MASA Building Future Leadership: Day 3

First I just want to say Happy Anniversary to my beautiful parents. They have been married for 30 years! Woah! Mom and dad, may you have more than 30 years of the same love and happiness you have shared in these past 30. Today was the special interest day of the seminar. I had signed […]

The Ripple Effects

I went into Jerusalem the day before the race. In order to run you had to pick up your bag that had your number, chip, t-shirt, and other materials inside. To get all of these things you had to go to the Expo Center, which is across the street from the central bus station. In […]

The Jerusalem Marathon

I did it! I ran my first competitive race. It was a 10K/ 6.4 miles, and Miriam and I finished in just an hour and ten minutes. The night before we ate a delicious and festive pre-run dinner of pasta with vegetables. I of course added some tofu to the mix. The next morning I […]

Jerusalem, If I Forget You

Jerusalem, if I forget you let my right hand forget what it’s supposed to do. This is a line from the song “Jerusalem” by Matisyahu. It was inspired by an actual psalm, If I ever forget you, Jerusalem, let my fingers wither and fall off like leaves. Since 2004 Jerusalem has remained relatively quiet and […]

Purim = My Favorite Holiday

If a few weeks ago someone were to have asked me, “Hey Lauren. What’s your favorite holiday?” I would have probably either said, “No clue.” Or, I would have lied and said Thanksgiving. Now don’t get me wrong, Thanksgiving is great! Nothing like getting together with your loved ones, watching football, and eating tasty food […]