Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : November 24, 2011
By Chris Khoury, Michigan State University student, studying abroad at the Rothberg International School – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rosh Hashanah. The new year. This was the first time that I observed the holiday, and being in Jerusalem made it all the more incredible. The holiday was eerily appropriate, coinciding with the start of my year-long study abroad in Jerusalem—truly the start of very new year for me. But this wasn’t what I focused on during the holiday. Instead, I focused on the incredible sense of community, which I encountered everywhere during these two days—beginning with the services I attended on Wednesday night.
Along with a larger group of students, I was invited to welcome in the new year at the...

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