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Posted March 20, 2012
By Jacob Couzens, Yeshiva Shaarei Mevaseret Zion   Jacob Couzens here. It’s been an exciting first half to a week-long seminar that has definitely gone beyond its expectations. Although I wasn’t sure what we’d be doing for a whole week on Masa’s #BFL program, they’ve been keeping us on our toes with a variety of sessions; including group discussion, keynote speakers, and different tracks for individual...
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Posted March 08, 2012
  Israelis are the masters of body language.  With the movement of a hand, the flick of the wrist, or the jutting of a chin they can communicate a whole series of complex emotions without saying a word. Pay attention to those hand gestures because science has proven there is more to body language than meets the eye. Here is a short guide for all those moments when you think you know what's going on, but really, you have no...
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Posted March 07, 2012
By Jacob Couzens, Yeshiva Shaarei Mevaseret Zion   Another Tuesday, another week full of developments.   Lately I’ve been filling out lots of applications, whether they be for college programs, summer jobs, or other interesting things that I can put on my resume and add to my life experience.   Which brings me to an email I received today from Masa, an Israeli organization that provides support for...
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Posted March 07, 2012
By Ellen Brown, Eco-Israel   But of course! Just because it’s in in Israel does not mean that it is inherently Jewish. Coming to the farm, I anticipated an “Eden-esque” land where Jewish intention planted every seed.   After about a week or so of orientation and adjustment, a casual conversation with a fellow Eco-Israel participant revealed that Jewish essence was less prominent in our program than we had...
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