ב׳ באייר ה׳תשע״ו (May 10, 2016) Tel Aviv’s Modern Mix

unnamedThis past Tuesday for our ICC tiyul (field trip) we went to Tel Aviv. We went first to Nachlat Binyamin, the artists market of Tel Aviv. Later, we had a scavenger hunt in the surrounding area, which included Shenkin Street Rothschild Boulevard. Nachlat Binyamin was incredible. It reflected both the modern culture of Tel Aviv and aspects of traditional Judaism. There were homemade, beautifully painted mezuzot, handcrafted dreidels, and even amusing art that fused Jewish culture and modern pop culture. I thought this displayed the integration of modern culture that has been brought from the Diaspora and the rich Jewish culture from Israel. Once we finished walking up and down Nachlat Binyamin, we started our Tel Aviv scavenger hunt. I thoroughly enjoyed walking down Rothschild Boulevard. The mix of modern buildings and greenery reminded me of Queen Street in downtown Toronto. The reminder of home was very comforting to me, and it helped me connect more to the city.

Dov Ellis, 15, grew up in Toronto, Ontario. He enjoys reading and running in his spare time.
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