Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : January 17, 2013
 
This is a story of three individuals from three different continents that were united by Masa Israel/Oranim in one of the most amazing and beautiful cities – Tel Aviv.  Daniel Galan Romano from Argentina, Aaron Sternlicht from the United States, and Zhenya Dobrovinska from Ukraine/Germany came on Israel Way Oranim's 5 month Tel Aviv Internship Experience program to take a break from real life and explore Israel and their future careers.
 
Daniel is a graphic designer who chose to do his internship with soccer website FTBpro, and Aaron is a social worker whose internship involved helping African refugees at the African Refugee Development Center.  In spite of contrasting interests, Daniel and Aaron formed a strong bond.  They met in Hebrew Ulpan being the only two guys amongst a group of beautiful girls. They were...
Published : January 17, 2013
By Aryeh Younger, Yeshivat Har Etzion
 
Following my senior year  in high school, I decided to study at Yeshivat Har Etzion, and throughout the year,  I made many efforts to traverse the country, to discover the history and culture of the world’s newest and most original democracy.  
 
It was during those travels that  I came to several personal epiphanies that increased my interest and appreciation for the Holy Land. 
 
While climbing the famous Masada mountain, the mythologized stronghold of the Jewish fighters against the Roman occupation, I took a moment to stare out into the sand-filled abyss. 
 
During this moment of self-contemplation, one predominant thought ran through my mind. 
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