Dvar Israel: Shabbat, September 28, 2019

The elections have been at the center of Israeli news for quite some time now. When friends or colleagues meet in Israel, among the first questions is naturally, “so… who did you vote for?” even though in Canada that may sound rude. But in Israel a long and deep conversation about everything that matters to those people politically is the natural progression. At the end of any heated conversation between Israelis, even if they are not on the same political side it usually ends with, “yala ahwhich means, “goodbye my brother” or “tova siha, naim le’hakir haya” which means, “it was a great conversation, nice to meet you”. From my point of view, this exchange is very Israeli.

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Dvar Israel: Shabbat, September 21, 2019

As ShinShinim much of our work deals with the development of leadership skills. Not only does our selection depend on whether or not we had sufficient hadraha experience, but our year of service really helps us to develop the skills that we bring to Toronto. As a young person growing up in Israel, I spent a lot of time learning the way to get things done, and what not to do. I learned that it is better not to step on others to get where you need to go. This advice helped me to make good choices which led me here to Toronto. By now we have all read the articles about the election results and what they might mean for the

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Dvar Israel: Shabbat, September 14, 2019

ORI: I am very excited to be here, about to deliver my first Dvar Israel at the beginning of an incredible experience, being a ShinShinit in your community. My name is Ori Rapoport, I live in Kfar Yona, which is a small town near Netanya, where I lived all my life with both my parents Eyal and Yifat who taught and educated me to be who I am today, which I am very grateful for on a daily basis. I am the oldest in our family and have two little brothers Aviv and Yahel and one little sister, Ella. From a young age, I loved being active, finishing my homework as quickly as possible (or even skipping it for an evening), going out with friends, traveling, discovering new things and NEVER just

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