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Posted February 19, 2013
By Orah Gidanian, Me'ohr Baeis Yaakov   My goal when deciding to spend the year in an institute in Israel was the classic one- I wanted to grow.    I wanted to mature and expand myself from experiences that I would not be privy to otherwise.    Except I don’t think I truly knew or understood what the word meant or what it was I meant when saying “I want to grow”.   ...
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Posted February 19, 2013
  By Melissa Beiser, Israel Teaching Fellows  If Birthright is the honeymoon (or Taglit for those who don’t call it Birthright), my  current long term Israel program is a combination between marriage and reliving the glory days of college.   I will never forget my first ten days here in February. Well not ‘here’ per se. Saying ‘here’ would mean that I was sitting in my college-style...
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Posted February 18, 2013
    By Sarah Mednick,Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa   As part of my volunteering with Masa Israel's Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa program, I work with a unique organization called Brit Olam, which provides support to pregnant African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv through the Hagar and...
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Posted February 15, 2013
By Felix Markman, Maslul Ishi   Shimon the barber is bald; he is a man with no hair style. But he’s a good hair stylist – always there are women at his salon. He’s the real life Zohan, except he’s unpretentious and humble. Shimi v’Ronit, as his salon is called is always full of people; they come and go and everybody in the neighborhood seems to know him.    Shimi v’Ronit is right...
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