Birthrighters Banned From IDF Soldiers’ Funerals

Program CEO fears American visitors just won’t get it

No More Waitlists for Birthright Israel Trips?

New funding plan would add $30 million from Israeli taxpayers and donations

Israelis to U.S. Jews: Stay Out of Peace Process

Poll reveals Israelis don’t want leaders considering American Jews’ positions

Sheldon Adelson Receives Israel Tourism Award

The casino magnate was honored for innovation in international tourism

A ‘Birthright Bump’ Among Young Jews?

Survey finds increased attachment to Israel, but political ambivalence

Why Eminem Was Essential to Our Trip

Our trip leader’s spontaneous pop culture references became a running joke—but they also kept us engaged

Back to Reality, and Responsibility

The disorienting transition to freedom after 10 days of regimented scheduling

The Roll Must Go On

Our journey is done, which means it’s time to reflect on the unbelievable past 11 days

Hooking Up in the Holy Land

The social dynamic of our Birthright Israel trip, before the soldiers and after

A Support System for Israeli Soldiers, and for Us

An IDF soldier, whose job is to comfort families of fallen soldiers, was also there for me

Manscaping on Birthright

Breaking down grooming habits among the men on the trip

Zionism, After Miss Porter’s

After an anti-Semitic incident at boarding school, I denied being Jewish for years. Israel is changing things.

Seventy-Two Hours in Jerusalem

Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection

Do Bar Mitzvahs Happen on Every Birthright Trip?

Our tour educator explains why he performs bar mitzvahs during the 10-day experience.

Birthright’s Bar Mitzvah Class

Twelve participantssome raised Catholic, others with little Jewish knowledgeget called to the Torah

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