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How Do Young American Jews Feel About Israel?

New study assesses impact of 2014 Gaza war on Jewish opinion

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Sheldon Adelson Doubles Down on Birthright

Casino magnate gives another $40 million for young Jews to visit Israel

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Honeymoon Israel

New program offers subsidized trips to Israel for Jewish newlyweds

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Birthrighters Banned From IDF Soldiers’ Funerals

Program CEO fears American visitors just won’t get it

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No More Waitlists for Birthright Israel Trips?

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

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

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

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Sheldon Adelson Receives Israel Tourism Award

The casino magnate was honored for innovation in international tourism

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A ‘Birthright Bump’ Among Young Jews?

Survey finds increased attachment to Israel, but political ambivalence

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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

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Back to Reality, and Responsibility

The disorienting transition to freedom after 10 days of regimented scheduling

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The Roll Must Go On

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

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Hooking Up in the Holy Land

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

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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

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Manscaping on Birthright

Breaking down grooming habits among the men on the trip

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Zionism, After Miss Porter’s

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

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Seventy-Two Hours in Jerusalem

Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection

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Do Bar Mitzvahs Happen on Every Birthright Trip?

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

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Birthright’s Bar Mitzvah Class

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

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Loving Our Tour Guide at the Israel Museum

The Dead Sea Scrolls, modern art, and a guide who hails from Jerusalem

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Why the Jews Aren’t in Uganda

Israel as our homeland because our ancestors were here. No religion required.

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Prepping for Shabbat at the Kotel

A perfect song to get you in the mood

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Hump Day, at Last

Itʼs Bedouin tent night. Five hours until Masada

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Hooking Up Gets Green-Lit

A group game that forces participants to reveal their relationship status

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Why We Are Here (Why Are We Here?)

After one day of Birthright Israel, hashing out why all expenses are paid

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Birthright Israel: Day One

In which we crawl in caves and eat lunch at a gas station. Next up: Ben Gurion’s grave.

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A Facebook-Friendly Journey for Young Jews

Jews watching Jews who go on Birthright Israel trips

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Eric Cantor on the Upper West Side

Did you know his kids went on Birthright?

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Sundown: Confessions of an Ex-Columnist

Plus Israel stays course regarding Turkey, and more

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Sundown: Breaking! Ashkenazim Are Smart

Plus, Adelsons offer new Birthright gift, King kills Blitzer, and more

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Our Heroes

What if movie superheroes—Thor, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, and Captain America—got in touch with their Jewish roots?