Whether you’ve been on-the-fence about making Aliyah, have already moved to Israel or are completely ignorant of what Israel is all about, I highly recommend this informative and inspiring film – Israel Inside – that makes me proud to call myself an Israeli.
The film is hosted by Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, who gave up the unique distinction of being Harvard University’s most popular lecturer to return to his native country, Israel. In the film, Ben Shahar explores the core character strengths – called “actualizers” – that enable Israelis to succeed against incredible odds. Through Tal’s eyes we explore the deep-seated values such as education, family, and responsibility for the world (a Jewish concept known as “tikkun olam”), which directly contribute to Israel’s accomplishments in the economic, technological and humanitarian spheres. And while none of these actualizers are in and of themselves unique to Israel, in combination they are bringing about unparalleled progress and achievement.
Israel Inside features interviews with leading entrepreneurs, academics, and politicians including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Sir Martin Gilbert, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Prof. Jacob Frankel, Tamar Jehuda-Cohen, and Shai Agassi.
At the end of the film, you can play a flight simulation game where you’ll be challenged to land an El Al plane.
Here are a few short teasers – but don’t miss out on viewing the whole film – Israel Inside – it’s worth the 38 minutes!