Hanukkah, O Hanukkah….

So I ended last post with pictures of the wadis in the desert filled with oil. However, the very next day it rained and the whole valley started flooding. This definitely had potential devastating impacts on the oil spill but dams were made to try to contain the oil so it didn’t spill into Jordan. […]

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Here There Be Oil….

We had a fun potluck for our belated Thanksgiving, I made mashed potatoes and gravy, our academic director made a stuffed chicken. As I mentioned in the last blog it was postponed to the following Monday since students were gone on the Thursday of Thanksgiving. The best part about Thanksgiving is getting together and cooking together, […]

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The Group Goes to Jerusalem

If you take a look at the above image you can play a little game and see if you can spot three ibexes hanging out on the hill. Maybe this is really easy, I’ve looked at this picture enough times that they don’t seem camouflaged anymore so I really don’t know. One day we all […]

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When Cows Fly

Alrighty, as promised here are pictures from the second half of the anniversary celebration of Ketura’s 41st year as a Kibbutz. In addition to the skits and speeches made last time I posted, there was also a special wake for the dairy center on the kibbutz. It was done in the style of an irish […]

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Anniversaries and Birthdays

And really, aren’t they one and the same when you think about it? A birthday is just celebrating the anniversary of your birth after all. I mentioned before that the last day of our Negev Trip was on my birthday, but since the blog post ended there, I didn’t get to talk about the marvelous […]

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Wedding Time!

As things settle down (a month and a half in), the weeks get a little less crowded and my blogs might start being a little less often. Especially as I don’t bring my camera to some activities, such as a trail ride on horseback in the desert. An extremely fun part of the week, but […]

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Exploring the Desert

Everyone loves field trips and that was no exception for us! We started the week with a field trip for ecology learning about the ecology of the Arava desert and the ecology of the Red Sea. We started at a bird reserve just outside of Eilat, it’s a little late in the season so we […]

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It’s Not All About Hiking

Once a year, all the kibbutzim in the area get together and have a huge farmer’s market. Luckily for the students, we were here during that time! We all hopped on the bus and headed to a kibbutz just to the north of us and spent a few happy hours shopping around the booths and […]

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