Masa Israel Journey Blog

July 15, 2016

Named after Israel’s founder and first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was strategically founded in the desert because of Ben-Gurion’s mission. Ben-Gurion worked tremendously hard to make the Negev bloom and become an area where the Jewish people could make major contributions to humanity. 


Today, the Negev and Ben-Gurion University are home to 20,000 students living in Be’er Sheva.  The university specializes in Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and is home to the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. 


Get a glimpse into 3 unique classes offered at BGU:


1. Mystical Themes in Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Traditions

Have you ever been curious about the Kabbalah or wonder where certain spiritual...

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July 14, 2016

Embarking on an Israel Journey = exciting! Being without your beloved car? Not so much. However, there’s need to worry: from buses, to trains, to taxis and more, there are plenty of reliable transportation options in Israel:


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Hitting the road on a bus is often the most common and convenient way to make your way around Israel. Most cities have local bus services and the average single ride costs about 5 New Israeli Shekels (NIS) – less than two dollars – though, prices vary by city. Inter-city buses tend to be the fastest and cheapest options for domestic travel. Explore bus schedules and routes...

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July 01, 2016

Politics and international relations aside, the United States and Israel have quite a bit in common. Case in point: both countries know how to party like it's their birthday.


July 4 Swag

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Photo Credit: Old Navy




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