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Posted April 20, 2012
By Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa  Social Action Track participant Tyler Fishbone   I came here with Taglit-Birthright, which is a free 10-day program for Jewish youth to come to Israel and tour around the country.   I've now been living in Tel Aviv for 6 months, doing a program call Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, which means "repair the world" in Hebrew. I am living in a house with 7 other people: 4...
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Posted April 19, 2012
  By Danielle Longo, participant in Masa Israel's Israel Teaching Fellows   Growing up as a Conservative Jew in Bloomfield Hills, I knew the basics of the religion and of Israel. I went to Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills. I celebrated holidays, went to shul and believed in God. That is, until I was 17 and my dad passed away. At that point, I pushed aside my religion.   Ten years later, I found myself with a...
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Posted April 18, 2012
By Sarah Orlik, Young Judaea Year Course   In coming out of the desert and moving to Jerusalem, I knew that music would have a much stronger presence in my life.   As much peace and quiet as Arad had to offer, I was more than looking forward to enhanced opportunities to get out there and really see what Israeli music is about. And I have. I’ve tried my best to become a part of city music as an audience member, a...
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Posted April 17, 2012
By Amy, Saving the Stones   So much has occurred since arriving at the Akko train station on February 20 that it is hard to know where to begin. In that case, I shall begin at the beginning...   The first week was orientation week in the true sense of the phrase. It began with a 9:48am arrival at the Akko train station and a round of energetic, yet sleepy, introductions, followed by a quick ride to our new home.  ...
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