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June 7 Blog Entry

This blog post was brought to you by Rebecca M… Today was a bittersweet day. It was the final day of touring and the last time we would get to be with any of our wonderful tour guides. While many of us by now were ready for this Dialogue of Civilizations to come to a…

Blurred Lines

The blog post was brought to you by Carolina K… June 2nd was a very interesting day because we were able to learn about the effects of the Green Line o a village and visit both the White Mosque and Church of the Annunciation. At 9 am we got on the bus from Tel Aviv…

June 5th, 2016 – Where the Mountain Meets the Sea

This blog post was brought to you by Dania… All packed and ready to go, we started our day bright and early with a single backpack on each of our backs and a lot of traveling on our horizon. We said a brief goodbye to the beach yesterday and parted with Tel Aviv today with…

Golan Heights- June 6th

This blog post was brought to you by Jessie M… Our first stop of the day was at the powerful Tel Hai memorial. This site is of vital importance to Zionists for multiple reasons. The story behind it is a tragedy defined by borders. In 1907 there was a small kibbutz in the area inhabited…

May 24, 2016 Blog Post – The Best Revenge is Forgiveness

This blog post is brought to you by Megan J… We started our day today with a talk from Lesley Sachs, the executive director of Women of the Wall. Women of the Wall is an organization which joins women’s’ rights and religious pluralism. The organization was started 27 years ago as a convention of Jewish…

Blog Entry: Sunday, May 29, 2015

This blog post was brought to you by Elizabeth H… Unfortunately, today was Nathan’s last day with us. And, let me say, it was most definitely an emotional one. We began the day bright and early. Today, we left Jerusalem and set out for Tel Aviv. Getting our bags packed and moving twenty-two students with…

Blog Post- May 29th

This blog post is brought to you by Yani N… It was a bittersweet feeling driving through Jerusalem one last time. After nearly three weeks of walking through the parks and neighborhoods of Jerusalem, celebrating a few holidays of what felt like every week, and becoming a regular at a shawarma place, I was ready…

Touring the Israeli Supreme Court

This blog post is brought to you by Laura B… We started the day with a bus ride up to the Supreme Court. Walking in, the first thing you see is a long staircase and a large window. Not only was the building beautifully created, it is also filled with symbolism. The building incorporates the…

One Day the Sun Will Rise on a Free Palestine

This blog entry is brought to you by Harry Q… It is a sobering sight to see children playing amongst the ruins of buildings, throwing bottles against walls and into vacated buildings. They come close to us as we walk around the camp, greeting us with cries of “Allahu Akbar!” As we walk in-between crumbling…

The Dead Sea Awaits

This blog entry was brought to you by Juanita B… Many of us had been awaiting today’s trip because we had the opportunity to go to the Dead Sea! However, before we had the pleasure of covering ourselves in mud, we had plenty of other activities ahead of us. The first thing that our Israeli…