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Holy

Serena Runyan

March 20, 2014


Filed under Living in History, Web Only

Jerusalem is a holy city. A bridge between the material and the spiritual. Many would say between the earth and the heavens. But what is holy?: "Connected to a god or a religion/ religious and morally good" –– Merriam-Webster. As I walk home through the botanical gardens on a warm Thursday after...

“Mi Col Ha-Olam”: A Month in Ulpan

Serena Runyan

February 23, 2014


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It's become exceptionally beautiful and warm in Jerusalem the past few days, so as the weather changes and the academic semester begin, its become time to reflect on my month in Ulpan and shift to a new aspect of my time here. Ulpan is a rather intensive program in Israel to teach people Hebrew, and...

Backtracking: Ten Days with Birthright

Serena Runyan

February 6, 2014


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As I mentioned earlier,  my Birthright trip was a medium through which I stopped feeling like a tourist here and started to be able to envision myself being a living part of Israel. As things become more and more familiar, and as I finally finish putting up pieces of home around my room, I backtrac...

Finally Settled

Serena Runyan

January 30, 2014


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I'm sitting in my apartment in Jerusalem, Israel, where I am studying abroad this semester at Hebrew University with the DOME program: Dynamics of the Middle East. I came here primarily for the academic content of my program: politics, religion, peace and conflict, etc.- to fix the knowledge gap I have...

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Isabel Mills

October 3, 2013


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Twenty-five years ago, conductor Yaacov (Yaki) Bergman didn't know where Walla Walla was. Nonetheless, his great desire to be a director led him all the way from his small hometown kibbutz in Israel to the Walla Walla Symphony. Bergman began playing the violin when he was very young. He went on to...

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