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Jewish Intentional Communities Tour of Israel: Day Seven (March 20, 2016)

Shir Yaakov Feit, Spiritual leader, Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal in New Paltz, New Yor

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The Hakhel Tour opened my eyes, heart and mind to an Israel I’d never seen before. We heard an empowered and hopeful narrative about healing society by weaving community. The territory comes with it’s own language. Below are some new additions to my vocabulary.

קְבוּצָה
Kvutzah – group, collective

גַּרְעִין
Garin – seed, nucleus, core group of people

הַמִּשְׁפָּחָה הַמֻּרְחֶבֶת
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שִׂיחָה
Sicha – conversation

תַּהֲלִיךְ
Tahalik – process

הַגְשָׁמָה
Hagshamah – actualization, realization, manifestation or fulfillment; bringing the dream to life

מְשִׂימָה
Mesimah – mission, task, assignment (as opposed to jobs)

חֲמָמָה
Hamamah – incubator, greenhouse

קְהִלָּתָנוּת
Kehillatanut  – communitarianism, focusing on community and society, prioriting group goals over individual goals

תְּנוּעָה
T’nua – movement, often youth movement, often centralized

עֲמֻתָּה
Amutah – non-profit organization, association