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For US Jews of color, meeting Israel’s diversity was affirming experience

“When I face antisemitism, I know that I am part of this legacy and this nation. And I know that in the worst possible case scenario, I always have a home as a Jewish person.”

By MICHELE CHABIN/JTA
16/07/2021

Bravery at the expense of others

Once, the term “brave” was reserved for acts of sacrifice and determination in the face of fear. There is little for IfNotNow provocateurs to lose from their public displays of virtue and outrage.

Russian-speaking young Jews from the Former Soviet Union came together and experienced Israel throug

Birthright: A breath of fresh Zionist air - opinion

Countering atmospheric antisemitism and suffocating thought-policing.

06/07/2021

English becomes bridge between Galilee schoolkids and American volunteers

Before arriving in Ras Ali, she had never heard Arabic spoken in her life. Through teaching and speaking with the students, her Arabic improved, as did her relationship with the students.

By LAUREN MORGANBESSER
26/06/2021

Birthright begins flagship business fellowship in Israel

The program invited 56 students and entrepreneurs to Israel for this year's program, after sifting through thousands of applicants from around the world.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is back and just in time

Although foreign tourism hasn’t fully opened in Israel, Birthright Israel CEO Gidi Mark has told me that allowing Birthright Israel visits is seen as a national priority.

First birthright trip lands in Israel since coronavirus closed borders

Birthright has seen over 750,000 participants in 68 countries and has contributed some $1.825 billion to Israel's economy.

Youth group trips are ready to return to Israel. Can they do it safely?

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The first vaccinated foreign visitors traveling in groups are set to be allowed in starting from May 23.

Birthright trips to resume following year-long coronavirus pause

The last Birthright trip took place on March 13, 2020, just before Israel's first nationwide lockdown.

Engaging Jewish teens to connect to a dream

“Jewish teens aren't involved in organizational life anymore,” says Russell F. Robinson, JNF-USA CEO.

By DARRYL EGNAL
19/04/2021
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