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There’s Something About Istanbul…Pardes Turkey Trip 2019

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Branden Charles

There’s something about Istanbul – a city that literally spans different continents – that speaks to my identity as an American Jew living in Israel. One side is “Western,” familiar. The other side is “Eastern/Asian,” unfamiliar, exotic, and beguiling. This was most evident during our Shabbat spent with the community of Congregation Etz Chayyim on Continue Reading »