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March 26, 2020

This week's blog post is a song written and performed by current fellow Amanda, who is living in the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood in Rishon LeZion. Our Rishon LeZion city coordinator, Yohannes, put his photography skills to good use and made this video...

March 12, 2020

It's hard not to notice,
Bright colours on sandy backdrops,
A thousand forgotten t-shirts,
Shattered bottles that glitter in the sun.

How red, yellow, green, blue, pink
Match the flowers that drip above our heads,
Speaking fertility, the Earth in bloo...

February 23, 2020

This week's blog post is written by Adam, a Yahel Social Change Fellow living in the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood in Rishon LeZion. 

One of the advantages of being European in Israel is that home is close and there are cheap flights, so my friends...

February 11, 2020

Tasha is a current Yahel Social Change Fellow living and volunteering in Lod. 

I have lived in many countries, but have never questioned my intentions of exploring a place as much as I have in this one. It was easy for others to understand why I wante...

February 3, 2020

This week's blog post is written by Lily, a Yahel fellow living in Lod. 

For twenty-three years I’ve gone through the motions. Almost robotically, I’ve moved through each of my major life experiences with an ease and a grace that I have never truly ta...

January 28, 2020

This week's blog post is written by Naomi, a Yahel Social Change Fellow currently living in Lod, Israel. 

     At a family barbecue last year, my father presented those in attendance with the question: are you a Zionist? It was almost laughable, the p...

January 23, 2020

Julieta is a Yahel Social Change Fellow volunteering in the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood of Rishon LeZion. 

     What forces drive someone to leave their home country to immigrate somewhere else? As the daughter of immigrants, and a first-generation imm...

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