Sasha Cohen took her birthright trip to Israel last month and gave an interview afterwards in which she talked about her impressions of her trip, life after skating and how she feels today about her Olympic silver medal: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/news...e.php?id=18507
Cohen's Instagram account has photos from her birthright trip to Israel - a sampling:Cohen is also excelling in her international relations studies at Columbia University, works in finance at Morgan Stanley, and has a successful figure skating clothing line. But despite all her success in her new interests, her happiness is not complete.
"I don't know if anything will ever be as important to me as living my entire life for that Olympic moment. I am in constant battle with myself in search of the next thing that will thrill me in that way, but so far I haven't found it. I need to learn how to free myself of that feeling, get a different life and let people into my life. As an athlete, you push people away. I am working on myself to learn how to live with other people, not just alone as a focused athlete. It takes time to change these habits."
Old city Jerusalem: http://instagram.com/p/peb-IMxiQx/
With border police (see Zemgirl's post below) in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem: http://instagram.com/p/pecHt1RiQ9/
Dead Sea: http://instagram.com/p/pVi9rExiXT/
Holding a newborn lamb: http://instagram.com/p/pYxXfrRiRe/
Riding a camel: http://instagram.com/p/pYRWOTRiQ7/