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We’re doing it again… Israel Underwater Birthright

We're doing it again. Registration is now open for this summer's Israel Underwater Birthright Trip 2016. If you are (or know someone who is) Jewish, a certified scuba diver, between the ages of 18-26, and have not been to Israel since you began college, you're eligible for this once in a lifetime opportunity. In addition to touring Israel (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Tzfat, Masada, and the Dead Sea), we will dive in the pristine waters of the Red Sea ...


Taglit Birthright Israel “Underwater”

This summer saw the first Taglit Birthright Israel "Underwater" trip take place.  This trip was the first of its kind to expose and educate participants about Israel and her marine environment.  A group of 30 Americans were joined by 10 Israelis to experience Israel's wonders under the sea.  They learned "Water Torah" and strengthened their connections to Israel and the marine environment.  A story about the trip appeared in Israel HaYom entitled ...


Darkness Upon the Face of the Deep

Darkness upon the Face of the Deep –חשך על פני תהום Rabbi Ed Rosenthal “In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was null and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God hovered on the surface of the water.” (Gen.1:1-2). While we are taught that God is omnipresent and there is no place where the Divine presence does not dwell; there are ...