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Posted July 24, 2012
By Jennifer Handel, Israel Teaching Fellows   So what does a young American Jew with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in liberal arts do after the endless battle of job hunting? Well move to Israel, of course! Now that might sound a little crazy, but that’s exactly what I did—though it was never part of my life plan.   Growing up in a New York suburb that was mostly Protestant and...
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Posted July 20, 2012
By Alex Willick, Otzma   Ask any Israeli for their vote on best hummus place in Israel, and in general, they’ll all give you a different answer. There are, however, a few places that are known State-wide as having exemplary recipes and preparations. Noteworthy hummusias include Abu Hassan in the Old City of Jaffa, Hummus Abu Ghosh outside Jerusalem, and Hummus Sa’id in the Old City of Acco, which I visited earlier today...
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Posted July 13, 2012
By Josh Roberts, Desert Sports Challenge    הרוח נושבת בחוזקה ברחבי המדבר Ha’roo’ach noshevet b’choz’ka b’rach’vay hameed’bar The winds blasting across the desert   מפזרת את חולות הזמן במרחבים השקטים. Mefazeret et cholot haz’mahn bamer’chaveem hahsh’kefeem Spreading the sand of time over open spaces   אנו הולכים הנה והנה Anu hol’cheem...
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Posted July 03, 2012
  By Jessica Hochstadt, Career Israel   I am standing here in front of you, and I have to admit, I am nervous. It’s not the public speaking part that gets me, but what comes after this—ending Career, and leaving Israel.   I have to laugh at myself for a minute, because I remember having a very similar feeling a few weeks before I started this program—ending my career, and leaving for Israel. Before I...
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