This week on Unorthodox, ‘The Bridge Ladies’ Author Betsy Lerner and CNN political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson
Inspired by the educational process in Israel, Liore Alroy, a businessman from New Jersey, has created a immersive playgroup for toddlers to help them learn Hebrew
Abbi and Ilana go to the Motherland (and it’s not Long Island)
New web series ‘Avi Does the Holy Land’ satirizes the Birthright experience
That’s 180 more days of identity-cementing
Hiring others to live the Jewish lives we can’t be bothered to lead ourselves
Max Steinberg, 24, was killed in July during gunfire with Hamas in Gaza City
Program CEO fears American visitors just won’t get it
More of the shallowest, least thoughtful commentators of the week
Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible
The casino magnate gives another $40 million to Birthright
The philanthropist’s sale of his extensive personal Judaica keeps Jewish culture in the limelight
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day
Our Israel tour guide first seemed an IDF G.I. Joe. He turned out to be like a football coach: tough but righteous.
“Our departure imminent, the gloves (read: pants) came off.”
With a heat wave preventing a hike, we go for a swim in Caesarea
“Mark my words, the days of manscaping are over.”
The Haifa native explains why she decided to come on Birthright
A Tableteer explains why she’s taking the plunge, along with a dozen others on the bus
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
Plus how Jews vote, R.I.P. H&H, and more
Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole
Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more
Plus Gaza strikes, Debbie Friedman, and more in the news
What if Mark Zuckerberg went on Birthright?
And where you can attend a reading
The northern problem, Birthright, and more
‘The Ethicist’ weighs in!