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Posted March 29, 2012
By Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa   Today, Tikkun Olam hosted Natan Sharansky for a visit in the Coexistence Track.     For those who don't know, Sharansky is the Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, a former member of Knesset, and probably most famously, was imprisoned in a Soviet work camp for 9 years for his activism in the "Refusenik" movement -- trying to enable Soviet Jews to escape and make...
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Posted March 28, 2012
Courtesy of Young Judaea Year Course   “Welcome to Israel!  Something to eat/drink?”   If you’ve spent even the smallest amount of time in the Holy Land, you may have picked up on the Middle Eastern hospitality, centered around hot drinks and food.   Jews love to eat and those in Israel are no exception. With immigrants from countries around the world, the cuisine itself is as diverse as the...
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Posted March 28, 2012
Nathan Wexler, BINA: Social Action and Study in Tel Aviv   While typing this letter from the small balcony of the apartment I share with the other international members of BINA’s Gap Year Program and Israelis from BINA’s Mechina, I feel so swept up in living, studying, and working here that it’s difficult to distance myself from the experience enough to reflect upon it wisely.   After only three months, this...
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Posted March 24, 2012
By Yossi Sadowsky, Young Judaea Year Course   In Israel, you can take a bus in any direction and in an hour find yourself in a completely different environment, physically and spiritually. You could go from the Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem to seeing completely unorthodox outfits on the streets of Tel Aviv.   However, Year Coursers know there is more to Israel than just parties and prayers. Just veer left or right from...
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