The opportunity to live, study, and volunteer in the heart of Jaffa, for five months through Masa Israel’s Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa program, was an unforgettable and life-changing experience.
Since Jaffa is home to a diverse population of Jews, Muslims, and Christians, I was surrounded by a multicultural prism.
I lived within a five minute walk from the Jaffa flea market, clock tower, Jaffa port, and the old city, which housed trendy souvenir shops, artist vendors, and museums.
I also lived right behind a mosque and would hear the Adhan, or call to prayer, five times a day from a speakerphone.
Freedom of religion is completely in practice in Jaffa and people truly take...