Israel Mifgash – Day 9 (Final Day)

Israel Mifgash – Final Day Shabbat morning had a different vibe to it, and not just because it was shabbat. While we all woke up in what by now have become our comfortable homes, it didn’t feel like just another day on the trip. Probably, because it was the last one. Following a morning ofContinue reading “Israel Mifgash – Day 9 (Final Day)”

Israel Mifgash – Day 5

Israel Mifgash – Day 5 Four talked about the pine tree.  One defined it by genus, species, and variety. One assessed its disadvantages for the lumber industry. One quoted poems about pine trees in many languages. One took root, stretched out branches, and rustled. Born in Romania, Holocaust survivor and renowned Israeli poet Dan PagisContinue reading “Israel Mifgash – Day 5”

Israel Mifgash Day 3

Israel Mifgash – Day 3 Sunday, which is Israel’s Monday – to our student’s confusion – has arrived, and with it the anticipated journey to Jerusalem. We gathered at Hugim, exchanged impressions from Shabbat, and quickly proceeded to take part in one of Israel’s favorite past times – sitting in traffic. The new(ish) Rt. 6Continue reading “Israel Mifgash Day 3”

Boston Mifgash – Days 5 & 6 – American Jews

One of the main goals of the Boston Mifgash is to reveal to the Haifa students a secret that is usually well-kept in Israel – the existence of a thriving, diverse, and fascinating American-Jewish community. These past two days, perhaps more than all the rest, were designed as a vertical and horizontal overview of theContinue reading “Boston Mifgash – Days 5 & 6 – American Jews”