Monday, November 30, 2009


Written by Michael:

It's less than 24 hours until take off! I believe I speak for both Josh and myself in saying words cannot describe our excitement. As a preface to this blog, I would like to explain some of our plans, expectations and hopes.

Both of us have spent a majority of our education in Jewish Day Schools. But having always sought our own answers, we arrived at our own conclusion, often in conflict to those around us. But whereas in the past we only could speak on behalf of what we had heard and read, I hope that our travels will offer the opportunity to develop, reaffirm, or maybe establish new beliefs based on our visit to the region and first-hand experience.

This blog will hopefully serve as an outlet to share our experiences with friends, family, and those interested in learning more about the conflict back home. The work we will be doing while in the area is very minimal compared to the work that needs to be done. But our goal is to carry stories back to the United States and carry our activism into the future by sharing our experiences, advocating for truth and justice, and building solidarity between people.


  1. Hey Michael,

    I can never spell that name right man, I always spell it Micheal, seriously looks way better with the 'e' before the 'a'. Anyways, you look after yourself too! Make sure you guys right proper lengthy interesting posts about everything that's happening down there. It'll be interesting to see how you guys communicate down there when neither of yous speak the language! lol.
    take care man

  2. Michael and Josh,
    I look forward to reading your blog and following your adventure. Be safe!

  3. Michael,

    It's awesome to hear about the journey you've decided to undertake. I truly wish you the best of luck in your journey. May God keep you and your friend, Josh, safe during this trip. And I hope your blog is able to open people's hearts to the distress faced by the Palestinian people. :)