Over the past year we have had many conversations as to why Noam as a movement needs or should have a relationship with Israel. The discussions have often been difficult forcing us to examine our own personal relationships with Israel. A common theme of all of these discussions has been the need for knowledge in order to build one’s own conversation with Israel. Therefore, we decided that it was vital that Noam had a centralised bank of resources to start that process.
Israel is a complex place, full of contradictions, surprises and opportunities and all eleven topics mentioned below fulfils one of those criteria. We urge you all to read a section, find a topic that is interesting or inspiring and research it further. We know some of the issues that Israel faces make it a challenge for you to connect with it, however, we need to overcome and seek out the best resolution possible.
Compiling this document has been an amazing experience for us, full of learning and new interests and we wish upon you the same experience. We hope that this Choveret is the beginning of a process that we will go on, with future editions updated regularly to allow us all to have a meaningful and knowledgeable relationship with Israel.
We wish you all an amazing summer and an enriching Israel education experience. With love, Noam Mazkirut 2014-15 Jeremy, Sam, Sarah-Beth, Hannah and Tomer