The Ding Dong Derby, Week 2

More of the shallowest, least thoughtful commentators of the week

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

The Adelsons Continue Their Campaign Giving

The casino magnate gives another $40 million to Birthright

Steinhardt Collection at Sotheby’s

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

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.

How Birthright Changed Us

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

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

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.

The Climax

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

The Birthright Trip Is Going to … the Beach!

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

Manscaping in Our Time

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

Talking to a 20-Year-Old IDF Spokeswoman

The Haifa native explains why she decided to come on Birthright

I’m Getting Bat Mitzvahed on Birthright

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

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.

Sundown: Die, Nazi Scum!

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

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