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Birthright Israel  // Posts tagged as "Birthright Israel"

09 Nov Posted by | Comments

Putting A Personal Face On Israel


Israel has been in existence as an independent nation-state for over sixty years, and that has been a dream of the Jewish people for generations. The connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel is multifaceted, with bonds including religion, historical connection, and source of national inspiration and identity. Yet, in the 21st century, young Jews in the Diaspora, who have never known a world without the State of Israel, are not educated about the history or current events surrounding the Jewish State, and often do not feel a personal connection to the land that their ancestors identified with so strongly. As young North American Jews have grown so used to Israel’s existence, they have lost the passion for Israel that marked so many generations of Diaspora Jewry. They do not identify with Israel, sometimes viewing it as...