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Meaningful Discovery

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By Carla  Farson, Pardes Year Student 2010–2011
In the spring of 2010 I received a Masa grant to study in the Year Program at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. By the grace of Masa, I was given the opportunity to begin my formal Jewish education and experience a year of life in Eretz Yisrael.


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“Only in Israel”

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Not so long ago, I was walking along Pierre Koenig Street near my house, and got to a red light at the intersection across from Pardes.  It was pretty deserted at that time of night, with only a few cars and pedestrians out.

Living it like a local in Israel

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By Alexandra Lebovitz
How about really getting to know Israel—beyond the Dead Sea, Masada and the Kotel?
Have you ever had the chance to breathe in the aromas of Middle Eastern spices in an open-air market?

Reflections on riding the bus in Jerusalem

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In light of the recent events in Jeruslam, Pardes alum Courtney Miller (Spring 2010) shares a post of hers from last year. Courtney has&nbs

Masa’s Israeli Cultural Evenings

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I had the pleasure of taking part in the Masa Culture evening at ZOA last week, where I saw a performance by The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. The hour long performance was spellbinding – highly talented dancers mixed with compelling choreography, vibrant costumes and music.

7 Seriously Fun Festivals For Passover

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It’s not spring break—it’s better!