Plans to bring a first-ever group of Ugandan Jews to Israel on a Birthright trip are in jeopardy after another African convert was deported.
The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress will give $1 million to Taglit-Birthright, and the Olami Foundation will distribute several $50,000 grants.
Along several key indicators of Jewish life, it seems that the answer is a resounding yes.
The El Al security officer’s dark gaze bored into mine, then flicked over the middle name on my passport. “Shay. That’s Arabic, isn’t it?”
More than 1,000 people have signed the #ReturntheBirthright pledge organized by Jewish Voice for Peace.
Let’s not let anyone insult the choices of young people trying to explore their Jewish identities.
More than 25% of Birthright participants go on Orthodox-affiliated trips. Is that due to Orthodox success or Reform and Conservative failure?
Birthright recently announced that all providers of its signature 10-day trip must stop including meetings with Israeli Arabs in their programming.
Birthright has chosen to end meetings with Arab citizens of Israel, who make up one-fifth of Israel’s population.
In the end, the contrast between the Birthright generation and the Palestinian solidarity crowd points to a startling conclusion.