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An eye-opening vacation

T&V associate editor takes trip to Israel

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Through funding from the Israeli government and private donors, the Taglit-Birthright organization allows almost any American with Jewish ancestry the chance to experience Israel through a 10-day trip throughout the country. 1,491 more words


"Good news camel lovers!"

Nobody likes to be left out of an inside joke and I’ll admit it, the quote “good news camel lovers” is an inside joke to my Taglit/Birthright 10 day trip to Israel. 693 more words

About breathing and waiting and breathing while waiting.

I just got home from the movies. Long story short – today I’m in love with Channing Tatum. And yes, actually that works out for me a lot better than being in love with an actual real person. 820 more words

True Story

Souvenirs from Israel

It’s incredible to me that I have been home from Israel for almost 2 weeks, which means I began my trip nearly a month ago. I have been mulling over what to write about since I got back, so much happened during my time there, and so much has happened since, it was hard to know where to begin. 1,124 more words


Preparing for Israel, exam results and stuff

This afternoon I went to a pre-orientation event for my upcoming trip to Israel with Birthright (in 4 weeks and 1 day). It was great to meet a few people who I will be travelling with. 266 more words


Theater and sirens (not the kind that was in Peter Pan)

So, we’re kind of in a sort of a war right now… I mean, the south is and we here in the north are supporting them VS  Facebook and the whole stuff that doesn’t really counts. 937 more words

True Story

Next Year in Jerusalem

I just got back from my latest adventure: a ten-day trip to Israel. I went with Taglit-Birthright, a program that gives Jewish young adults aged 18-26 the opportunity for a free trip to Israel—that’s right, free. 3,249 more words