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  • Reactions to the Jerusalem bombing

    Merav Ceren, Masa Israel Journey Participant

    March 25, 2011 | 1:14 am

    We heard the news over the radio at my office in the West Bank. The initial reports were more detailed in Hebrew, but more confusing for it – a suicide attack in Jerusalem turned out to be an unattended bomb outside a bus stop across the street from the Central Bus Station. Two... read on

  • A Brief Encounter: Finding My Grandfather in Israel

    By Masa Israel Journey

    March 17, 2011 | 10:59 am

    by Matthew Eisenberg, participant in Masa Israel’s Oranim Internship Experience

    How do I explain in words who my grandfather was and what he meant to me?  I guess if you took all that is right in the world and mixed it with the biggest heart, you would have my grandfather.  I... read on

  • The Machlis Experience: Learning the True Meaning of Hospitality

    By Masa Israel Journey

    March 11, 2011 | 8:34 am

    by Gabriella Davidson, alumna of Masa Israel’s Bar Ilan Israel Experience

    It was a Friday night and I was sitting in a home in Jerusalem surrounded by over two hundred different kinds of people.  There were seminary girls, Asian men, hippies, black hatters, Christians, Israelis,... read on

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  • Scratching Beneath the Surface: Visiting Jewish Communities around the World

    by Bracha Stettin, participant in Masa Israel’s Kivunim

    March 3, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    Thirty hours ago, I left a country whose Jewish population went from 300,000 to 3,000 in the past 60 years. I walked the narrow paths between the houses where these Jews used to live, I breathed in the air of the synagogues where they prayed every day, three times a day. Over and... read on

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