Masa Israel Journey Blog

April 11, 2011
 
It’s not spring break—it’s better! Passover brings with it a dizzying number of festivals going on across Israel, so in between your seder and trying to come up with yet another way to eat matzoh for lunch, here are some of the coolest things going on during the chag:
 
April 19-23, 2011
This is the 15th year of the Festival, which makes it the oldest rock festival in Israel. Artists that performing in the festival include Yehuda Poliker, Eviatar Banai, Micha Shitrit, Yishai Levy, Arkadi Duchin, Ehud Banai, Moshe Levy, The Giraffes, Mush Ben-Ari, Hadag Nahash, Shlomi Savan and Shuli Rand.
 
April 21-23, 2011
Boombamela is an annual...
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April 10, 2011
Amy, a 10 month Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa Coexistence track participant and Brandeis graduate originally from Massachusetts, had the following to say about her exposure to Coexistence in Jaffa. Visit www.tikkunolamisrael.org/alumni for more participant testimonials.
 
Since arriving in Israel six months ago, and spending time both working and living in the mixed city of Jaffa, my views on the Israel- Palestinian conflict and Israeli policy have changed. Daily, my viewpoints sway both leftwards and rightwards – often at the same time, but regardless of politics, my understanding of Israel as home to so many different people deepens with every person I encounter. It is impossible to look at the conflict here, let alone any conflict, as a struggle...
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