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Seeing a cemetery on the itinerary was not necessarily an attractive notion. As an American who has seen the neat, white rows of tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, the notion of a military cemetery was one that seemed to be more uncomfor...

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The difference between a tourist and a witness
I now know the difference between being a tourist and being a witness. As I stood on a promenade this morning overlooking the majestic city of Jerusalem, I, Aaron Matthew Bloom, received my Hebrew name. In a circle surrounded by some of my newest friends, A...

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Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem!
Today was our first full day in Jerusalem and for many, their
first Shabbat in Israel. Shabbat began last night with a candle lighting service in
which some members of our trip shared their family’s traditions and employed
them in our candle lighting. We th...

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Happy New Year
After a wonderful night celebrating New Year's in Israel, we ventured off to Mt. Arbel for our first major hike of the trip.  Mt. Arbel sits on a rock canyon overlooking a Bedouin village and is filled with a lot of history.  It was originally built by the ...
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