May 22, 2019

So you thought this post would be all about rest and relaxation. Yes, I had a little of that, but there is more to Mallorca than meets the eye, and I had a chance to see a few sides of the island, and learn about some fascinating Jewish(!) history.

I also had views like...

May 15, 2019

What an experience. I think I like Istanbul. It’s a very busy city.

For me, Istanbul is a bit of a transition point. Not only is it physically a city that spans two continents (Asia and Europe), literally two sides of a river, it also somewhat represents my shift from...

May 9, 2019

More adventures in Ukraine. Leaving Kharkov, I was skeptical about the time the cab was called for me as it was just about an hour before my flight took off. Who knew that there was literally no one at the airport and everything was super fast. So with another quick fl...

May 9, 2019

From Kiev I flew to Kharkov, which was one of my rougher travel days to this point. It was a very early flight and I had to pay extra because my carry-on was too heavy, and was just in a grumpy mood upon arrival. But I was met by Anna who works in Missions for JDC and...

May 9, 2019

In sitting down to write this I’m still in Ukraine. Posting it, I'm not. Reflections here will mostly be about Kiev, recognizing that there are similarities between the communities I’m visiting (and differences), but some might be more generalizations. In Ukraine I’m v...

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