Masa Israel Journey Blog

May 04, 2011
 
We have been working for about five weeks now in our respective hotels and so I thought I would dedicate this post to how I view Israelis so far solely based on my experiences at work.
 
I work in the dining room and basically I am at the bottom of the hierarchy. I work split shifts (8am-1pm and then 6pm-10pm, which I hate I might add). We have coaches, who are like managers, and then above them there is the head manager, you can tell what position each one of us has because we all wear different uniforms. We clear plates and deliver coffee and milk in the morning and take drink orders at night.
 
The work itself doesn’t really bother me; the people are nice (HUGE change from when I was working at a restaurant in Delray Beach) and...
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May 03, 2011
 
By Rebecca Crystal, Dance Journey
 
This past week or so has been filled with exciting experiences in and out of dance.  Last weekend I went to Tel Aviv with ten or more fellow dancers; we saw the Batsheva Ensemble (the second company) perform Deca Dance. This is my third time seeing Deca Dance, and every time I see it, it is a new experience (This piece is a collection of sections from other works of Ohad Naharin, and regularly changes). “Echad Mi Yodea,” the most-famous section from Minus 16, might actually hold a permanent spot in Deca Dance, because I have never seen the show without it. To be honest, it wouldn’t be complete without it. 
 
In this 8-minute event, the dancers sit on chairs in a semi-circle and perform an intricate and extremely athletic accumulation to the a...
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