Matot

Matot

By: Rabbi Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives When August approaches in Israel, the temperatures rise and what was a mostly green landscape turns varying shades of brown. We are entering the hottest part of the summer when it is often over 90 degrees during the...
Pinhas

Pinhas

By: Rabbi Loren Sykes Director of Israel Immersives This week’s Torah portion in Israel, Parshat Pinhas, is chock full of interesting issues ranging from the Jewish calendar to the extremism, from explanations about why the Levites do not get a land inheritance at all...
My Desert Experience

My Desert Experience

By: Maya Tarnoff, Bus 8A When I first heard that we were camping in the desert for 4 days in a row, I was indifferent. I was worried about the lack of showers, toilets, and air conditioning in the scorching heat. But the first night when I saw the stars from my mat on...
Balak

Balak

By: Rabbi Loren Sykes – Director of Israel Immersives Despite being a very small country, Israel is an endless set of natural wonders! There is beauty everywhere. While the immediate area around The Dead Sea is desolate, just a few minutes away, there are...
Hukkat

Hukkat

By: Rabbi Loren Sykes- Director of Israel Immersives The end of the Torah portion we read in Israel this week, Parashat Hukkat, includes a list of many of the places our ancestors visited while wandering in the desert. Almost without exception, the list tells us...