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Posted September 30th, 2015
The etrog, also known as the citron, is one of four plants mentioned in the Torah in association with Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles. But, what can you do with your etrog after Sukkot, when it’s fulfilled its ceremonial purpose? Why, you can eat it, of course! Here are four of the tastiest recipes that we came across for repurposing your etrog: 1. Candied Etrog Via David Lebovitz   Satiate your weet tooth.  ...
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Posted September 21st, 2015
There’s nothing quite like the High Holidays – or, as the locals call them, the chagim – in Israel.   Generally considered the most important holiday of the year, Yom Kippur is a particularly unique day to spend in Israel. Here are just four ways in which Yom Kippur is different in Israel:   1. The Country Practically Shuts Down Photo Credit: Adriane Cooper “In Israel, EVERYTHING SHUTS DOWN. Last night we...
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Posted September 9th, 2015
  Love it or hate it, nothing says Rosh Hashanah like gefilte fish.   You may have thought apples, honey, round challah, and maybe even pomegranates were the only symbolic foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah. However, fish is a long-standing and lesser-known part of the customary Rosh Hashanah meal - for more than one reason. Many people eat the head of a fish and pray that they and their family may be like the head and not the tail, that...
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Posted August 19th, 2015
In honor of World Humanitarian Day, we’re highlighting Masa Israel Journey’s top five graduate programs, taught in English, to inspire the humanitarian in you to make the world a better place.   1. MPH in Emergency and Disaster Management – Tel Aviv University   Israel is well known for its leadership in emergency and disaster management around the world. Tel Aviv University’s unique executive MPH program...
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