Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : 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 them is Lag B’omer, a holiday that includes bonfires, meat, and a nice story...
 
...Of course, no Jewish holiday would be complete without food, and this one is no exception. Year Course provided quite a picnic spread: hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken kababs, salad, potatoes, rice, fruit and lethal amounts of hummus.
 
We were...
Published : 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 Europe, including two participants who backpacked through Vienna and Berlin.
 
Before their break, our Teaching Fellows were invited to spend a really special night with one of the members of the Israeli Peer Group that Ma’ase Olam participants work with.
 
The groom, Gideon, his family and friends, made sure that our Fellows were...

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