalem on Thursday, in an initiative to use art to heal both...
Comments22/10/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici#1 The word I would use @Virag Gulyas is, intense. The end of the article proves what I mean:
Craig Dershowitz, executive director at the Artists 4 Israel charity which organised the event along with the museum, said its purpose was to help the men and women learn to cope.
"The most important part is they are taking control of their bodies again," he told AFP.
He said many people who are scarred "look in the mirror and feel uncomfortable because of a disfiguration, not feeling at peace in your own skin."
But after getting a tattoo, he said, "now when you see (the scar) you don’t see it any more, you see art."
Thanks for the tag Virag.
- 15/10/2016I am so proud to be part of this amazing campaign.
Let me tell you what it is: Variety Magazine is bringing forward a special feature on Israel this month. The publication comes out this Monday and the CEO of LiberateArt, the NGO I am working at as a New Media Consultant, made these features happen.
Therefore, we are launching an online event in support of Israeli artists and to share all the features by Variety and some behind-the-scenes from Hollywood.
You too can support this cause by clicking attending and help us to help artists fight the cultural boycott against Israel.
Click on the link if you wish to know more and support the event!
- Producer14/10/2016Www. My Date Trees .comMy Date Tree is an agriculture crowdfunding project In which you can fund your own date tree in Israel. We invite you to become a part of our date farm, watch as your tree grows over the years, visit your tree at your convenience, eat of its fruit...
- Producer13/10/2016I Most Probably Did It Wrong But I Did Yom KippurThis article was originally published on Times of Israel--------------------I'm not here to offend anyone. If you read my past writings, you’ll know I’m not here for that. And if you’ve ever read anything from me, you’ll also know that I am a...
Comments15/10/2016 #9 Anonymous@Virag Gulyas - such an interesting, lovely buzz! I have participated in Christian denominations that deeply respect their Judaic roots and yet to experience Yom Kippur personally, cannot compare. This is a beautiful account, deeply personal, and I appreciate that you shared your experience with us.15/10/2016 #8 Aurorasa SimaI think you are a talented writer. Thank you for sharing your internal thoughts. I do not know much about Judaism, but I am sure that - should there be a final judgment - it will be based on if you were a "good person" in relation to your potential. Some people make your time on earth harder though, if you do not follow their rules.
I applaud your braveness and I could feel how torn you were.14/10/2016 #4 Josh LeBlanc-ShulmanThanks for this thoughtful post @Virag Gulyas. You offend nobody by being curious.
By the way, you seem to have an interchangeable attitude toward Israel and Judaism which is great :) Many people feel like these are antagonistic to each other, and I personally agree. Would love to hear your thoughts!13/10/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Virag Gulyas for sharing your journey. One journey started with Abraham and led to a statement of free will. God tells Avraham to "go to the land with" ְversus at the beginning telling him, "alone, to go from the land of his father" Both are father and son relationships; at first Avram is to go (to himself) away from his father's land, and now Avraham is to go with his son to the land of Moriah .
If ever there was a great response to the affirmation that we have free will it is Yom Kippur and choice. Throughout Torah God tells us to choose. But during Yom Kippur services we read Isaiah 44:22
"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins; return unto Me, for I have redeemed thee."
How humbling can it be?! Here God is letting us know what He has done for us and then He says, so now you can return to Me. He is giving us a choice. Not only that, but He has literally cleared the path. But it is still our choice to take that step. Reminds me of even when we were facing life and death at the sea, as a people we didn't choose to go right in and choose faith and life, we needed a leader who took that first step in to model for us. God was generous then because He took into account our predicament and state of shock. On Yom Kippur we are not only choosing as a people but as individuals. So it is literally up to our individual free will.
We, as individuals, are a work in progress. We make choices every step along our journey. Thanks again Virag for sharing yours.
- 05/10/2016This is my first "integrated" piece on social media. beBee is the first place where I am sharing a "personal" post on a "professional" site. This is a reflection of how beBee is successfully bringing the parts of me to a whole. @Ali Anani, your influence crosses many boundaries. I was happy to include a Dr. Ali quote in this article.Sara Jacobovici – Beginning a New Year, when “I” becomes “We”israelseen.com Sara Jacobovici – Beginning a New Year, when “I” becomes “We” I hate starting any work with the word “I”, yet this story is about the process that “I” have been going through in my “I”dentity journey. Although my journey has been ongoing, it isn’t...
Comments10/10/2016 #10 AnonymousI have just now read this wonderful article and I must say dear @Sara Jacobovici - it is a beautiful expression of your journey - which I respect and appreciate your sharing with us. The following statement is certainly something quite profound: "to cease to interfere and allow what is to be and what is not, not to be. It is humbling in the sense that “the world can go on without me” and frightening because I stop to look at what I did over the last six days and take account, take responsibility." This is the awareness of a Sage.05/10/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher@Sara Jacobovici, what a beautifully written article about "I" and how "I becomes We." You wrote: "My “I” is anciently rooted but growing and thriving in my present ground. I don’t need to “let go” of my past in order to be in the present and look forward to the future. “I” exist in a relationship with myself, others and my world. Everything I do comes from and goes into this relationship." This makes so much sense on many levels and I think our past plays a pivotal role in shaping our futures. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful article! PS: I loved Ali @Ali Anani metaphor about Trees.05/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichI really enjoyed reading this, @Sara Jacobovici. This time of year really feels new to me and this quote speaks to me as a necessary ritual in any well-lived life:
"I am conscious of Shabbat as a day when I need to cease to interfere and allow what is to be and what is not, not to be."
- 02/10/2016To all of our Jewish bees (and EVERYONE!) out there;
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Sweet and Prosperous New Year. May your pots be full of honey.
- 16/09/2016Yo quiero jugar!!!A Giant Tetris Tournament On The City Hall Two huge joysticks (1.5m*1.5m) were placed at Rabin Square inviting residents and visitors to play against each other on the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality...
- 14/09/2016So today we're reporting on Ricky Martin's concert in Israel. I'm really not sure how I ended up getting first-hand behind-the-scenes from Ricky's concert promoter, but this is happening.
There will be 3 personal insights during the day on Liberate Art Inc. - http://bit.ly/2cvRJ1i , join if you're curious ;)
I'd be...but, well, I'm a helplessly curious soul. ;)
- 11/08/2016Artists are here to build bridges between cultures and societies. What happens when we boycott them? We go against the artistic freedom of expression.Israeli artists seek peace at the Shalom Festival in Edinburghblogs.timesofisrael.com How do you steal a beach? For the boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS) campaign against Israel,...
- 10/08/2016My Date Tree: Become a part of our date farmwww.mydatetree.com My Date Tree is an agriculture crowdfunding project in which you can fund your own date tree in Israel. We invite you to become a part of our date farm, watch as your tree grows over the years, visit your tree at your convenience, eat of its fruit...