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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally posted in Ten Minutes of Torah and Galilee Diary)

When the queen of Sheba observed all of Solomon's wisdom, and the palace he had built, the fare of his table, the seating of his courtiers, the service and attire of his attendants, and his wine service, and the burnt offerings that he offered at the House of the Lord, she was left breathless. -I Kings 10:4-5

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Raechel Banks is a participant in the Religious Action Center's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at Brandeis University and an intern at Global Action for Children.

Sometimes it's when I'm walking in front of the White House on my way home from work, maybe it's when I've just stuffed myself on Tiger Bread from our Iron Chef competition, or when I'm shivering in the basement of the RAC learning about Just Congregations, but usually I'm sitting next to a new friend, doing nothing in particular, when I...

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Susan Landau is a participant in the Religious Action Center's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at Brandeis University and an intern at Generations United.

One of my colleagues at my internship excitedly informed me recently, "You know, there's this great Kosher deli my friends and I like to go to sometimes. I mean, it's really good. And it actually is Kosher! I will get you some more information about it in case you ever have a craving for a knish." Another sent me an email with a link in it to success stories from the Red Cross's endeavors to...

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Hannah Helfman is a participant in the Religious Action Center's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at Dickinson College and an intern at Jewish Women International. I was excited to come to DC this summer for many reasons, but one of the things I most anticipated was spending the Fourth of July at our nation's capitol. Hailing from Catonsville, MD, a small town just a step outside Baltimore City, Fourth of July has always been a huge deal. I thought that DC's Independence Day might be the only celebration that could rival...

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Madeline Stolow is a participant in the RAC's Machon Kaplan summer program for college students. She is a student at Binghamton University and an intern here at the Religious Action Center. My Facebook status on Tuesday July 7th read, "hearing Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and John McCain speak tmrw. thank you DC." Washington, D.C. is a different kind of place than anywhere else in the United States. There's diverse culture, excitement, and important people galore! Something particularly special about DC, at least in the summer months, is that there is always a free event available to...

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