• Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    Amid the chaos of the outside world, they create communities of like-minded peers, free from pressures and negativity, from the inundation of ideals that don’t resonate.


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  • Israel: Finding My Own Path

    For me, this is the beauty of Judaism: each individual can undertake their own personal journey to connect with God.


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  • Israel: Land of Infinite Learning and Challenges

    At face value, there's too much injustice for this to be my homeland. Yet at the same time, this is exactly what G-D intended. There's still so much work to be done here and so many thoughts that need to be processed, but that's the point of being called Yisrael.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Mitzvah Corps!

    And yet, there are times when the burden of action falls directly on us, when we’ve taken in what we need to know, and our strength, bravery, and willingness to lead is what will help move the world forward.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

    We look forward to our final days of thoughtful conversations and spending time together before taking everything we have learned and experienced together back the United States!


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  • Israel: Recognizing Privilege

    It's easy to appreciate how fortunate we are at times like this, when the contrasts are right in front of us, but it's important that we recognize our privilege the rest of the time, that we don’t lose sight of it even after the experience has passed.


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  • Israel: Masada’s Stones

    Right before we left the historical site of Masada, our tour guide asked us all to take a stone off of the mountain so that one day we, or someone we know and trust, can return the stone to its rightful place.


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  • Israel: Learning New Sides of Israel

    I questioned how I could help the world when there are so many issues that I am not even aware of.


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  • Israel: The Juxtaposition of Violence and Peace

    Often in Israel, violence is a reminder of what it took to get to the point we are at today, while peace is a hope for the future.


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  • Israel: Connecting with Others

    During our time at Yemin Orde, I felt a true sense of community with these teens; the whole experience encompassed the feelings of community and family they have at their school. Even though we spent a short amount of time with the teens, I still felt a connection to them.


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