Masa Israel Journey Blog

December 01, 2010
By Rachel Barton, Career Israel
 
At the Religion and State seminar held in Jerusalem on November 18, Career Israel participants were met with a series of stimulating and thought-provoking speakers which left everyone pondering questions of Jewish identity and what it means to have a Jewish state. The day was set up in a way that made sure all sides were represented, but also so that no viewpoint on the spectrum of religion and state went unchallenged. Based on the heartfelt and thoughtful discussions that ended the program and continued on into the evening thereafter, it was clear that the seminar was successful both in providing answers and raising new questions in the minds of all who were present.
 
The seminar began with an introduction by Josh Weinberg, a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit and educator and guide for...
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November 30, 2010
 
With eight whole days of celebration, you’re probably looking for ways to make the most out of the festival of lights—Israeli style! And just like there are countless ways to spell “חנוכה” in English, there are hundreds of ways you can mix and match the events below to spend your eight crazy nights…
 
  1. Take a menorah tour Explore the amazing streets of Jerusalem and Bnei Brak and see the hundreds of lights glowing from every window.
 
  1. Branch out at the Holiday of Holidays Festival in Haifa This year marks the 17th year for the “Holiday of Holidays” Festival celebrating holidays of three faiths: Hannukah, Christmas and Eid al Adja. Throughout the...
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