What Can You Do With Your Etrog After Sukkot?

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The etrog, also known as the citron, is one of four plants mentioned in the Torah in association with Sukkot, or the Feast of the Tabernacles.


But, what can you do with your etrog after Sukkot, when it’s fulfilled its ceremonial purpose? Why, you can eat it, of course!


Here are four of the tastiest recipes that we came across for repurposing your etrog:


1. Candied Etrog

 

What’s Different About Yom Kippur in Israel?

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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

 

We Only Have Two Words For You

We Only Have Two Words For You

September 9, 2015

The entire Masa Israel global community wishes you a שנה טובה - Shana Tova  - Happy New Year!

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Jewish Journal: Masa Israel broadens study-abroad optoins

Jewish Journal: Masa Israel broadens study-abroad optoins

Jewish Journal: Masa Israel broadens study-abroad optoins

August 26, 2015

By Elyse Glickman

 

Many college students have romantic notions of studying abroad in places like Italy or France, but Aaron White found himself at Tel Aviv University thanks to Masa Israel Journey, a program that connects young Jewish adults with study-abroad, internship and volunteer opportunities in Israel.   

“I got to see how another culture lives and witness firsthand the complicated and sometimes quixotic attempts at politics that define Israel and its neighbors,” said White, who grew up near Palm Springs and now works for a think tank in Oakland.

 

These days, though, students are flocking to the Holy Land out of more than an interest in the central role it has played in Jewish culture, history and current events.

 


Continue reading on the Jewish Journal's website.

Graduate Programs to Inspire the Humanitarian In You

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In honor of World Humanitarian Day, we’re highlighting Masa Israel Journey’s top five graduate programs, taught in English, to inspire the humanitarian in you to make the world a better place.

 

1. MPH in Emergency and Disaster Management – Tel Aviv University

 

The Forward: An Encounter in Israel Leads to a Wedding at Ramah

The Forward: An Encounter in Israel Leads to a Wedding at Ramah

The Forward: An Encounter in Israel Leads to a Wedding at Ramah

August 15, 2015

Alex Kress and his fiance, Michal Kogen, both 26, met during their study abroad program in Israel while they were still in college. They are now weeks away from their September 6 wedding at Camp Ramah in Ojai California, the summer camp Kogen grew up attending. 

 

"ALEX: We met while studying abroad through a Masa Israel Journey program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem."

 

Read Alex and Michal's full story on The Forward's website

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

The Times of Israel: Young Diaspora Jews ponder whether to put a ring on it with Israel

August 11, 2015

By Amanda Borschel-Dan

 

In a commitment-shy generation, the 10-month Masa Israel programs are an unexpected launch pad for aliyah

"With increased globalization and a recovering recession economy, for many North American college grads looking for an employment edge or unusual resume item, one of Masa's 200 programs easily fits the bill."

 

Read the full story on The Times of Israel's website.

3 Reasons to Love Be'er Sheva

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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

 

 

Noam Shabo

Noam Shabo

Director of Information systems

Yehudit Werchow

Yehudit Werchow

Director of Education