Posted by Lena Freund, Washington, DC Quiet suits Jerusalem. It's early on a winter Saturday morning outside the Dan Panorama Hotel and nothing is moving. As we walk through the first neighborhoods of Jewish Jerusalem, the streets are empty of all of the week's traffic; there is not a sound in this city except for our footsteps and the splash of a quiet rain hitting asphalt and concrete. Here, in the city at the center of the world, is the truest peace I've ever known. As author Naomi Shihab Nye wrote, "where does one go after here?" Read the rest of this blog »


Taglit-birthright israel is back in action. Remember your trip with birthright? Do you want to share your experiences with the world? JPost.com is giving you the opportunity to send in your stories from birthright and have them posted on the site. Tell us how birthright changed your life! Did you move to Israel? Do you plan to? Meet the love of your life? Expand your horizons? Develop an intense love of the desert? We want to know! Do you have amazing photos? Send them too! Feel free to write up to 550 words, in any style you like. Send your stories to My Birthright. (Please include your name and location in your entry) Read other entries »
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