Year-in-Israel students dispersed in small groups across the country to 'report' on the elections, interviewing people and sharing their observations. All interviews were posted on YouTube before the results came in, and they were shared with HUC-JIR students across all three stateside campuses.
A few students reflected that six months ago, they never could have imagined being confident or able to walk into an Israel street market or shopping mall to interview strangers in Hebrew about their voting intentions. Others commented on how exciting it was to see all that they have been learning about regarding Israeli society and politics being played out before their eyes.
Watch their interviews: