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Museum Pretends to be an Airport Terminal

Photo: The mock airport terminal includes a duty-free shop. The Museum of the Jewish People has temporarily transformed itself into an “airport terminal” so children and families can “travel” the world both in-person and virtually despite ongoing air travel limited due to COVID-19 safety concerns. There’s even a “Museum Airlines” to help visitors’ imaginations take…

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An unexpected gap year adventure

Phot: Ben Wahba with some of the friends he met while visiting Ethiopia By Ben Wahba My name is Ben Wahba, I’m from Portland, OR and I’m living in Tel Aviv for the semester. I will be attending the University of Oregon next year, Home of the Ducks! I heard about Aardvark Israel from my…

Orthodox Outdoors

Are you MoDox? If you don’t know what MoDox means, you’re not alone. The latest slang word is a hybrid of Modern and Orthodox and helped Jodi Berris attract a hip, fun-loving demographic of Jews to her Outdoor Adventure Shabbaton. More than 74 Jews from around the world came to Oregon to hike, eat and…

Exploring their Birthright

Sababa – loosely translated from Hebrew, it means, “It’s all good.” In June a bus of young adults from the Portland and Tucson areas shared this sentiment as they were whisked across Israel in a free 10-day whirlwind tour courtesy of Taglit-Birthright Israel. We journeyed together on an adventure of a lifetime through the desert…