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Onward Israel Cincinnati 2021 Week 5: Jerusalem

What’s the point of a storyteller who lacks perspective and cahones? 

Moreover, I’d like to learn about a renowned storyteller in history who never stirred the pot over juvenile disagreements and longstanding political tiffs. The direction where my story is headed is clear, though some…

Onward Israel Cincinnati 2021 Week 4: Let Me See Your Pride

It’s week four here in Israel which leads me to ask you reader, “have you had enough of me yet?” 

If you answered “yes,” shame on you! Don’t worry, I’ve invited a few of my Onward friends to help contribute to the craziness that was this week! 

On Thursday, we set off for…

Onward Israel Cincinnati 2021 Week 3: The City That Lays by the Bay

Getting dozens of sleepy-eyed adults up and out of the hostel at 7:45 a.m. to board a bus is never an easy task, nevertheless we arrived in the picturesque city of Haifa in no time!

Haifa resembles a cousin of the handsome Italian coast with the city built up and along the mountain side pee…

Onward Israel Cincinnati 2021 Week 2: Commutes, Cafes, and a Cat

Week two flew by faster than any of us could have ever anticipated! Overall, it was marked in the books as an overwhelming success for the simple reasons that none of us: 

  1.  Burned down our hostel
  2.  Ended up in the emergency room 
  3.  Got third-degree burns from the blistering Middle Ea…

Onward Israel Cincinnati 2021 Week 1: Jet Lag, Night Life, and Shawarma

Jet Leg…. Night Life…. And Some Much-Needed Shawarma.

My name is Ellie Deutsch, and I am thrilled to be the Onward blogger for the summer of 2021 in Tel Aviv, Israel. This past spring, I graduated from Xavier University with a double major in both Communications and Musical Theatre. Lik…