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Joe Yudin

Location: iPhone: 31.921383,34.807163
Website: http://www.touringisrael.com


After graduating from Boston University with a B.A. degree in History, Joseph Yudin set off for Europe in search of his roots. His journey took a detour and eventually he ended up in Israel during 1990 where the first Gulf War was about to break out. Joseph studied for one year at the WUJS program in Arad studying Hebrew and Israel studies as a prelude to Aliyah (official immigration). Citizenship in Israel did not only bring rights and privileges but certain duties as well. In October 1992, Joseph was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces and volunteered for the Paratroopers, serving on the front lines in Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank. In the IDF Reserves, Joe has served on the front lines in the West Bank during Operation Defensive Shield in 2002 and in the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006. After his regular army service Joseph worked for the United Jewish Communities raising money and awareness for Israel as well as recruiting American teens and parents to journey to the Land of Israel to experience their homeland for themselves in a special way. Joe soon concluded his studies at the University of Haifa, studying under Avner Goren and other leading professors in the fields of History, Archaeology, Botany, Judaism, Christianity, Geology, Islam and other relevant subjects. Joe holds a B.A. degree in History from Boston University and an M.A. degree in the Land of Israel Studies from the University of Haifa. Joe is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in this field.