Author: Maya

כ״א באדר א׳ ה׳תשע״ו (March 1, 2016) The Kotel

The Kotel might be the most well-known Jewish site in the world. A place all Jews know and desire to one day visit, I am lucky to have now gone twice. However, for all its glory and fame, it is just a wall--as a friend...

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י״ד באדר א׳ ה׳תשע״ו (February 23, 2016) Masada

It's hard to believe that we have been here for almost a month. The time is passing so quickly and I keep wanting it to slow down so I can savor every minute. This week, as part of our ICC class, we had the amazing...

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ז׳ באדר א׳ ה׳תשע״ו (February 16, 2016) 3 weeks into TRY

Wow, I cannot believe that its already been three weeks. Three weeks ago I didn't know the people that are now some of my best friends in the world. Three weeks ago I was freaking out, doing last minute packing, trying not to forget anything (which was...

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ל׳ בשבט ה׳תשע״ו (February 9, 2016) Charging into the Unknown

Two weeks into TRY, and I've never been in such a novel and exciting place before in my life. As a group, we have been learning to balance our new academic curriculum with fantastic trips across the country, and it is empowering to think just how...

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כ״ח בתשרי ה׳תשע״ו (October 11, 2015) Missing TRY

Around 260 days ago, I left my house in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for JFK airport in New York. I met up with teenagers that I had never met before, bid my family and friends farewell, and took off for Israel for my 10th grade...

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