February 25, 2017

Today was a very physically tiring day. We kicked off our day by exiting our hostel and moving on to climb Mount Arbel. We had a very easy way up to the top of the mountain but, the way down was much trickier. We had to maneuver our way around big rocks and boulders to make our way down to the bottom of the mountain. We then continued our journey into an Arab village where we enjoyed a delicious hummus lunch. From there we all went back to our wonderful host families, and prepared for Shabbat . We then went on to visit a very cool reform synagogue and had a wonderful Shabbat service with amazing singing and great Challah. Then, back to our host families for an amazing Shabbat dinner and an early night in. See you all soon! 

February 22, 2017

We had yet another amazing, jam-packed day here in Israel. We kicked off the day off the day with an exciting hot air balloon ride. The hot air balloon beautifully overlooked the city and landscape of Tel Aviv.  We were given a real perspective on how large the city is. We then continued our journey up to a poor Arab village called Jisr Az-Zarqa. We were given a wonderfully guided tour by a woman by the name of Genevieve. Genevieve is a Jewish French woman who made aliyah three years ago to Israel. She is getting a graduate degree in conflict management and her project is the village. The project is about how an Arab and Israeli got together to create a guest house to show how both groups of people can work together to reach a common goal and better the society that both live in. Genevieve brought us to the fisherman's beach and we walked around and learned about the history of the village. We walked up to a slight elevation where we saw the landscape of Jisr Az-Zarqa and the surr...

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