Category Archives: Israel

Diary of an Introvert – Episode Three

[Content Warning: this post discusses outsider syndrome in-depth, touching on intersectionalities of cisnormativity, fatphobia, ableism, heteronormativity and mononormativity. There’s an easier-to-read prelude of sorts that I storified from my twitter here: http://storify.com/FluffySama/diary-of-an-introvert-episode-3 if after reading that it doesn’t seem triggery/problematic you should … Continue reading

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I Wore a Kippah

I played with the clips on the inside of my kippah that I bought in Israel, studying the knitted pattern in swirling blues, white and black. I’d felt almost a calling. A whisper at the back of my head. “Where … Continue reading

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Day Nine

In this, dear readers, I can be brief (I hope)! Day Nine was LONG and filled with many stops in Jerusalem to discuss the implications of the occupation of Palestinian territories and the history therein. We started by traveling to … Continue reading

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Days Seven and Eight

  By far, dear readers, these were the days that I both anticipated and dreaded the most. That I knew I would get the most out of, and have the hardest time. These were the days of Tzfat, Tzippori, the … Continue reading

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Days Five and Six

You may have noticed that I missed a day again, dear readers. That’s because for Shabbat (day five of our trip, and Saturday) I was so focused on resting that by the time I found time to blog again, it … Continue reading

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Days Three and Four

As you may have noticed, I missed day three in my blogging. I had a good reason: Day three was long and mentally draining; by the time we were released on our own recognizance (about 9:30pm) I was exhausted. I … Continue reading

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Day Two

Day two dawned bright and early at 6am. I had intended to wake up earlier than my roommates but they were both way ahead of me! I’m surprised, though; I slept extremely well, and I woke up refreshed and ready … Continue reading

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Day One and a Half

As I sit on the bus, waiting for the group to get comfortable for our trip into Jerusalem, I’m blown away by the immensity of the truth. We are in Israel. Gorgeous, hot, sunny, wonderful Israel. While our trip to … Continue reading

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In Six Days

I’ll be going to New York to spend the night in a hotel room to ensure that I’m on time for the next day The next day is the real game changer. That’s the day that I’ll go back to … Continue reading

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Today I cut my hair

I leave for The Land of Milk and Honey on June 3rd. In some ways this haircut is symbolic. A ritualistic shedding of the old to allow the growth of the new. In other ways, I really just needed a … Continue reading

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