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Last summer I went on a trip that changed how I view the world. I traveled with NFTY (an international Jewish youth organization) with a hundred other teens to Europe and Israel for five weeks. The trip was designed for Jewish teens to see the past of our ancestors in Europe and the future of our...

Most consider it a blessing to visit the place that is the basis of most religions.  Christians find the sea of Galiee unreal, Jews stare in awe at the ancient remains of the Western Wall, and Muslims wait their whole lives to visit the Mosque. I was one of the few with, essentially, no interest...

I stared at it. What stood before me was utterly unexpected and made me reconsider the sanity of the human race. I had always known some of the Israelis were a little out of touch with the rest of the world, but this undoubtedly verified my theory.           Four meters tall. The tallest on the...

This past summer I spent a month in Israel with a Jewish tour group, and over that period of time I set some personal records. To list a few, there was longest time spent without sending a text message, most sweating done over the course of a day, and let’s not forget my first (and hopefully last)...

    Beyond the Ink: Discovering the Truths of the World and Finding One's Self Within It   Word of mouth, newspapers, journals, blogs, news channels, politicians, and generations before us all tell us about the world in which we live. They tell us how it used to be, how it’s predicted to...

  We just landed. This is the saddest landing of my life. I was soaring from the moment we left 10 days ago until now. My spirits have come down 30,000 feet with the plane.   I feel that I learned more about human beings than about Judaism and Israel on this trip. One could argue I didn’t...

  I am an immigrant in my own country.  Although born in the United States, I did not speak a word of English until age five.  This greatly upset my American grandmother who could not even speak to her first grandson.  My parents, however, wanted me to be truly bilingual, so they enforced a...

  There are only a few places where one can wake up at 2 am to watch the Super Bowl. Israel is one of them. Unfortunately, an exciting semester abroad there became an uneventful "sick-mester" in bed. By halftime of Super Bowl XLIV, as tension rose between the Colts and the Saints, the mercury...

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We are planning on a vacation to Jerusalem. Has anyone stayed in a [url=http://www.abraham-hostel-jerusalem.com/]Jerusalem hostel[/url].  by name of Abraham. What is your opinion on the place.

It is July 13th, 2010, local Israeli time, 7:15am, I am on an ElAl flight from Newark, New Jersey to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. I am with a Reconstructionist youth group called No’ar Hadash, traveling with 23 other sixteen year olds to our homeland, Israel. The pilot comes on the...

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