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Caleb Stutman-Shaw

Caleb Stutman-Shaw

Writing of Students Caleb Stutman-Shaw I had been looking forward to the service since May. The moment I decided to come to Israel, my mom, in her Rabbinic excitement, made sure to tell me to attend Kabbalat Shabbat services with Nava Tehila. Nava Tehila is a group...

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Impact Month

Impact Month

Writing of Students Impact Month by Harper Green When Big Idea started back in September, I was really excited to learn about web development and expand my programming skills. I wanted to take away a new skill set that could help me in my future endeavors, as well as...

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Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

Writing of Students Couch to 5K by Tiffany Salzberg A large part of my life is health and fitness. This passion goes beyond working out, and is more than just a “diet.” I put great emphasis on physical activity. I do plyometric workouts six days a week. I prefer...

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Israel Packing List

Israel Packing List

Writing of Students  Israel Packing List! Clothing  Hiking boots (broken in!!). Preferably waterproof Water shoes with firm bottoms and straps (Keens, Tevas...)  Hat for hiking (a must!!) T-shirts  Long sleeve shirts  Sweaters/Sweatshirts  Jeans/pants/leggings...

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Hebrew Slang

Hebrew Slang

Quarantine Workout  Hebrew Slang My name is Josh Glucksman and I am an 18-year-old Chicagoan living in Jerusalem in Aardvark Israel. Although I have only lived here for a few months, I have quickly realized that knowing basic Hebrew is life-or-death. Okay, not in the...

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Quarantine Workout

Quarantine Workout

Quarantine Workout  Quarantine Workout by Josh Glucksman If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last year, I am sure the phrase “14-day quarantine” will ring a bell, and possibly stir up some strong emotions. It definitely did for me when I was told that upon...

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Monopoly Jerusalem

Monopoly Jerusalem

Monopoly Jerusalem  Monopoly Jerusalem by Zach Buller & Ussishkin 10 Twenty-one sites. Eight hours. One city. When my roommates and I played Jerusalem-themed Monopoly during quarantine, we hatched a plan. The board would be our roadmap, and with featured locations...

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Space IL

Space IL

Writings of the Students  Space IL I began interning for SAGI & Co. early last month, and I have only positive things to say about my experience to date. From the first meeting, the CEO and founder of the multi-layered marketing company, Yaron Sagi, as well as his...

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Rabbi Sacks

Rabbi Sacks

Writings of the Students  Rabbi Sacks We came out of Shabbat last night to big news from around the world. After learning updates about the US Elections, came the surprising and terribly sad news that the former Chief Rabbi of England, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks had...

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Kibbutz Ketura Reflection

Kibbutz Ketura Reflection

Writings of the Students  Kibbutz Ketura reflection by Josh Glucksman “From desert to garden” is a phrase often used to describe the unique and arguably miraculous climatic condition of Israel. Through ingenious agricultural innovation, strong environmental values and...

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Yom Kippur Student Blog

Writings of the Students  Yom Kippur Student Blog I watched the sky turn from a light blue to a pale pink as I stood on the steps facing the Leonardo Plaza. The clock slowly ticking away the minutes until my friends and I could gorge on a break-fast meal. I took it...

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An Open Letter to Covid-19

An Open Letter to Covid-19

Writings of the Students  An Open Letter to Covid-19 Dear Coronavirus, When you abruptly took the world on by storm, unannounced with a complete disregard for the seemingly momentous and transitional period of life I was entering, I resented you. I have lost...

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The things I learned in quarantine

The things I learned in quarantine

Writings of the Students  The things I learned in quarantine Judah Huberman-Shlaes Quarantine, especially one mandated by the government, seems daunting at worst, and at best, is an incredible nuisance, especially with four strangers. Having quarantined with my family...

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Rosh Hashana and Hair Donation

Rosh Hashana and Hair Donation

Writings of the Students  Rosh Hashana and Hair Donation A Rosh Hashana message from one of our students Yael Schwartz from Rockville, Maryland. After growing out my hair for several years, one of the first things I did out of quarantine was get it all chopped off....

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