Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Israel Rider Guest Blog: Living The Dream

    The first sight one sees from the airplane window upon touchdown in Israel is the very large lettering on the contemporary airport terminal proclaiming, Ben Gurion Airport, which is also the last sight one sees upon departing Israel. It’s a fitting welcome to Israel’s ultra-modern airport invoking the person most ...

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  • Israel Ride 2016

    From November 8th to 15th, the 2016 Israel Ride participants went on a unique journey to discover Israel on two wheels. This Israel Ride was the largest one so far, counting 177 riders, 12 non-rider participants, and over 60 crew members. The Israel Ride is held yearly by the Arava ...

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  • Director’s Blog: Setting Out on the Israel Ride

    This week Israel remembers the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin 21 years ago. Though the Arava Institute was founded a year after his assassination, the Institute was born in the spirit of optimism about the opportunity for peace which the Oslo Accords afforded. The paradigm of an irresolvable conflict between irreconcilable ...

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  • A rabbi in the desert: Ancient wisdom in modern environment

    Last week, I took my “The Bible as a Key to Environmental Thought” class to the Uvda Valley, behind Kibbutz Ketura. The Uvda Valley is home to over 150 archaeological sites, ranging from 10,000 to 6,000 years ago. We were met by Dr. Uzi Avner,  an extraordinary archaeologist with a ...

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