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Chevron Trip Blog- OU Israel Travel

Published June 20, 2017

  OU Israel Travel Chevron Trip Story by:  Phil & Ruth Esther Fine   Mark Twain wrote on his visit there in 1867, “Palestine, sits in sackcloth and ashes.” But little did he know what was to come. And although Chevron, Israel’s second-holiest city and home to roughly 700 Jews and 250,000 Arabs, isn’t as…

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OU Trip: Backstage Tour of Tel Aviv’s Opera House and Sarona Summary of a wonderful trip by Chana Leah Aiken One of the many pleasures of living in Israel is the endless variety of places to go and things to see.  Yesterday, a large group of touring enthusiasts visited Israel’s Center for the Performing Arts…

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Tiveria and Kfar Tavor

Published May 2, 2015

Tiveria and Kfar Tavor A twelve hour tiyul with Chana L Aiken-wow.  Chana is extremely professional.  Her knowledge of the nooks and crannies of the land is astounding.  Before we even reached our first destination, we had the gift of an intense couple of hours where she covered the history of גן התחמושת , the…

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On Monday, June 8, a crowd of over 50 participants were enthralled by the head of the Strategic Planning Authority of the IDF, Col. Danny Tirza  We explored the security fence in three areas around Jerusalem and saw the crossover and checkpoints used to travel to and from the West Bank areas.  The charismatic and…

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A Day in the Southern Hevron

Published May 1, 2015

A Day in the Southern Hevron Benji Berlin our tour guide did- an excellent job of connecting the stories in tanach to the names of the yishuvim we visited.  The area is so rich with our history and he gave us a sense of how we are following in the footsteps of Yehoshua and Dovid…

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Lag B’Omer yachting trip blog

Published May 3, 2015

Miriam Esris The day was Lag B’Omer. The Israeli sunshine was too gorgeous to miss. A busload of people were on their way to Herzliya.  All were anticipating the ride on yachts upon arriving.  We were given an orientation so we knew what to expect.  Finally the time arrived to board the yachts.  This was…

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