Masa Israel Journey Blog

Published : March 19, 2013
Officially, our days usually start around 8:30am, unless we have commitments further out of down which requires getting up earlier. However, wake-up is somewhere between 7 and 8 for us, when we hop (or stumble) out of bed, gather around the electric kettle, and assemble breakfast and lunch.
We have intensive Hebrew instruction, or Ulpan, twice a week at 8:30. Other mornings are typically spent on-site on projects: these first few weeks, we’ve focused on historic mortars and have been working with traditional lime mortars, repointing stone work, recording damage, or in a conservation lab. We have an hour for lunch (making it yourself is cheaper) before an afternoon of topical lectures. Many lectures are given by pre-eminent Israeli experts in their fields, ranging from the history of...

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