Max Steinberg, 24, was killed in July during gunfire with Hamas in Gaza City
Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible
Since the 10-day trip ended, I’ve explored Jerusalem’s Old City, crashed a wedding, and, most importantly, met with Palestinians.
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day
Our Israel tour guide first seemed an IDF G.I. Joe. He turned out to be like a football coach: tough but righteous.