Spain and Israel 2010

Day 20 – July 20th

by Matthew Goldkind Yesterday night started Tishah B’Av (the day that the 10 spies came back with a negative report about Israel, the day both temples were destroyed, and the day the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492), which … Continue reading »

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Day 19 – Monday, July 19

by Ben Parzow To start off, this day was the most important one on our trip for it marked the culmination of all that we have learned in our three weeks abroad.  In the morning after a quick breakfast, we … Continue reading »

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July 18

Dear Parents, The adventures of SOS continue to be some of the most powerful and singular life experiences.  How do we capture in words the tapestry of experiences that are being woven and absorbed from thousands of years of history, … Continue reading »

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Day 18 – July 18 , Sunday

by David Nebb Today we started the day touring the old city and we visited the Western Wall. This was a really special moment for the whole group, especially for the first timers. After we left the old city we … Continue reading »

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Day 17 – Saturday July 17, 2010

by Ethan Broner Jerusalem -First we woke up -Then we ate breakfast -Then we went to synagogue -Then we went back to the hotel -Then we chilled for about an hour -Then we ate lunch -Then we went to the … Continue reading »

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Day 16 – Friday, July 16th, 2010

by Natalie Marks The days are going by so quickly that when we woke up Friday morning, we didn’t even realize it was Friday, or that we only had four days left of our wonderful SOS trip. The days are … Continue reading »

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Day 15 – July 15, 2010

by Julianna Nechin Today we woke up in Haifa. We went to the Achmadee Mosque. We learned a lot about how people in Islam pray and what some of their beliefs are. We heard a man speak about coexistence and … Continue reading »

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Day 14 – July 14, 2010

by Susie Klein I love Saphira Tessler At 7:30 a.m. we departed Kibbutz Gonen for Tzfat.  We started our tour by connecting our visit with out visit to Spain.  The Sefardic Jews inhabited Tzfat for many years and we walked … Continue reading »

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Day 13 – July 13, 2010

by Laura Scavo Tuesday started off with a lovely tour of the De Karina Boutique Chocolate factory in the Golan Heights. Our tour began with a short video describing the evolution of chocolate and the history of the Boutique. After … Continue reading »

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Day 11 – Sunday, July 11th and Monday, July 12th

by Haley Cohen We woke up at 4 am, and for once everyone was on time. Even though we were sad about leaving our new friends in Gibraltar, we were all very eager to get to Granada  which was supposed … Continue reading »

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Day 9 – July 9, Shabbat

by Ben Parzow Shabbat dinner experience in Gibraltar Ethan and I had the pleasure of sharing the mitzvah of shabbat with the Benggio’s, a prominent Jewish family in Gibraltar. There, we were introduced to the patriarch of the house, Mesod, … Continue reading »

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Day 9 – July 9, Shabbat

by Shira Becker Shabbat dinner experience in Gibraltar Friday night services at the Shaarei Shemayim synagogue was very interesting and exciting because the group was able to get a Sephardic sense of davening following new tunes, and trying out new … Continue reading »

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Day 9 – July 9, Shabbat

by Hannah Becker It was our second SOS Shabbat together in an entirely new place, Gibraltar. We spent our last few hours before Shabbat walking down the beautiful streets browsing with SOS family members absorbing the safe and friendly culture … Continue reading »

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Day 9 – July 9, Friday

by Gabe Snider Hey there blog-readers!! Okay, so Friday morning at 10:30, all of us started walking to the Rock of Gibraltar.  The rock was steep and it was hot, but we all sang some songs to help us forget … Continue reading »

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Day 8 – July 8, Thursday

by Shookie Eisdorfer On Thursday, the first thing that we did was pray all together in our hotel- the guys were wearing tefillin and the girls were listening to Aviva talk about the meaning of prayer. We prayed in a … Continue reading »

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