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Posted October 13th, 2015
Masa Israel alum Joel Wanger (left) with colleagues from the Hillary for America, Nevada team    In the competitive world of political campaigns, resumes from political science majors with internship and campaign experience are a dime a dozen. For Masa Israel Journey alum and Hillary for America Nevada Regional Organizing Director Joel Wanger, his year as an Israel Government Fellow in 2011-2012 made all the difference. “Israel...
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...
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...
Posted August 10th, 2015
Be’er Sheva is an oasis of cool in the hot Negev desert. Study abroad or earn your master’s degree at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and experience what this unique city offers: 1. Student Life   via Ben-Gurion University Student Union Ben-Gurion University is located in the heart of the Be’er Sheva, making this fast-growing city a hub for students and young adults. Known for its vibrant campus life and warm,...