While not training with the team, Fliegel is finding time to adjust to life in Israel. Though he spent some time in the country on a birthright trip two summers ago, he wrote that the experience of actually living in a country is much different from just visiting it.
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"The rich history and culture and current political climate makes Israel a really interesting country to live in," Fliegel wrote. "My Hebrew is improving and I'm starting to get a feel for what true Israeli culture is like. Living in Jerusalem is not as scary as most Americans would think. There are some dangerous neighborhoods and you do have to be careful about where you go, but overall I get caught up in my daily routine here and don't think about the dangers of the conflict."
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