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Outsourcing Our Jewish Obligations

Hiring others to live the Jewish lives we can’t be bothered to lead ourselves

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LA Memorial for U.S.-Born IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza Draws 1,000

Max Steinberg, 24, was killed in July during gunfire with Hamas in Gaza City

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Birthrighters Banned From IDF Soldiers’ Funerals

Program CEO fears American visitors just won’t get it

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The Ding Dong Derby, Week 2

More of the shallowest, least thoughtful commentators of the week

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What Slate Got Wrong About Birthright and Max Steinberg’s Death

Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible

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The Adelsons Continue Their Campaign Giving

The casino magnate gives another $40 million to Birthright

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Steinhardt Collection at Sotheby’s

The philanthropist’s sale of his extensive personal Judaica keeps Jewish culture in the limelight

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After Birthright, Bethlehem

Since the 10-day trip ended, I’ve explored Jerusalem’s Old City, crashed a wedding, and, most importantly, met with Palestinians.

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How Birthright Changed Us

A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.

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The Longest Days I’ve Ever Had

Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day

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On Birthright, Our Zionist Coach

Our Israel tour guide first seemed an IDF G.I. Joe. He turned out to be like a football coach: tough but righteous.

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The Climax

“Our departure imminent, the gloves (read: pants) came off.”

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The Birthright Trip Is Going to … the Beach!

With a heat wave preventing a hike, we go for a swim in Caesarea

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Manscaping in Our Time

“Mark my words, the days of manscaping are over.”

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Talking to a 20-Year-Old IDF Spokeswoman

The Haifa native explains why she decided to come on Birthright

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I’m Getting Bat Mitzvahed on Birthright

A Tableteer explains why she’s taking the plunge, along with a dozen others on the bus

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Tablet Is Going to Israel

Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.

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Sundown: Die, Nazi Scum!

Plus how Jews vote, R.I.P. H&H, and more

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The Problem With OWS’ Palestine Association

Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole

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Sundown: Standoff at Joseph’s Tomb

Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more

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Daybreak: Iran Reported Years Away from Bomb

Plus Gaza strikes, Debbie Friedman, and more in the news

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Poking Israel

What if Mark Zuckerberg went on Birthright?

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The Birthright Book

And where you can attend a reading

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Today on Tablet

The northern problem, Birthright, and more

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Teachable Moment

The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators

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Sundown: Madoff May Be Sick

Plus long-planned settlements, R.I.P. Exodus captain, and more

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Adelson Denies Israeli Political Involvement

Philanthropist likes Birthright as bulwark against intermarriage

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Gordon Robertson to Speak at Birthright Alum Event

CBN chief promoted Messianic Judaism, which Birthright claims to reject

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Assimilated Jews = Missing Persons

In new commercial for Israel study program

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