Wayfaring

adjective
1. (of a person) traveling on foot.

15
Jun
2015
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For the Kids

After a purposeful hiatus where I felt the need to fully experience Israel and avoid turning every event into my next blog post, I am back on track to my normal, blogging self. It was good to step back from taking a step back and I believe I am better for it. And as my last...
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10
May
2015
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A Woman’s Role

Israel is a place of organized chaos and once you know the rules of no rules, you can get by barely scathed. Most of the quirks of Israel can be learned through experience, but there are some aspects of this somewhat complicated lifestyle that need some face-to-face explaining. That’s where I find myself thinking about...
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28
Apr
2015
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Sorrow, Celebration and Everything Inbetween

Never have I understood more about a country in just a few days than I have this week in Israel. In the span of a week which commemorates the Holocaust, remembers fallen soldiers of the IDF and terror victims as well as celebrates the birth of the country, Israel experiences a spectrum of emotion that...
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14
Apr
2015
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Familial Wayfaring

Israel received quite the treat this Passover (a Jewish holiday where schools and most Israeli businesses close down for 2 weeks and more importantly, the existence of bread is banned). Mom and pops were finally able to take the big flight across the pond to visit their Dani dearest in the holy land for a two-week, cross-country excursion....
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5
Apr
2015
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Lessons on Jewish Leadership

Thanks to Masa, a Jewish organization funded by The Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel, this past week was full of learning and collaborating. Although I’m not sure it was the kind of learning and collaborating these Jewish institutions had planned for the 80 of us who were selected to take part in the 5-day...
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16
Mar
2015
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Wayfaring Miss Meets Berlin

As you could probably guess, my recent solo trip to Berlin was full of wayfaring, both purposely and accidentally. I decided to go alone in hopes of gaining some more traveling confidence. I wanted to force myself to go to hostel without a safety net and meet new people. Force myself to find that museum...
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11
Mar
2015
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Half Marathon Happenings

On February 27, I ran for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could run that long and consistently without feeling completely nauseated, bored or physically unable. Completing a 13-mile run was something so invigorating – I wouldn’t go as far to say outer-body – but the experience...
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23
Feb
2015
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Reality and Red Flowers

Reality dropped like a bomb yesterday after visiting Sderot, a small city in the Negev bordering Gaza. Pun intended. We stopped and toured at a moshav, a cooperative of families that live together, work together, and pray together. Unlike a kibbutz, members of a moshav are more independent in that they receive their own paychecks and...
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7
Feb
2015
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Halfway to Nowhere

Halfway through my “find yourself” experience, I found myself visiting the city of Jerusalem where, unfortunately, I did everything but find myself. Jerusalem is the only city in the world where multiple religions find significant holiness and the only city in the world where I felt uncomfortable for not being Jewish enough. Although it’s important...
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29
Jan
2015
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A New Cause, “A New Dawn”

I couldn’t say exactly what made me so apprehensive to visit Rahat, a city outside of Be’er Sheva, Israel where 60,000 Bedouins have settled over the past 20 years. Maybe it was the fact that I didn’t know a single word of Arabic. Maybe it was the fact that I was wearing pants and showing my...
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