Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

The Roll thescroll_tagline thescroll_tagline_RSS

The Roll Must Go On

Our journey is done, which means it’s time to reflect on the unbelievable past 11 days

Print Email
(Photo by Zachary Goldbaum)

We tackled Yafo today and had a final brunch. Everyone’s been dropped off: the people ending at Ben-Gurion, the extenders on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. Our journey is over. Sad-face. (Seriously.)

But extending is part of Birthright Israel—roughly half of the 40 people on our trip have done so—and so The Roll, too, will be extended. Check in tomorrow for several posts on the defining feature (and Most Valuable Player) of our trip, our tour educator Yoav; in particular, Leon Neyfakh has a profile revealing Yoav for the Zionist Coach Taylor that he is.

Into next week, we’ll feature a dispatch from post-Birthright Israel, reflections from several participants on how the trip altered their attitudes toward Jewishness and Israel (or didn’t), and more. So, stay tuned.

Print Email

COMMENTING CHARGES
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at letters@tabletmag.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

My son left on birthright the same day you accompanied your group and although the schedule was different I was eager each day to see your next post. Thanks for letting me ride along with you…….
best
Debbie

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

The Roll Must Go On

Our journey is done, which means it’s time to reflect on the unbelievable past 11 days

More on Tablet:

Plague of the First Born

By Etgar Keret — A short story for Passover by Etgar Keret