Masa Israel Journey Blog

August 24, 2016

In Israel, one of the cultural highlights of the country is the Shuk. Yes, this loud and crowded place that sells everything and anything. There are also hidden gems on the periphery like restaurants and bars, but that’s for another blog. Here I will be focusing on the essentials of everyday life while living in Israel.

 

Although these items might seem a bit basic, they have their Israeli flavor to them, and you will know what I am talking about once you return from your amazing Masa Israel program. Here are ten things you have to buy when visiting one of Israel’s famous shuks.


Just remember! Bargaining is expected and should be practiced…but don’t get too crazy.

 

1. Phone case

 

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August 18, 2016

Embracing the Unknown 


 Adi Hila Yoffe, Director of North American Business Development

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August 18, 2016

Written and published by Jon Sender , Hebrew University Study Abroad Alumnus '16, on his personal blog on July 5, 2016, three days before flying home from Israel.

 

On the shelf above my desk is a box of Q-tips I bought during my first week in Israel. Six months ago I looked at the quantity printed, 200, and thought to myself, that's roughly the number of days I'll be away. So by the time I'm getting ready to come back home, that box would be almost empty. With a little help from the days which I took two showers instead of one, that box is now indeed almost empty, having marked the passage of time on this monumental journey.


 

This past week has felt most bizarre, perhaps even more so than when I was first adjusting to life abroad...

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