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Grief Before the Celebration

-by Noa SiskindThis past May, I went to Israel for the first time through March of the Living with the BBYO delegation. The trip was scheduled during the week of Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut.  Yom HaZikaron is Memorial Day in Israel, and it is a day of great…

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B’Nai Tzedek: Foundations in Philanthropy

-by Joshua KatzAround ten kids my age were sitting at the table, and the only other person I knew was my brother. As my first B’Nai Tzedek meeting started, we got a little background on what exactly it was that we were doing. They told us we had…

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Adventures in the Desert

-by Molly RogersMy journey in Israel started with a four day stay in the Negev. Before this adventure in the desert, I thought: “Oh, I’m just with a group of normal Jewish teenagers. It’s not like this hike could be very strenuous.” Boy, was I wrong! Throughout…

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From the streets of Tsfat to the heights of Mt. Masada

-by Spencer GruberSimilar to many people travelling to Israel for the first time, I was eager to learn the history behind the birthplace of our religion and people. I had heard many stories from other members of my Temple’s congregation, friends, and family members about their experiences in…

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