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Posted May 21, 2012
By Zoe Goldstein-McKay, Young Judaea Year Course   There are many Jewish holidays.   They involve huge meals (I’m talking at least six courses), lots of praying, and personal reflection. I’ve celebrated them all in the States and thought I knew my favorites; however, I am fortunate to be in Israel where there are a multitude of Israeli holidays which have no connection to Jews outside of Israel.   One of...
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Posted May 18, 2012
By Eric Eingold, Ma'ase Olam North American Manager   Unsurprisingly, things have been busy for Ma’ase Olam’s Israel Teaching Fellows this spring.   After kicking off a three-week break coinciding with Passover that started with a tiyul, or tour, of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, our Fellows took the chance to get some travelling in. Some of the Fellows traveled back to the US, while others traveled around...
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Posted May 16, 2012
  By Jordan Soffer, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies   This past Shabbat Pardes had a tiyul and Shabbaton to the Galil. Prior to the tiyul, while briefly skimming the itinerary, I imagined that this Shabbaton would be the same as every Shabbaton I have been on since middle school. Hike, daven, eat, daven, eat, eat, daven.   Though I was excited, I certainly did not expect anything extraordinary.  In...
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Posted May 15, 2012
By Sarah Padway, Career Israel   The week following Yom HaShoah, we celebrated two of the most opposite holidays back to back, Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).   We began on Tuesday with a tour of Yad Vashem andMt.Herzlwith Career Israel. This was my first time visiting Yad Vashem, and it was an experience. Even the layout of the...
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