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י״א באדר ה׳תשע״ז (March 9, 2017) The Echoes of Masada

Climbing Masada and seeing the sunrise over the mountains during our hike was pretty special, but it paled in comparison to the echoes we heard in response to our shouting later in the day. Nearing the end of the trip, we approached a walkway overlooking a...

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ד׳ באדר ה׳תשע״ז (March 2, 2017) The Flame Within Us

I want to begin by saying that this class is unlike any class I've ever taken in my fourteen years at Jewish Private School. Its called the Israel Core Course, a class where we are taught about the Jewish Prophets, our lineage and history, but...

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כ״ד בשבט ה׳תשע״ז (February 20, 2017) At The Kotel

Our arms linked together, our hands squeezing each other's tight, and with tears welling up in our eyes, we gazed at the Kotel for the first time since our arrival in Israel two weeks earlier. My friend, whom I had only known for two weeks, had...

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י״ז בשבט ה׳תשע״ז (February 13, 2017) Super Bowl Hashkama Minyan

The difficult part about watching the Super Bowl in Israel is that it's played at 1:30 in the morning here, but I wasn't going to let that stop my annual tradition of watching the Big Game. Around 15 of us, including one madrich (counselor), woke...

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י״ז בשבט ה׳תשע״ז (February 13, 2017) A Prayer in the Desert

Only two days after arriving in Israel from halfway across the world, we departed from our new home at the Goldstein Youth Village in Jerusalem on the first tiyul of the semester, to an insignificant dot in the Negev desert-a town called Be'erotayim, with a...

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