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OU Israel India adventure blog-Day 4

Published February 9, 2016
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  Well, we were warned that this trip would not be about rest and relaxation! After waking up at 3:15 AM, we drove to the airport with some tired travellers and many boxes and suitcases, plus a Sefer Torah that Ralphy got for us from his shul. We flew to Delhi and transferred planes to…

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OU Israel India adventure blog-Days 2 and 3

Published February 8, 2016
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 OU Israel India adventure blog-Days 2 and 3   Sorry for the delay in blogging but it is very hard to find a block of time to sit down and type! So Friday morning we were up early for a boat ride on the Arabian Sea to an island where Ari and Ari would show…

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Welcome to the OU Israel India adventure blog!   Through this medium we hope to give you frequent updates of what we have seen and experience on our 13 day experience in India with Ari and Ari (Greenspan and Zivotovsky!)   Thursday February 4, Day 1    We arrived in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay)…

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Taking Masada to New Heights

Published February 3, 2016
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By Talya Adler A very special Bnei-Mitzvah celebration If you have had the pleasure of visiting Masada, you probably remember waking up at dawn to hike its steep cliff or perhaps you recall the dramatic story of its former inhabitants. For OU Israel Free Spirit: Birthright Israel participants, Masada will be remembered as the place…

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Celebrating Chanuka OU Israel Style

Published December 20, 2015
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Celebrating Chanuka OU Israel Style OU Israel marked the 7th day of Chaunka with a truly unique Chanuka celebration. OU Israel staff sat alongside family and friends to commemorate not only the Chag but also the incredible accomplishments that the OU Israel staff achieve on a daily basis.     Audience members were first treated…

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Written by  Laura Ben David (director of marketing of Shavei Israel) It’s been more than a year since I fell in love with a special people known as the Bnei Menashe. Hailing from Northeast India, it is for Israel that they long. Believed to be descended of the Lost Tribe of Menashe, exiled 2700 years…

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This past September a very special flight touched down at Ben Gurion airport. Aboard were members of the ancient Jewish community in India known as the Bnei Menashe. After 2,700 years our brothers have finally returned home. From the airport many of these Olim embarked on their new lives in Kiryat Shmona, Tiberias, and Nazareth…

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