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Nation observation.

Some nation observations: 1. One of the professors I have, an American who has been here for 20+ years, teaches us fundamentals in Conflict Management and Negotiation. I’d say he himself is a bit short with us, a bit impatient. He’s always shhing the students and snapping at them when they’re questions seem dumb to […]

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Freedom of spee-

…And now for something completely different: At public lectures in the States, one would get shot down for using Q&A time for making comments and objections AT the speaker, as opposed to posing a question in front of the audience for the speaker to answer in a formal fashion. At an Israeli public lecture, people […]

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Grad, you ate?

A little something on Israeli university culture as opposed to what I’ve known (in relation to my academic culture shock in the last 2 weeks): In the States, university was a hardcore 24/7 experience. I lived, ate, breathed college in dorm, lecture hall and frat party forms. As far as work, it was intense from […]

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Another thought on the 400.

All I want is to be like everyone enough so that I can be different enough to make a change.

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hell is the floor of the 400 bus

to clarify: the 400 bus is the bnei brak bus. shudder. I feel: Defeated. I went to my Conflict Management and Negotiation orientation at Bar Ilan and it was a complete failure. It took 3 hours to get there and when I did, I got there late, so late that the stupid thing was only […]