This Week's Thought - Being Alive

This Week's Thought - Being Alive

 

 

 This Week's Thought From The Koby Mandell Foundation  

 

- Sherri Mandell  

 

Being Alive

Sherwood Anderson wrote about moments of being alive to each other or as James Joyce would call it—moments of epiphany.

Last weeks'  Kilometers for Koby 5 day  Israel trail hike could be described as a series of epiphanies, as  being alive; to our fellow hikers, to ourselves, to the wilderness around us, and to the Divine Presence of order and harmony.

All of us felt blessed to be able to walk through the land of Israel. One of the participants who last year walked the whole Israel Trail in two and half months told us that we should be alert to the feeling of a magical sense of the divine.

We felt that magic walking together and talking, walking together in silence, witnessing together the beauty of the countryside or listening together to the plaintive cries of a coyote or fox.  And we felt that magic one evening when a newlywed couple asked if we would honor them by reciting  sheva bruchot for them at a restaurant where we dined.

We joined together with the land, with each other, and with the kids of Camp Koby who feel the magic of feeling truly alive to each other when they are together at Camp Koby.

Back to Main Blog Page

Powered by Frankly
In the United States:
The Koby Mandell Foundation
366 Pearsall Avenue
SUITE 1
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Tel: (301) 576-6235
Fax: (206) 350-7467
In Canada:
The Canadian Friends of the Koby Mandell Foundation
1 St. Clair Ave. West,
Suite 1201
Toronto, ON M4V 1K6

Telephone: (416) 800-0387
Fax: (905) 882-2318
In Israel:
Keren Koby Mandell Israel
Netzach Yerushalim 21
P.O.B. 12112
Efrat, Israel 90435

Tel: +972-2-648-3758
Fax: 02-648-1370
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 The Koby Mandell Foundation. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.