Spring Break Photo Diary

I am home, y’all!  I just got back yesterday morning from a volunteer mission in my homeland, Israel, and it was absolutely incredible.  I intern for an organization called Jewish National Fund, and they do all kinds of projects in Israel, America, and all over to make the world a better place for Jews and […]

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Week in Photos: an End and a Beginning

This has not been an easy week.  The end of summer always makes me really sad, and to make it about a billion times worse, my little sister left for Israel on Sunday.  For nine months.  We had an amazing vacation together on the Cape, and I tried to make our last few weeks together memorable […]

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Home in the Holy Land Part 2: Tel Aviv

One of the first questions people ask me about my times in Israel is, “Which city do you love more: Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?”  That is the ultimate apples and oranges kind of question.  There really is no comparing Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.  Jerusalem is teeming with history, ancient ruins, beautiful little synagogues, mosques, and […]

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A Month Gone By

My last post was December 16, 2013, and I was still in Israel.  Today is January 19, 2014, a whole new year, a different country, and a lot of changes.  In the past month, I’ve been in Israel, England, and America.  I’ve had a hard time readjusting to life at home, but I’m excited for […]

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Night Lights

One week left in Israel as of today.  It’s surreal.  I feel like I’ve just gotten here, and I’m about to pack up and leave again.  My emotions are a jumble; I can’t imagine leaving my friends and my love, but Boston is calling to me.  Israel is my homeland, but Boston is my home. […]

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Final Countdown

As of today, I have three weeks left in Israel.  I can’t decide if I’m more devastated to leave, or thrilled to come home.  I find the promise of family, friends, holiday cheer, and my own car and bed to be very alluring, but I can’t imagine leaving the people I’ve come to love here […]

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