Check out the following blog post from an Israel Outdoors alumn!
Israel. Culturally, it might be one of the more unique places on the planet. Founded by secular zionists, raised with a foot firmly planted in Jewish orthodoxy, and scarred by war, strife, and the most dynamic shift in demographics the world has ever seen – the loss of 6 million Jews in World War II. The roots of Israel’s people go back further than 3,000 years, but the Jews spent 2,000 of those years pushed out of the homeland by persecution at the hands of… well, just about everyone.
Today, Israel is an island of progression in a tragically depressed Middle East, which is torn asunder by infighting, war, bigotry, fear, and pain. I haven’t even begun to understand the political dynamism of the Middle East, but my time in Israel showed me a small part. Luckily, there’s a positive side to even the most battered countries in the world, and I was lucky enough to experience it during my time there. Read More!