Preceding our pilgrimage to Poland this weekend, the students visited Yad Vashem as part of helping to prepare for the trip. We had preparation on many levels, from making sure the students have everything they need for the trip: appropriate clothing, preparatory discussions, and preparing the ceremonies which the students will lead in Poland.
on November 5, 2013
This trip to the Israel Museum was also the prelude to our tiyul on Sunday, to Belvoir; a fascinating Crusader castle located on a precipice overlooking the Jordan River Valley – truly a belle voir (“good view”).
on October 8, 2013
At two o’clock in the morning all of us felt a strange mix of exhilaration and exhaustion (most of us fell more towards the exhaustion end of the spectrum). At that particular moment in time, I was definitely not thinking about anything other than going back to sleep. This was not helped by the fact that I knew I would soon be hiking up Masada.
on September 24, 2013
Friday we started our fist water hike entering at the north end of the Kinneret. The Madrasa Trail, the last leg of the stream flowing from the Golan into the Sea of Galilee, is one of the most amazing water hikes in the Israel. We were protected from the sun most of the time by a canopy of brush overhead. The hike took us through water throughout the trail, mostly up to our knees, but with several deep pools along the way.
on September 19, 2013
I have been to the Kotel multiple times, but even though I’ve been a couple times, doesn’t mean I feel ‘normal’ being there. Every time I get to the area where the Wall is, I’m filled with excitement to keep going and not stop until I am right in front of it. Once I pass the two lions and start down the stairs that over look the Wall and Jerusalem, I’m filled with astonishment and wonder.
on September 17, 2013
The most amazing thing happens in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur. People leave their synagogues and meet in the streets to talk, ride bikes, scooters and skateboards. No cars are on the road to disrupt the hang-out; rather, people walk down the middle of the street free of any worries taking in the beauty of the city.
on September 13, 2013
In the spring of 1994 I arrived in Israel for the single most formative experience of my life. This was my first time in Israel and I couldn’t wait to fully immerse myself in the Hebrew language, Jewish study and to have as many “Rak B’Yisrael – Only in Israel” experiences as possible.
- A Typical Day of EIE February 5, 2013
- Shabbat as Pilgrims in Israel August 21, 2012
- The Tug of Judaism: A Birthright Bar Mitzvah August 28, 2012
- Modern Judaism November 12, 2013
- Belle Voir — A Good View November 5, 2013
- Moadim L’shigra — Happy routine times! October 15, 2013
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