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Seeing how much Jews endured for their religion & state has made me proud

Not really knowing what to expect of Israel, I approached this trip with a fairly open mind. Mostly, I expected to be exposed to a more religious aspect of Judaism than I grew up with, and I was excited to learn about that. While I do not think, this is the ultimate conclusion that I drew fr…

I feel connected in a way I didn't expect to

A week before we left for Birthright, I called my mom - my only Jewish parent - and told her I didn't want to go to Israel anymore. There was too much violence, too much conflict for me to go on vacation there, take selfies, drink wine while men, women, and children suffered on both sides.

I was not born into Judaism, rather, I was adopted into it

Birthright has been one of the most significant & life-changing experiences I have ever had. I was not born into Judaism, rather, I was adopted into it by desire for G-d & spirituality, as well as getting actually adopted by a Jewish family. The culture & love in Israel is overwhelming, but …

“If you will it, it is no dream.” - Theodor Herzl

Going on my Birthright adventure with Israel Outdoors is something I’ve been looking forward to since the moment I found out about the offer. Today is day 5 and I have not regretted my decision at all.
 
The group that I am with, through Jewish Nevada is so much fun. We all get along re…

Fooled by Hamas - Again

There is a saying that if you fool me once it’s your fault, but if you fool me twice, it’s my fault. Well, for many in the media and those who think they are in the media via social media platforms…this one is on you. The riots that Hamas induced in Gaza were the latest bait trap tha…