Mar 24, 2020
JNF On Demand: Live challah bake with JNF first lady Lauren Lizerbram
We were welcomed into the Lizerbram kitchen for a challah bake.
By Jewish National Fund
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus, from a Jewish perspective: When it comes to good deeds, just do it
At JNF, our inspirational leaders and donors have once again proven their "willingness to act."
By Yossi Kahana
Feb 21, 2020
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman: Jewish unity should come from love, not fear
Successfully passing Jewish values on to the next generation requires our children receive a message that soars well beyond mere victimhood.
By Peter Himmelman
Jun 10, 2015 By Jewish National Fund Category: Education,
Judaism lost and found: One 'loud and proud' student's story
As I was Skyping with my friends back home, someone asked if I felt "more Jewish now that I'm in Israel." I laughed. That's it. I just laughed and continued on to a new topic. That was the wrong response.
From the days when my friends and I picked our noses and took afternoon naps up to fifth grade we would spend weeks looking forward to the day my mom would come in to teach the class what Hanukkah is, arms full of dreidels to give out. This was a point when nobody understood religion, but we were also too young and naive to care. Free toys were free toys, and regardless of whether it was a dreidel or McDonald's Happy Meal toy, they were still things to play with and show off.
For the first time in a long time I’ve never been more loud and proud to be Jewish. It’s amazing to not have to lie to every hairdresser about how "good my Christmas was" for fear of embarrassing him. It’s amazing to not have dances and games and rehearsals always scheduled on Jewish holidays. Israel is just amazing.