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Posted April 29, 2017
  By Andria Kaplan Aylyarov     When you move into your dorm or apartment in Israel, there’s a solid chance you won’t be cooking on a stove. You might even scramble and think “How? Where can I cook?”   Zeh Beseder Chaver, look in the cabinets and under the sink, and I promise you’ll find your sous chef, The Hot Plate. This small and at times extremely powerful electronic plate will cook your food...
Posted April 26, 2017
By Pia Hagenbach   Today at noon I found myself rushing to the Yom HaShoah ceremony at Tel Aviv university, where I intern in a research lab. When I finally arrived, I was surprised to see how many people made it. And while I was standing there amongst all the people listening to poems, songs and speeches of historians and students, I kept thinking about the way the Holocaust is remembered in Germany, where I am from.      ...
Posted April 05, 2017
Alon Moss, 19 from Sydney, Australia, and Ilan Lewis 18, from Brighton, England, are participants on Aardvark Israel Programs. Aardvark Israel is Masa Israel gap year program for Jewish students from around the world. One of the ways participants customize their experience on the program is by selecting  from a wide variety of volunteering and internship opportunities set up by Aardvark.    Alon and Ilan intern for StarTAU,...
Posted April 03, 2017
By Sydney Peters   Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of traveling throughout Europe, Asia and just the tiniest bit of Africa. I love wandering down side streets and finding out all a city has to offer, even if it’s staring at a masterpiece on a brick wall. Sometimes it's just one graffitied word and other times it’s a whole building that has been transformed into a piece of art.   For these reasons,...