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Birthright Israel Now Arriving - or Do we have to go on Vacation to be Jewish?

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Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Israel Experience; Jewish Identification; Jewish Youth

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author argues that there is a phenomenon in which a part of one's identity only becomes clear when one is in a new context, such as a vacation. He specifically calls attention to Birthright Israel trips and questions how Generation Y can be effectively exposed to American Judaism in a large scale program.