Masa Israel Journey Blog

September 21, 2010
 
In the middle of the Aseret Yemi Teshuva (the ten days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, traditionally the most intense days of prayer, reflection, and service of the year), Masa Israel invited all of the Midrashot (seminary) participants to an evening of elevation, songs and prayers. Over 1800 students from more then 30 Midrashot attended the evening.
 
Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Metzger, opened the evening with his personal moving story about fighting in the Yom Kippur War, and was followed by Ms. Esti Rosenberg who spoke beautifully about the meaning ofteshuva and Klal Israel.
 
 
The second part of the evening...
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September 20, 2010
 
Growing up, you might have celebrated Sukkot by going to your family, friends’, or synagogue’s sukkah, shaking the lulav and etrog, and eating outside under the stars. But if you are spending this Sukkot in Israel, there’s no reason to stay confined to your backyard—use the whole country as your sukkah! With all of the festivals going on during the chag, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to spend time outside, exploring Israel’s cultural scene while celebrating the holiday.
 
Here are some of the bigger festivals going on during Sukkot:
 
September 26-28, 2010
Beit Hatfutsot - Diaspora Museum (on the Tel Aviv University campus) | 9:30 am-5pm daily
The theme of year’s festival is the family, family...
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