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ATHENS — Amid preparations for her wedding 12 years ago, Errika Abouaf was happy to skip the mikvah, where Jewish brides traditionally undergo immersion before marrying in an Orthodox … more
The power of birthright israel By Sari Nossbaum The word “free” is the best way to attract the attention of any person. Taglit-Birthright has used this knowledge as an effective tool … more
Two days into my first Taglit-Birthright Israel trip, during which I led a group of 40 Americans around Israel, I heard the news of the Obama administration’s unprecedented refusal to veto a … more
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip to Israel during high school were previously not eligible but can now participate if they were under 18 when they traveled, confirmed Noa Bauer, Birthright’s vice president of international marketing. more
An anti-Israel organization with the deceptive name Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is mounting a campaign urging eligible American millennials to reject Birthright Israel … more
Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade sausage? Fresh, cured gravlax made with only salt, sugar, peppercorns and dill? Shaved … more
Prominent business leaders and educators will convene in New York City this weekend for the Birthright Israel Excel Fellows fourth annual retreat. more
“Taglit.” It is the Hebrew word for “discovery.” Therefore, it is no coincidence that the name of the program that has sent nearly 300,000 Jewish young adults to Israel since 2000 is called “Taglit-Birthright Israel.” This program encourages its participants, many visiting Israel for the first time, to discover new things about their Jewish identity and explore connections with their religion. more
This summer, 30,000 young Jews from 59 countries visited Israel on 10-day Birthright trips. Birthright said this week it would begin offering 7-day trips to allow busy young professionals to … more
Most Jews look on the fragment of our community that hates Israel and Zionism with a mixture of disdain, irritation and puzzlement. Despite data indicating that a split between American Jewry and … more
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