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Amplify Israel Spring 2022 Project: Books with Jewish Representation
March 30, 2022

Amplify Israel Spring 2022 Project: Books with Jewish Representation

By Hannah Tourial & Oria Yosef in 2022
When a person thinks about Judaism represented in literature,they often think of Holocaust books. Many of these books are incredible and definite must-reads. However, sometimes we could all use a more modern Jewish story that...
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A Day in a Life as an Israeli Teenager
March 16, 2022

A Day in a Life as an Israeli Teenager

By Oria Yosef in 2022
Hi! My name is Oria Yosef, I’m 11th grader and I live in Yokneam Illit.  My day starts at school at 8:30 and sometimes I study on zoom. My two majors are physics and biology....
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Amplify Israel: Teen Music Playlist 2022
March 9, 2022

Amplify Israel: Teen Music Playlist 2022

By Chloe Hutt & Lidor Itach in Israel
Our project is to show each other what songs we like as well as songs that will represent our countries and their cultures. We decided to make a playlist: 5 songs from each country. Click here...
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Lupercalia Celebration
March 2, 2022

Lupercalia Celebration

By Bess Needle in Israel
At my school, I’m taking Latin as a language and I’m in the club for it called JCL. (Junior classical League(Otherwise known as Latin Club). Recently we had an event called Lupercalia, basically Rome’s Valentine’s...
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A Day in My Life
March 2, 2022

A Day in My Life

By Eyal Amzaleg in Israel
Hello, my name is Eyal Amzaleg and I’ll be telling you about a day in my life, so lets get started. The first thing I do is wake up at 6:45 to take a cold...
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My Gap Year Journey
February 28, 2022

My Gap Year Journey

By Matthew Aftergut in 2022
I’ve recently begun my journey into Jerusalem after 4 months in Tel Aviv. Through the months in Tel Aviv I learned about the differences of culture, ecological aspects in industrial cities, and how to manage...
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