Masa Israel Journey Blog

February 12, 2016

By Jon Harris, Yeshivat Lev HaTorah alumnus


My wife and I were both on our gap year in Israel when we met. I was studying at Lev Hatorah in Ramat Beit Shemesh, and she was studying at Machon Ma'ayan in Beit Shemesh (I believe they moved since).


One of my yeshiva classmates, Josh Buchman, was having a birthday party where he wanted to spend all night in Jerusalem and go to the Kotel at sunrise along with friends from yeshiva and elsewhere. One of his friends who he knew before arriving in Israel was Raquel "Kelly"...

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January 29, 2016

My name is David, I’m 18 years old and from Budapest, Hungary. I take part in a program called Eco-Israel, which is a five-month program on a sustainable community farm near the city of Modi’in. We are a group of eight “Ecos”, living and volunteering together with the local young Israelis.


I chose this program because I was really intrigued by the idea that a community can be self-sufficient and ecological. Here at the Hava Veadam (Hava and Adam) Farm, I see that it actually works! We recycle everything, eat the fruits and vegetables that we grow here, and get electricity from solar panels we’ve built. Most of our educational programming is about permaculture and sustainability, but we also study Hebrew and the history of Israel. Other interesting aspects are practical activities, such as building houses...

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January 26, 2016


So you’re going to Israel for a 4-10 month Masa Israel program. You probably want to share your experiences with people or maybe your overbearing Jewish mother is nudging you. Either way, blogging is one of our favorite ways to shine a light on our impressive participants, like you!


Your blog can  show the world (and of course your mother) what it’s like to live in Israel like a local. It offers direct insight into your perspective and unique journey. But how does one blog? Here are our top 10 tips to help you become an awesome blogger and share your journey with the world!


1. Post Consistently


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