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Posted August 30, 2012
By Shoshana Rosen, Kibbutz Ulpan   Do me a favor.  Take a quick trip with me.     Our first stop is a lively bus station with people talking loudly and grazing your shoulder as they pass. Breathe in the smell of exhaust and fresh fruit. Feel the sweat trickling down the small of your back.  It’s 90 degrees outside and the weight of your bag is pulling on your shoulder.     Push past...
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Posted August 28, 2012
By Alex Willick, Otzma     The primary reason for my being in Israel is to learn what it’s like to be an Israeli — all the wonders, difficulties, elation, struggles, and passions included.  That’s why I joined this protest.   If you’ve been paying attention to the news coming out of here, aside from the constant barrage of violent attacks from religiously motivated...
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Posted August 24, 2012
By Aviya Shevin, She'arim College for Women   I remember when I first fell in love with Israel. It was December 2005 and, as the wheels of the plane kissed the runway, the travelers around me broke out into applause.    “I’m here,” I thought, “I’ve arrived.”    I first traveled to Israel with Aish Birthright and then extended my stay for a week to study at the She...
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Posted August 23, 2012
  By Adam Hummel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem    For three months I studied at the Masa Israel-accredited Hebrew University in Jerusalem, doing a semester exchange during my third year of law school at the University of Windsor in Canada.    From the time I first learned about the opportunity to spend a semester abroad, I knew I would choose Israel. There, I would be able to explore the field of...
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