Q&A on the Israel Defense Forces

    This past summer I took advantage of my birthright and participated in a 10 day immersion of travel, religion and culture throughout Israel. I joined an organization called Shorashim, which sponsors these excursions and schedule of events, and on May 24th arranged for our group of 40 young adults to fly from Chicago... Continue Reading →


Birthright vs. Taglit

As I will extensively mention, this summer I participated in a program called Birthright - which sponsors free 10 day long trips to Israel for young adults of Jewish heritage. I always knew about the opportunity, but the option became more realistic during my sophomore year of college. At that point I had been away... Continue Reading →

Mazel Tov, You’re a Woman!

    To me, Hummus Where the Heart Is has become a place for personal reflection and immersion of the Jewish culture into my everyday life. And today, October 2nd, 2018 marks the 8 year anniversary of my traditional B’nai Mitzvah, a sacred occasion to take my place as an adult in the Jewish community.... Continue Reading →

The High Holidays

  L’shanah Tovah, and a happy new year from me to you! As Jews Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest holidays, meaning “first of the year,” it commemorates the creation of the world. Rosh Hashanah also begins the 10-day period of consciousness and reflection, which culminates with the celebration of Yom Kippur. It is... Continue Reading →


Hummus Where the Heart Is is an online destination where travel stories meet life at home, and how culture and religion can shape your personal interactions, involvement in student organizations, jobs and internships, and an overall appreciation for different norms around the world. This summer I was lucky enough to engage on a once-in-a-lifetime, 3... Continue Reading →

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