Be'er Sheva is a large-ish city at the Northern edge of the Negev, home to a population of 200,000 from a wide variety of cultures, from Iraqi and Russian immigrants to Beduins who have lived here and the surrounding desert for generations. Among its many landmarks are the Ben Gurion University, known for its scientific research, a large art museum, and several additional educational sites, spread out over the city's approximately 23,00 acres.
I am here along with some of my colleagues for a three-day in-service training ("hishtalmut") in multicultural studies at Beit Yatziv, the Education Ministry's center for continuing studies in the humanities. Our program includes about 10 hours a day of lectures, discussions and workshops, with lots of food in between.
Oops, time to get back to class. More later.... stay posted.
Keep the balance,