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  • The First Day off of Lotan

    Travel Journal from Israel Tel Aviv, Israel | Mon Dec 20, 2010

    Today was my first full day off of Lotan, and it was tough. I experienced some serious reverse culture shock today. In the morning, I went with my parents to Har Hertzl. Some of the thoughts running through my mind were, “I did not create this conflict. I don’t want to be represented by this state. Why can’t we just live someplace where less people want to live? Call me …

    Israel: Peace, Justice and the Environment

  • dome alone

    Travel Journal from Israel Kibbutz Lotan, Israel | Fri Dec 17, 2010

            Dome alone As I walk alone through the neighborhood that was just a day ago full with laughter and friendly faces, I try to summarize in my mind these last four months. This mission is not easy since I must first arise above the emotions that are currently flooding my head and heart like title waves. I keep reminding myself that sadness has no room here- the memories are to beautiful …

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  • Lotan vs the world

    Travel Journal from United States Arizona, United States | Thu Dec 16, 2010

    It is always so overwhelming to leave Lotan and go back into the hustle bustle of Tel Aviv. Stepping off the bus, Noah, Emilie and I were like deer in the headlights. We scrambled around the bus station trying to find the right exit in a daze with our heaps of luggage. We finally reached the train station and then made it to the airport. At the airport, security was …

    Israel: Kibbutz Lotan Fall 2010

  • Jerusalem

    Travel Journal from Israel Jerusalem, Israel | Tue Nov 23, 2010

    Jerusalem. Wow. Where do I even begin? It was the most life-changing experiences I’ve had since I lived on a homestead. I’ve been hearing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since I can remember but I never really understood the gravity of the situation.  I thought we got a fair amount of different views of the conflict.  All of the Palestinians we met, however, were extremely peaceful and never once said that …


  • Pictures and Journal Entries from Kibbutz Lotan Fall 2010

    Travel Journal from Israel Kibbutz Lotan, Israel | Mon Dec 13, 2010

    All of my pictures and blog posts from my fall 2010 semester at Lotan can be viewed at:  http://web.mac.com/msoph/MSOPH/LOTAN.html

    Experience on Kibbutz Lotan