A Special Shoutout

Hello anyone reading this blog post! It’s Yoella, haven’t written in a while. Let me catch you up a little in my life. After finishing Shvil Yisrael, I hadn’t quite scratched my itch for the desert. I ended up heading back down south to hike around the desert for a week or so planning on…

Nava in Africa

Dear friends and family, I write to you from the blistering heat of the Jordan valley, home of the best dates, best spring in all of Israel, and the highest recorded temperature in all of the Middle East. I have been learning here in a girls yeshiva for the past few weeks. There are just…

Wanjikus Story

  Here is Wanjiku Emuna’s telling of how she found Judaism. I met Wanjiku during my travels in Africa HOW OUR GROUP START TO HELP YOU IN YOUR STORY. Hashem help you understart our beginning. It in June 1990 after hearing a commanding voice of keeping and observing the Shabbat which I did not know,…

Finally Dan!

We write to you hairy, muscular, and exhausted from our end destination of Kibbutz Dan (pronounced “done” not “dayn”). Last night, we were sitting around a campfire on a farm outside of Ramot Naftali enjoying some fire-roasted veggies and chestnuts (not as simple as the Christmas jingle — our chestnuts came out black ash) when…

Wish us luck, join in the muck!

It finally happened. We officially jinxed the weather. We’ve been so proud of the amazing conditions we lucked out to be enduring throughout the desert. We boasted when told, “You guys ruined the winter!” Now, karma has caught up with us. Yesterday we had a beautiful but slippery hike and found shelter in a cabin…

Becoming a Beach Bum

This week, we walked from one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem, to a city that the both of us avoid, Tel Aviv. From Tel Aviv we walked north along the shores of the Mediterranean. So we spent our last week weaving through beach bums, jelly fish and main highways, how’s that for…

Boker Tov Yerushalayim

Shalom shalom friends and family! I write to you from Tzubah. So what is Tzubah? In order to really explain what it is, one would have to carry home a large stack of history books in order to cover all the time periods that have left a mark on this hill. Luckily, wiki can gather…