The City Where Kabbalah Was Born (Tzfat, Israel)

On our second day of the jam-packed Birthright itinerary we spent part of the day in a little town called Tzfat (zeh-fat). I’m pretty sure the main reason we went there was to learn more about Kabbalah, another form of Judaism, made famous in America by the not-at-all-Jewish music star Madonna (maybe you’ve heard of her?). We made our way through the ancient streets of … Continue reading The City Where Kabbalah Was Born (Tzfat, Israel)

What I Packed For 10 Days in Israel

Shalom! I’m still in Israel but here’s what I packed for my 10 days (technically 11 with the first travel day) in Israel on Birthright: Bottoms: Two pairs of leggings, one pair of jeans. Tops: Three ribbed tank tops, one non-ribbed tank top, one short sleeved black shirt, one long sleeve black shirt, one cardigan 1 long-sleeved navy blue dress for Shabbat Sleeping pants & … Continue reading What I Packed For 10 Days in Israel

The 5 Weirdest Things I’m Bringing to Israel

I’m less than 48 hours out until I leave for 10 days in Israel! I’m a little nervous because a) I haven’t traveled with people in forever and b) what if I forget something?! Luckily, I’m an expert at making packing lists so tomorrow night I’m going to do one final double check to make sure I have everything. Oh, and I’m going to Israel, … Continue reading The 5 Weirdest Things I’m Bringing to Israel