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Volunteering on a kibbutz in Israel

Volunteering on a kibbutz in Israel

During her gap year in 1973, Gracie—a non-Jew—spent several months working on a kibbutz in Israel. Her time there was sandwiched between the murder of Israeli athletes and coaches at the summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany and the Yom Kippur War between Israel and a coalition of Arab states. Q: How did you know about the kibbutz movement? A: A girl I went to school with moved to Israel with her family and she sent letters … Read entire article »

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Gap year in places unlike home

Gap year in places unlike home

Editorial: Everyone who watched the recent British royal wedding of Will and Kate probably heard that Prince William—like many Brits—took a gap year between high school and university. During that year he took survival exercises with the Welsh Guards in Belize (sleeping in a hammock strung between trees), volunteered in Chile (where he helped construct walkways from log posts and taught English in local schools), and worked on a dairy farm in the UK (rising before … Read entire article »

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