- 19/07/2017I talk to so many Jewish people who hide their Jewishness because of what they hear in the news. This one is for you!Instagram post by Virag Gulyas • Jul 19, 2017 at 4:53pm UTCwww.instagram.com 1 Likes, 2 Comments - Virag Gulyas (@vyrag) on Instagram: “Be proud of your #Jewish heritage. @israeliamerican @usembassytelaviv Full video:...
- 30/05/2017Give me a thumbs up if you have ever done the working & studying combo full time to get where you wanna be? And show me your profile so that I can give you a thumbs up if you have ever worked, studied and raised a kid all in one.
ps. I just wrote 11 essays in a week time about topics I barely knew of, so it's celebration day.Virág Gulyás on Twittertwitter.com “When a #Christian signs up for a #Judaism Master degree.11 essays in 7 days about #Zionsim, #RavKook & all the other sweet spots of history...
- 25/05/2017The Jerusalem dance spectacular you won't want to stop watchingwww.israelvideonetwork.com Elliot Dvorin's Jerusalem dance...
- Producer03/05/201769 reasons why I love & support Israel ___Happy Belated Birthday, Israel 🇮🇱 69 reasons why I love you & support you___ 1. Because visiting Israel for the first time changed my life2. Because no matter where you live you can be at the beach in an hour3. Because if you need a 2nd...
Comments07/06/2017 #11 Peter AltschulerI am a very bad Jew. I admit that. As I tell my observant friends, I'm only Jew-ish.
When it comes to Israel, I'm like Arlene. When her family moved to a new town, they were invited to a party so they could get to know the neighbors.
The rabbi of the town’s reform temple was there, and he invited her to join the congregation. No, she said, we're not religious. Doesn't matter, he said, it's a reform temple, and everyone's more interested in the sense of community than any closeness to Hashem.
When they bumped into one another again, the rabbi asked Arlene if she’d done any traveling. Not much, Arlene admitted, but she wanted to visit Italy, England, and France. What about Israel, the rabbi asked. No, Arlene admitted, she had no desire to go.
The rabbi then said, solemnly, but Israel's your homeland. Arlene raised an eyebrow. Oh, really, she said. The South Bronx is my homeland.
Mine's Manhattan. And when I had to travel to Israel to produce a special for The Food Network, the country reminded me of Oakland, about which Gertrude Stein declared, "There is no 'there' there." Unless you count the soldiers on each corner holding Uzis. I was never that uncomfortable in Harlem in the mid-1960s.
“Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses,” Golda Meir once admonished. “He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!”
Save for several Roman ruins, the architecture is ferkahkt, the Old City's butchers with their fly-covered chickens in the windows made me reconsider veganism, and it was nearly impossible to find any bacon. As I said, Jew-ish.
As I've traveled the world, I've seen churches and temples and mosques in innumerable cities. I'll take the churches, the art of Caravaggio, and the Gregorian chanting and Bach and Vivaldi and Handel, instead of the sh'mah and Chagall. And I doubt I'll be returning to Israel until Benny Netanyahu proclaims, "Call me Ishmael."05/05/2017 #4 Anonymous#2 For @Virag🐝 G. and @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood :)
- Producer23/04/2017What happens when a Christian enters a Shabbat service? Tears!I was thinking which pants to put on: the dark leather one or that black one that isn’t so tight on my body. I went with the second one.It was a chilly Spring evening as I walked through Central Park, up until 68th Street. Turned left, walked a few...
Comments26/04/2017 #2 Aaron 🐝 Skogen@Virag🐝 G., I simply loved this! I wrote a while back about an experience I had while attending my first service at a mosque. I just published it here on beBee today and then I find this Buzz from you! And I don't believe in coincidences!
In that post I shared my experience. Unfortunately it was for the funeral of a friends wife. Yet, to that point I had never set foot in a mosque, and did not really know anything at all about the Muslim faith. My experience, simply put, was a gift. A gift that shattered perceptions and brought me to a greater level of understanding. It was called "A Sobering Experience, or Was It. . .?
We may not know the "Why" in the moment. Be at peace with that and know that God was working in your heart and that is enough. I think you too, were given a gift by way of your experience at this Shabbat Shalom service.
- Producer14/04/2017What did being a Zionist mean in the DP camps?I am a Christian who just moved to NYC to take on a graduate program in Judaism. I can’t read half of my sourcebook as it is either in Hebrew or what’s even better, in Aramaic. But what I do understand is that if I want to elevate my pro-Israel...
- Producer12/04/2017The Homeless Who Offered Me His FoodI ordered my coffee in Hebrew. I speak a confident kitchen Hebrew. And I know many questions in Hebrew for which I don't understand the answers yet.But comes this homeless showing me a coin and instead of begging for money, he sits down on the chair...
Comments14/04/2017 #11 Gerald Hecht#8 @Virag🐝 G. I will...I just saw it a few weeks ago...it's like unbelievable (and mysteriously timely...with the convergence of the feast of Passover and the resurrection)...these characters...all this intrigue there was like these Roman Kings...Augustus, Tiberius...then this guy Sejanus (but he doesn't get mentioned in the chapters called the Gospels...because of a decree by Tiberius who found out that This Sejanus was trying to pull a "Richard III stunt") he was bad...and of course this was all before the actual Richard III...oh and so Tiberius has implements death penalties for anyone who even mentions Sejanus; and then in the Judea part of the empire there is all this intrigue...there's these fighting sects and this Jewish mystic who joins the cult of this other Jewish Mystic, "John the Baptist " he was known as ...and that one follower of his called "Jesus of Nazareth" goes crazy cause there's ATM machines in King Solomon's temple...and this other guy Herod, he was counting on Sejanus and built a place called Tiberius right near Nazareth...but then Tiberius gets a "second wind"...it's hard to explain --its total craziness; it sort of ends with this Herod guy ; trying to get in the good graces with this new Roman king Caligula who doesn't want to hear about it...Im telling you --it's like Game of Thrones or something; I'll find it 'round here13/04/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht#2 @Virag🐝 G. oh...nevermind --I found it! This is a very cool piece BTW. There was this book about a Jewish guy who had a struggle. He ended up still Jewish (I think...I haven't read it in a while), but then, later, he seems to have greatly influenced the very first Christians or something like that...I'll see if I can find it.
- 26/02/2017"Over 40% of Israeli children are believed to suffer from some form of PTSD. This number reaches 80% in children living in Israel’s south areas."Can Artists Heal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? — Almost Jewishalmostjewish.net Originally published on the Times of Israel on 12/12/2015 To cut it short: I work for Artists 4 Israel, or rather work with them. But it’s not why I write about them. I write because they are on a mission, and I can’t be there. I write because what...
Comments26/02/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.meaningful in every way @Virag🐝 G., children are the future, supporting them is investing in a better future.
- 25/02/2017Spending time in the desert in Israel is the scariest thing. Not because of the scorpions, but because it's so quiet that you can't avoid meeting yourself.
- 23/02/2017"It was only on the R line on my way home when I realized: ‘Oh, shoot, I think I just caught her praying after the bathroom.’"Did I just catch her praying after the bathroom? — Almost Jewishalmostjewish.net She whispered something as she was walking towards the classroom. And I stopped her because I wanted to know if she got the job she applied...
- 22/02/2017Are you a 'freier?
Am I a what?Freier - aka How To Be An Israelialmostjewish.net Freier, that best translates as mug or sucker is the core essence of Israeli culture. And you never want to be a...
- 18/11/2016There is a woman out there who devotes her time to help Israel from afar. And I had the pleasure to talk on her Radio Show about my work with pro-Israel organizations, about the healing power of storytelling, and what a new media guru does.
Because there is a lot you can do online to help & support Israel!
If any of these resonates with you, tune on this Sunday, Nov. 20th at 6pm Central Time on MessianicLambradio.com
- 11/11/2016“You cannot be morally neutral. If you are moral, you are not neutral. If you are neutral, you are not moral.”Hundreds Gather in Manhattan to Shame UNESCOblogs.timesofisrael.com Following the third ad absurdum resolution by the UNESCO denying that Judaism and Christianity...
- 10/11/2016f you are in NYC tomorrow, come and join us as we march towards the UNESCO building. While it is predicted to be a nice weather, we are not going for a sightseeing walk but rather walking to convey a strong message: #ShameonUNESCO!
Well, it is no secret that I stand with Israel, and I turned into an active pro-Israel advocate. But this is not only about Israel and the Jewish people. It is about Christianity and my very own roots as well.
The UNESCO has a long history of apparent anti-Israel agenda, which is outrageous by its own stand, but its last resolution is going against that Judeo-Christian origins that the USA, Europe, and Israel was built on.
While tomorrow I'll march under the Israeli flag, Christians all over the globe are asking their people to send a Bible to the UNESCO headquarters and protest this way.
And it's possible that half of the US is still upset about the election results, there is a vital point here: you go and vote for your President - but we have never voted for those UNESCO representatives who make and impose supranational decisions on us.
- 07/11/2016Join us at the Aish Center's 9th Annual Gala to celebrate individuals passionate about Jewish education & values: http://bit.ly/2ePa0Z4
To get your discounted tkt today, email to @Adam Jacobs: email@example.com
- 31/10/2016Some amazing news out there. HealingInk, a project for which I led its online media campaign, made it to such major media as the Washington Post, CBS, Salon, Algeminer or the The New York Times.
Always stop for a second and acknowledge why your project did so well, or check in what to improve. But also stop to cheer for your little triumphs before you start the next bit thing ;-)
Comments31/10/2016 #1 Virag🐝 G.Some amazing news out there. HealingInk, a project for which I led its online media campaign, made it to such major media as the Washington Post, CBS, Salon, Algeminer or the The New York Times.
Always stop for a second and acknowledge why your project did so well, or check in what to improve. But also stop to cheer for your little triumphs before you start the next big thing ;-)
- 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🐝 G. 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...
Comments14/10/2016 #4 Josh LeBlanc-ShulmanThanks for this thoughtful post @Virag🐝 G.. 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🐝 G. 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee, 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...
Comments05/10/2016 #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, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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."