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Posted April 30th, 2017
  By Andria Kaplan Aylyarov     When you move into your dorm or apartment in Israel, there’s a solid chance you won’t be cooking on a stove. You might even scramble and think “How? Where can I cook?”   Zeh Beseder Chaver, look in the cabinets and under the sink, and I promise you’ll find your sous chef, The Hot Plate. This small and at times extremely powerful electronic plate will cook your food...
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Posted April 5th, 2017
Alon Moss, 19 from Sydney, Australia, and Ilan Lewis 18, from Brighton, England, are participants on Aardvark Israel Programs. Aardvark Israel is Masa Israel gap year program for Jewish students from around the world. One of the ways participants customize their experience on the program is by selecting  from a wide variety of volunteering and internship opportunities set up by Aardvark.    Alon and Ilan intern for StarTAU,...
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Posted April 3rd, 2017
By Sydney Peters   Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of traveling throughout Europe, Asia and just the tiniest bit of Africa. I love wandering down side streets and finding out all a city has to offer, even if it’s staring at a masterpiece on a brick wall. Sometimes it's just one graffitied word and other times it’s a whole building that has been transformed into a piece of art.   For these reasons,...
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Posted March 16th, 2017
Living abroad for any period of time can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know the local language fluently. Here at Masa Israel we understand the struggle and therefore we came up with 8 words/phrases that will make your Masa Israel journey a smooth ride. Oh and not only will you know the local slang, but Israelis will think you are literally a local.   Let’s get started with our first local Hebrew lesson:   1....
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