This Is How They Roll
The first step is getting in.
Tablet staffers on board with Birthright Israel are just kicking off their “Extreme” journey, but in the meantime, there’s an essential rite of passage: The series of ever-innovative, probing security questions. A security imperative? Sure, but also a convenient extension of culture where everything is everyone’s business.
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