Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : March 01, 2012
By Candace Mittel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
I may have mistaken a container of soft cheese for a yogurt and eaten every last bit of it with a spoon and sugar (which, in fact, did not make it more bearable), and I may have sprinted down the shuk, dodging tomatoes and rugelach, as I was chased by an aggressive olive vender squirting his water bottle at me, but besides a few bus rides in the wrong direction, my time in Israel thus far has been superb.
Living in Israel, as opposed to being shuffled from location to location with a backpack, sneakers, and a hat, provides an alternative and unique perspective of the country.
Similarly, studying in Jerusalem, I have discovered the city with fresh eyes, surpassing my complementary, but underrated, past understanding of the city...

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