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Posted February 22, 2012
By Rachel Sales, Masa Israel Journey Director of Alumni and Public Relations   In Amos Oz’s memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness, he writes that the real reason his grandmother died was not a heart attack, but rather an “excess of hygiene.”   Having arrived in Jerusalem from Vilna, she “took one startled look at the sweaty markets, the colorful stalls, the swarming side streets full of the cries of...
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Posted February 13, 2012
By Rachel Sales, Masa Israel Journey Director of Alumni and Public Relations   We’ve been seeing a similar trend for a while–young people graduate from college and can’t find jobs. They spend a few months tinkering with commas on their resumes, writing reverential emails to potential employers, and when all else fails, panicking. Finally, they make the decision to do something more productive for their professional...
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Posted February 13, 2012
By Eric Eingold, Ma'ase Olam North American Manager   After having been in Israel for a whirlwind two weeks on a Birthright tour, I was excited to finally get to work. Since September, I’ve worked as the North American Manager for Ma’ase Olam.   Ma’ase Olam grounds its work in providing access to quality education, and currently is overseeing the work of a group of Israel Teaching Fellows in a city...
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Posted February 11, 2012
By Leah Nechamkin, Bnos Sarah   What is Yerushalayim?   Yerushalayim is a city like any other, with apartment buildings and buses and stores and attractions.    But Yerushalayim is also a city built of a beautiful white stone that reflects the strong sunlight, bouncing it playfully to and fro, till it’s too bright to look at unaided.   Yerushalayim has seasons like any other city. But the seasons...
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