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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Home in the Holy Land Part 1: Jerusalem

A recap of my recent trip to Israel. It was so good to be home!

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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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Looking Forward: A Love Letter to Boston

Less than a week left in Israel, and less than two weeks until Boston.  Oh, Boston.  My city, my home, my heart.  If you’ve read my first few posts on this blog, you know how I feel about my hometown.  I dedicated the first ever post to my city after the bombing, and how proud […]

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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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Palm Trees to Parkas: A Week in Vienna

One of the best parts about being on a different continent is Israel’s proximity to other countries.  It is so expensive to travel from America to anywhere, but within Europe and the Middle East, you can fly country-to-country for much cheaper.  So when I decided to spend the semester in Israel, my parents told me […]

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