Shir Yaakov Feit, Spiritual leader, Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal in New Paltz, New Yor
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.
Kvutzah – group, collective
Garin – seed, nucleus, core group of people
Mishpacha Morkhevet – extended family
Sicha – conversation
Tahalik – process
Hagshamah – actualization, realization, manifestation or fulfillment; bringing the dream to life
Mesimah – mission, task, assignment (as opposed to jobs)
Hamamah – incubator, greenhouse
Kehillatanut – communitarianism, focusing on community and society, prioriting group goals over individual goals
T’nua – movement, often youth movement, often centralized
Amutah – non-profit organization, association
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