Journey to Poland and Israel

Apr 4

In her essay, “Split at the Root: An Essay on Jewish Identity,” Adrienne Rich recalls sitting alone in a theater watching films of the allied liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Rich writes, “I had to try to figure out by myself what this did indeed mean for me. That I had never been taught [...continue]

Apr 3

We are all trying to put the last two weeks into some kind of perspective—not only how we can take our experiences into the classroom and our satellite, but how our experiences in Poland and Israel with continue to impact other areas of our lives. We began our last day as always … 1,2,3, 4, [...continue]

Apr 2

The Sublime Masada – “They’re ridin’ camels like they’re their cars!” As we journeyed from Jerusalem to the Judean Desert, we were intrigued by sudden terrain changes, majestic mountains, Bedouin villages, and the locals saddling up their camels. When we arrived, 12 brave members of our party decided to hike to the top of Masada [...continue]

Apr 1

“Entering a place one way and exiting it another.”  We have come to realize that everywhere we go on this trip we find ourselves entering places we have never seen  before, but may have preconceived notions and feelings about, and leave them changed forever.  Today, especially, was a day of entering and exiting; we seemed [...continue]

Mar 31

From every corner of the Romanesque Catholic church in the Arab village of Abu Gosh we hear the harmony and contradictions of Israel. It is not the song we often hear in the news, which tells us that this is a land of chaos and I am reminded the solution is in the details. The [...continue]

Mar 30

DAY ONE IN ISRAEL By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they carried us away captive required of us a song…. How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land? Remember, [...continue]


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