In order to advocate for the ideal Israel, you have to witness how far the state has fallen from Jewish values in the occupied territories.
Today, it’s one of the world’s smallest religions. Return to Roots Zoroastrians with their heritage, which may be in danger of disappearing.
Instead of seeing Israel as a Jewish Disneyland, young American Jews will see it as a country that is precious and in urgent need of moral repair.
Taking someone else’s money for a free trip and demanding the voyage fit your political perspective is entitlement.
“We didn’t have any plans because we weren’t planning to get kicked off.”
We asked our readers to weigh in, and here are a few of their answers.
Birthright is an excellent way for young Jews to learn about the difference between the reality of Israel and a PR version presented by Birthright.
On the fifth day of my Birthright trip, I was kicked off and sent packing, because I questioned the occupation.
Birthright’s directors and staff may not realize it, but there’s a real choice here: Are proud, boisterous, passionate Jews a failure or a success?
“Trump’s policies of… building a wall… [go] against all of the values [in] my Jewish community, where my mom was the Rabbi.”