- 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...
- 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 Gulyas 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 Gulyas 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. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.meaningful in every way @Virag Gulyas, 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
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- 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 GulyasSome 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 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...
Comments14/10/2016 #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, 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."
- 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,...