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Upper Jew Camp: Going Home

Upper Jew Camp: Going Home

Upper Jew Camp, Cleveland, Georgia Where it rains every goddamn day Give me a break Oh lordy Give me a break Oh lordy Give me a break I ain’t had one all year  There’s only one place in the world where you would sing that song. Because there’s only one Upper Jew Camp. And that’s...
My Israeli Adventure: Day 5 (Tel Aviv & Jaffa)

My Israeli Adventure: Day 5 (Tel Aviv & Jaffa)

My last day in Israel was my only day in Tel Aviv. True to form, our group of 13 woke up early to get a jump on the day.Our first stop was Independence Hall, where Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed in 1948. The tour included a really fascinating recounting of the history of Tel...
My Israeli Adventure: Day 4 (B'nai Mitzvah)

My Israeli Adventure: Day 4 (B’nai Mitzvah)

On the (early) morning of Day 4, we headed over to the Haas Promenade. A piece of land that overlooks Old Jerusalem. Where God first showed Jerusalem to Abraham. Not too shabby.Our group was dressed in their Sunday best as we got off of the bus and made our way over to the area that...
My Israeli Adventure: Day 3 (Pottery, Tanks, Soldiers & Bugles)

My Israeli Adventure: Day 3 (Pottery, Tanks, Soldiers & Bugles)

Day 3 of My Israeli Adventure started out pretty early because our party of 13 had to make our way out to Beit Guvrin National Park. All I knew about the day’s itinerary was that we were going on an archaeological dig.And as with so much of this week-long trip, I didn’t ask any questions...
My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Food)

My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Food)

After a short, silent bus ride from Yad Vashem, our group ended up at the market. Not just any market. It’s called Mahane Yehuda. And it’s also known simply as “The Shuk.” We handed ourselves, and our stomachs, over to Tali Friedman. Tali is a well known Parisian-trained, Israeli chef with a culinary studio located...
My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Tears)

My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Tears)

Our second full day in Jerusalem was one of extremes. Extreme sadness while visiting Yad Vashem, the Holocaust history museum. And giddy happiness while touring Machne Yehuda, a food market full of amazing tastes, smells and sounds. First thing in the morning, at Yad Vashem, we got to know our guide Hazy Flint. I had...