Tag Archives: Israel

The Gates of Gath

For Professor Jill Katz, Archaeological Discovery Sheds Light on Heroics of King David A few weeks ago, my teenage son excitedly announced that “[my] archaeological site was trending on Facebook.” No matter that soon so many other stories would overtake it.  My existence and work were certified at that moment. “My” archaeological site is Tell es-Safi, the

A Summer in Jerusalem

Mechina Pathways Program Provides a Unique Israel Experience for College Students This summer marked the ninth year of Yeshiva University’s July in Jerusalem (JIJ) program, a month-long Israel experience for college students with limited backgrounds in Jewish studies that combines Torah learning, volunteering and group touring. Designed for students who were unable to spend a gap

In Israel, Helping Students Help Others

Wurzweiler’s Block Program Offers Israelis Cutting-Edge Social Work Education As a high school English teacher in Jerusalem, Rivkah Weiss found students frequently turned to her for advice and guidance. But although she loved helping them navigate the personal challenges they faced, Weiss was frustrated by the sense that she could only do so much for

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