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A Presidential Visit">A Presidential Visit

Posted February 12th, 2008
 
Pardes participant Rebecca Zimmerman shares her experience on being in the eye of the international storm surrounding President Bush's latest visit to Israel, as well as her feelings concerning the level of involvement international players insist upon having in Israeli affairs. 
 
This past January, President Bush came into down. Boy was it nuts. Downtown streets were closed and most of the hotels in town were booked.
 

Ella Spivack Reflects on her Building Future Leadership Experience ">Ella Spivack Reflects on her Building Future Leadership Experience

Posted December 31st, 2007
 
Building Future Leadership participant Ella Spivack reflects on her experience at the seminar series, a Masa Israel Community program devoted to the building and enabling of future Jewish leadership.  During the course of the seminar, each participant developed their own personal project to which they applied the skills, support and exposure gained through their experience at the BFL seminar.
 

Not for sale">Not for sale

Posted December 3rd, 2007
 
By Erin Kopelow
 
Liliya Dudnik, 23, first came to Israel from her home in Belarus on Sar-El, a three-week program that gives participants an intensive taste of life in the Israeli army, including drills, running, and pushups.
 

Have Diploma, Will Travel">Have Diploma, Will Travel

Posted November 28th, 2007
By David E. Kaplan
 
For young adults fresh out of college, the world is an oyster. Before finding a fulltime job, taking a mortgage and joining the daily grind, thousands of college graduates choose to head to the four corners of the world to discover and explore.
 
"It's an extension of our education," one could say, whether standing in Trafalgar square, on the upper peak of Mt.
 

My Be’er Sheva">My Be’er Sheva

Posted November 7th, 2007
 
By Josh Blatman, OTZMA
 
Israelis talk about Israel as though the only good parts about it are Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  That makes for some legitimate tourist congestion, but it’s also not entirely accurate.  Jerusalem is obviously very religious, and heavily historic; while Tel Aviv is a bustling international center of consumerism in the Middle East.
 

Participant Spotlight: Matt Bar">Participant Spotlight: Matt Bar

Posted November 1st, 2007
 
By Erin Kopelow
 
Through the combination of business, creative and educational exposure at the PresenTense Institute for Creative Judaism and the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, Matt Bar's Bible Rap Project has the potential to become an educational enterprise in Hebrew school classrooms around the world. 
 
“I ain't heard a sound from your side just silence / my hands are
 

Top Ten Ways to Travel in this Country">Top Ten Ways to Travel in this Country

Posted August 30th, 2007
10) With your eyes open.  
Especially at first, be aware of what’s going on.  Drivers are crazy and people tend to walk right into you without saying sorry.
 
9) Buy a map.  
It’s good to have an idea of where you’re going, especially if you’re going to take a taxi.
 

Top 10 Chagim Hikes">Top 10 Chagim Hikes

Posted August 26th, 2007
Nothing is better than spending the Chagim in Israel outdoors!  Here is our list of the top 10 hikes during the chagim season.  Before you set out, however, it must be warned that every year many, many people get themselves into trouble while hiking in Israel for lack of proper training or preparation.  To avoid this it is advised to participate in an organized hike with a trained guide before setting out on your own.
 
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