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Blogging Birthright: Expanding perspectives
Waiting for Adam, the North American Director of the Shorashim group, I sat in the lobby of the Hotel Shalom for half an hour waiting to meet up with my birthright trip. I asked about half a dozen men if they were Adam.
I was assigned to cover the Shorashim Taglit-birthright israel's meeting with the Young Israeli Forum and a lecture by "some guy whose name I have to find in my notes." Hundreds of 20-somethings poured into the lobby as I sat reading a book of poetry. They wore khaki shorts, sneakers with white ankle socks and chatted loudly.
In fact, I heard them about five minutes before I saw anyone from the group. I had the same experience at the Old City on Friday night. Echoing throughout the ancient alleys were loud, exuberant English speakers who broke into Hebrew songs every few minutes.
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