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The connection between the Kotel and the Statue of Liberty

A personal and compelling look at Israel-Diaspora relations - and Zionism.


Coffin of philanthropist Sheldon Adelson arrived in Israel

Adelson, one of the most well-known Jewish philanthropists, will be buried Friday in Jerusalem.

Short film shows Birthright through the eyes of Russian Jews

For Horesh, the issues raised in the film speak to innate inequalities inherent in the Chief Rabbinate's laws.


Birthright Excel celebrates ten years with virtual "Excelerate" summit

Birthright Excel also announced that for the first time ever, diaspora Jews from every country can apply to participate in next summer’s Excel experience.

Grapevine October 25, 2020: A moment of prayer for two contemporary sages

It’s interesting that Jewish males go through life as the sons of their fathers, except when they are ill, at which time they revert to being the sons of their mothers.

Birthright Excel concludes 2020 summer program

Fellows participated in lectures by professionals from all sectors of Israeli society, workshops and leadership training, and weekend activities beyond the boardroom.

Azerbaijan to model Diaspora program after Birthright Excel

While less than 10 million Azerbaijanis live in Azerbaijan, the country boasts a large diaspora.

MASA ISRAELI participants at the Khan Be’erot camping area at the Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon).

Cancellation of Masa, Birthright due to COVID-19 to cost Israel $200m.

The heritage tourism industry typically brings some 80,000 Jewish teenagers and young adults to Israel from around the world for trips and tours, internships and volunteer work.


Birthright Excel launched first virtual business internship in Israel

Traditionally, Birthright Israel Excel is a 10-week summer internship in Israel open to Jewish North American top university students. This summer, it is being done via Zoom.

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