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Posted January 31, 2013
By Israel Katz, Yeshivat Lev HaTorah   We were standing on a hill, looking down at the Valley of Elah, and my Rabbi started telling us the story of the battle between David and Goliath as if we were suppose to relate to it somehow.    Then he pointed down and said “The valley down there, that’s where David and Goliath fought.”    All of a sudden I realized the uniqueness of Israel....
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Posted January 30, 2013
Max Gottlieb is an aspiring singer-guitarist-songwriter from Philadelphia. In eighth grade he started playing music, and realised that he wanted to do it for the rest of his life. When it came time to come to Israel on a Masa program, Max thought he would be taking a break from his guitar – but that’s not what happened…   So, what made you decide to come to Israel?   In my last year of school, I was totally...
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Posted January 29, 2013
By Elisabeth Hacker, Israel Teaching Fellows - Israel Pathways   Israel Corps and Zoom Israel When I was preparing to write this speech, I decided to do a quick Rabbi Google search for attention grabbers. All that Rabbi Google gave me was “Purity Quotes to Grab Your Teenager’s Attention.” Needless to say, that is not what I wanted from Rabbi Google. So I decided that the best farewell/halfway point address, since...
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Posted January 29, 2013
By Tina Hughes, Hebrew Union College   I went to Israel for my first year of Rabbinical School at HUC, Hebrew Union College.     I had been to Israel before – three times – and thought that I knew what I was getting into.     The year was not what I expected.  Being a female Rabbinical student in Jerusalem, wearing a kippah had its difficulties – but it gave me a taste of Israeli...
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