The Boiling Point

13th Grade: In Israel, lessons for life and a sustainable world

By Jaclyn Kellner, BP Emeritus

December 23, 2011

Sometimes I feel like everything on the farm revolves around food, but really everything revolves around everything. On the farm, where I’m in a semester-long Masa program called Eco Israel, a semester-long Masa program in Israel, study agriculture both in the classroom and hands-on in the field where I plant seeds that were saved from last season’s crop. Those seeds...

13th Grade: An Israel gap year of many worlds and viewpoints

By Lexi Gelb, BP Emeritus

June 3, 2011

As I write this article from my dorm room in Jerusalem, my favorite poster is smiling down on me. It is a big red poster featuring a photo of PM Bibi Netanyahu with bunny ears positioned haphazardly atop his balding head. Below it hangs an advertisement that I picked up in Ramallah encouraging me to join The Palestinian Circus School. Other adornments include the Chanukah...

13TH GRADE: Peace, hope and refugees -- just another day in a gap year

13TH GRADE: Peace, hope and refugees — just another day in a gap year

May 23, 2010

I’m writing right now from the center of Israel—not Jerusalem, the spiritual heartland, but the true center, Be’er Sheva, four hours in from both...

13TH GRADE: Basketball and learning: An Israel experience

By Jacob Moskowitz, BP Emeritus

March 18, 2010

There’s a lot going on here at Nativ. Different things happen every day, and each and every little detail added up makes the experience what it is --amazing. Therefore, telling you a few highlights is the easiest way to go. Pretty much every day during the week is the same. Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday I have class from 8:45 in the morning until 6:15 at night, with a...