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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Title: Im Tirtzu: “If you will it, it is no dream.”

This blog post was brought to you by Stephanie B… Guest Speakers We started the day by meeting two students from Hebrew University, a premier university in Israel. First we met Ala’a, an Israeli Palestinian student born in Haifa; when he moved to Jerusalem he saw firsthand the divide between the Arabs and Jewish people.…

National Remembrance in Israel: Emotion, Identity, or Politics?

This blog post was brought to you by Marie S… This is a photo I took overlooking the Western Wall during the start of Shabbat on Friday, March 11, 2016. The circle of people is composed mostly of IDF soldiers, Birthright kids, confused tourists, and bemused spectators who sang and danced the Hatikvah together. A…

Aziz Abu Sarah interviewed by Alan Johnson from Fathom

Aziz Abu Sarah was interviewed by Alan Johnson for Fathom about the role that vision, hope, and bridge building have in creating peace. “What we really need to do is build bridges between these two communities, especially among young people, and this has become my work.” Read the full interview here For more information… Interesting in…

Our First Day

This blog post was brought to you by Rayzel R… We had a great opening day- even jet lagged, everyone was in good spirits. We heard three powerful speakers. Alice Shalvi who shared her life story: -telling of her aliyah from England; her excitement as the state was created; her fight for equal rights for…

Your Guides!

This blog post is brought to you by Rabbi Sarah Leah G… Your guides: Alisa Rabbi Rayzel Rabbi Sarah Leah