Israel’s Best: 3 Best Hikes

The best part about Israel… its amazing views. And from sand and oceans to beaches and deserts, I saw it all on my 10-day journey around Israel. When registering for Birthright through the Shorashim trip organizer program, they planned out our complete itinerary of housing, transportation and excursions for the whole time!! Prior to my... Continue Reading →


Israel Defense Forces Battlefield Ethics by Students Supporting Israel at the University of Iowa

When to use a weapon in a violent crowd? What to do when a child is in front of a target? How to navigate the militaristic, yet community-based, terrain on the Gaza strip?   Students Supporting Israel is an international organization that advocates for Israeli culture, community and its military on over 45 college campuses... Continue Reading →

Q&A on the Israel Defense Forces

    This past summer I took advantage of my birthright and participated in a 10 day immersion of travel, religion and culture throughout Israel. I joined an organization called Shorashim, which sponsors these excursions and schedule of events, and on May 24th arranged for our group of 40 young adults to fly from Chicago... Continue Reading →

Birthright vs. Taglit

As I will extensively mention, this summer I participated in a program called Birthright - which sponsors free 10 day long trips to Israel for young adults of Jewish heritage. I always knew about the opportunity, but the option became more realistic during my sophomore year of college. At that point I had been away... Continue Reading →

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