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Why people are quitting their jobs to teach in Israel
Why people are quitting their jobs in the States to teach in Israel
Rachel Sales is co-founder of Pink Pangea (www.pinkpangea.com), the magazine for women who love to travel. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She currently lives in Israel.