Current Events and Culture in Israel

Our 8th graders have been busy exploring culture and current events in Israel. We have spent time mapping restaurants in Jerusalem and choosing dishes we’d like to try, exploring ancient and modern poetry about Jerusalem, evaluating bias in news articles about Israeli current events, and this evening, exploring Women of the Wall, a group dedicated to promoting the ability of women to read Torah, wrap tefilin, wear a tallit, and pray out loud in the women’s section of the Western Wall. We have been busy preparing for our trip by learning about sites we will be visiting and bonding as a group.