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New Content Is Coming

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by stretch

I’ve been too busy lately to write any blog posts, but I have been collecting anonymous stories about what the Federation has meant to people.  Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing them with you here. –Jason Moss

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Thoughts on today’s 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and MLK, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by Jason Moss

Today is a monumental day for our country. It was 50 years ago today, that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” Speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, following the March on Washington. However, while this speech, in many ways, culminated a profoundly important fight, I fee like we […]

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L’hitraot Israel – Until we see you again

Posted on: January 7th, 2013 by Jason Moss No Comments

Hebrew is a beautiful language and I wish I knew how to speak it. Of course it would have been extremely helpful on this trip. Although Israelis learn English in school and all of the street signs and other things are in English, there is something about speaking the language of the country you visit. […]

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O Jerusalem… How I Love Thee

Posted on: January 6th, 2013 by Jason Moss No Comments

There is nothing like waking up and knowing that you will get to spend the day in Jerusalem. And that was what was on tap as our itinerary today was focused in the Old City of Jerusalem. And did we ever. To give us a good perspective of the walled city of Jerusalem (now called […]

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Leaving the North before heading up to Jerusalem

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013 by Jason Moss No Comments

Today our travels took us out of Tiberias and away from the Sea of Galilee and headed to the coast. In many ways, we went back in time as we headed to Haifa and Akko. Our first stop was at the old city of Akko, originally developed and built by the 1st Crusaders who called […]

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Some observations from Israel….about Israel

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 by Jason Moss No Comments

Instead of the stop by stop blog entry for today (okay… maybe I will at least list where we stopped and what we saw) I thought I would share some insight I have gained while in Israel. First… today’s stops. We started at Beit Shean and saw ruins from the Hellenistic period. From there we […]

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The Golan Heights – Its Beauty and Its Necessity

Posted on: January 1st, 2013 by Jason Moss No Comments

First, let me begin by wishing you a very Happy New Year. It has been an extremely long day here in Israel. It also felt a bit weird being that the country does not make a big deal about New Years. There are no parades, no football games, nothing. While they understand that it is […]

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Secret Bullets, Cave Exploration, Time with Bedouins and the Dead Sea

Posted on: December 30th, 2012 by Jason Moss No Comments

After three days (only 2 if you don’t count the day we arrived), we left Tel Aviv having seen many sights and experiences, we began our trek down to the Dead Sea. But, on the way we made a few very special stops along the way. The first was just outside of Rehovet at a […]

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Day Two – Tel Aviv – From the beginning to Today

Posted on: December 28th, 2012 by Jason Moss No Comments

It has already been a fantastic start to the trip. After getting up and having an amazing breakfast at the hotel (and when I say amazing… I really mean it.) Our travels started by boarding our bus and heading to Yafo and taking a short walk around the old city of Yafo. During our walking […]

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The journey has just begun

Posted on: December 27th, 2012 by Jason Moss No Comments

It has already been a bit of a hectic start of the trip. Before we left LA, we were supposed to be a group of 21 heading to Israel. Unfortunately, due to a freak injury, our numbers were reduced by two. And, while I hope it is not an ominous start to our trip, our […]

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