There Are No Words: Yad Vashem (Jerusalem, Israel)

Whenever I make it back to Israel it’s going to be for the sole purpose of going and spending another day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. After checking out of our hotel in Jerusalem and saying goodbye to our new Israeli friends, we got on the bus and drove to the outskirts of the city right on the edge of the Jerusalem Forest where Yad … Continue reading There Are No Words: Yad Vashem (Jerusalem, Israel)

The Truth About My Birthright Experience: It Was Epic! (& There Was a Little Propaganda.)

All of us in the Golan Heights, February 2019 I’d been home from Birthright for a week when I started writing this. I hadn’t really had a chance to process it yet. I’ve been jet lagged, back at work, and catching up with a few friends so really reflecting on this whole experience took a bit of a back seat. I know it sounds cliche … Continue reading The Truth About My Birthright Experience: It Was Epic! (& There Was a Little Propaganda.)

The Craziest Thing I Did In Israel (on Birthright)

On our second day in Israel we hopped on the bus at the unseemly hour of 8am and drove up to Mount Arbel in the Lower Galilee near the city of Tiberius. We were told, sort of (because information about what we were actually going to be doing on any given day was always less specific than we would’ve preferred), that we’d be going on … Continue reading The Craziest Thing I Did In Israel (on Birthright)

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)