Birthright is great at giving Jewish youth a free taste of Israel once they’re past high-school-age, Elan Ezrachi writes. But what about teenagers?
In honor of Jerusalem Day, Elan Ezrachi explains how the holy city has changed over the past century, and what keeps him there, when so many of his peers have moved to Tel Aviv.
One of the direct outcomes of the intifada has been the dramatic decline in the numbers of Jewish visitors to Israel. The most striking of all was the collapse of the “Israel Experience,” as the youth trips to Israel were commonly called during the 1990s.From the summer of 2000, when a record 10,000 North American