A Support System for Israeli Soldiers, and for Us

An IDF soldier, whose job is to comfort families of fallen soldiers, was also there for me

Manscaping on Birthright

Breaking down grooming habits among the men on the trip

Zionism, After Miss Porter’s

After an anti-Semitic incident at boarding school, I denied being Jewish for years. Israel is changing things.

Seventy-Two Hours in Jerusalem

Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection

Do Bar Mitzvahs Happen on Every Birthright Trip?

Our tour educator explains why he performs bar mitzvahs during the 10-day experience.

Birthright’s Bar Mitzvah Class

Twelve participantssome raised Catholic, others with little Jewish knowledgeget called to the Torah

Loving Our Tour Guide at the Israel Museum

The Dead Sea Scrolls, modern art, and a guide who hails from Jerusalem

Why the Jews Aren’t in Uganda

Israel as our homeland because our ancestors were here. No religion required.

Prepping for Shabbat at the Kotel

A perfect song to get you in the mood

Hump Day, at Last

Itʼs Bedouin tent night. Five hours until Masada

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