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Review of July 20th's Program Pt. 2

Posted on 07/29/2013 @ 07:00 AM

Tags: kallah

The roots of our K'far continued to blossom as we delved into our second program of the evening.

"Welcome to IDF high command," shouted the program leaders. We then presented with the case of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier captured by militants and held hostage for years. Our commanders relayed to us an offer from his captors for his return. The request called for the release of 2000 Palestinian terrorists and a lift of the naval blockade on Gaza. Then, in small groups, we discussed either an acceptance or a counter offer. Final responses varied but the discussion that fostered them was an unparalleled insight into our brothers' opinions and the complex intricacies of this real-life dilemma .

For our final program of the evening, the shocking reality that the State of Israel has no constitution. Each group was presented with a question that deeply proves at Israel's role in the world and her relation to he Jewish people worldwide. For example, "Does Israel need to be the epicenter of the Jewish people?" Groups discussed and answered the questions after serious debate, the answers forming the constitution we crafted as a group.

This first evening of K'far programming was stupendously formative for our group unity, planting the seeds of fraternity in the Kallah 2013 garden.

Thanks for reading. B'Shalom,

Eli Shankman and Josh Kaplan

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