J Street launches Birthright-style alternative trip to Israel

J Street launches alternative youth trips to Israel, based on Birthright model. Trips will include meetings with Palestinian Arab activists.Ben Sales, JTA, 3/14/2019, 8:08 AM

'Jews participating in Birthright engage in ethnic cleansing'

American Muslims for Palestine official: Birthright Israel 'denies Palestinian right of return'.Mordechai Sones, 3/11/2019, 8:59 PM

Birthright co-founder: Don't criticize Israel on our nickel

Birthright Israel co-founder Charles Bronfman says young Jews are free to criticize Israel, but not while enjoying a free trip.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2018, 4:05 AM

Let them walk out of Birthright and say Kaddish for Arab terrorists

These possibly-halakhically Jewish naifs have been taught nothing about Judaism or Zionism and they actually cannot tell the difference between the aspiring murderers and the intended victims.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 7/25/2018, 10:30 AM

Philip Roth, Birthright, and the Israel problem

Philip Roth's life and writings epitomize today's young American Jew, like those who left a Birthright trip this week to sympathize with Palestinian Arabs who will have to leave the home they are living in illegally. Fred Skolnik, 7/16/2018, 12:00 PM

Youths ditch Birthright trip, visit Arab family facing eviction

Left-wing Birthright participants make second public walk-out from free trip to Israel, join left-wing group's visit to Arab squatters.JTA, 7/15/2018, 7:50 PM

'Jewish community is losing masses of teens'

High school in Israel coalition blames its demise on apathy and Birthright.JTA, 7/6/2018, 7:44 AM

Jewish girls ditch Birthright trip, join far-left group

Five American Jewish women leave Birthright trip, link up with far-left NGO in protest of IDF defense of Gaza border and 'occupation'.David Rosenberg, 6/28/2018, 9:04 PM

Leftist operatives ambush Birthright: 'Stop the occupation'

Operatives wait for participants at Kennedy Airport in NY. 'They claimed Taglit works against Jewish morality,' says guide.Mordechai Sones, 6/21/2018, 1:33 PM

The 2000 year old prayer

What would our grandfathers and grandmothers have done if “Next Year in Jerusalem” could have meant simply purchasing an airline ticket? Shmuel Sackett, 4/27/2018, 12:59 PM

Birthright founder gives middle finger to anti-Israel protesters

Watch: Michael Steinhardt, co-founder and major donor to Birthright Israel, gives silent response to anti-Israel protesters in NY.JTA, 4/17/2018, 7:44 AM

Liberal American Jewish youth's estrangement from Israel

The Jewish Agency is right to sound the alarm regarding the rejection of Israel by liberal Jewish youth.  However, such trends don’t occur in a vacuum. They are the political consequences of spiritual decline. Matthew M. Hausman, J.D., 3/20/2018, 10:01 PM

Hebrew artwork: For Birthright teens - and former UN ambassadors

Jerusalem scribe Kalman Delmoor integrates Hebrew letters into his popular artwork: “I want to give over a creative way of Torah learning”Tzvi Lev, 2/16/2018, 12:24 PM

Groups pledge $2 million to strengthen Jewish identity

Groups pledge $2 million toward strengthening young adults’ Jewish identity.JTA, 1/1/2018, 8:18 AM

'Israel is your home'

Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Birthright-Taglit event in Jerusalem, urges participants to come live in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2017, 2:05 AM

Reform Movement dumped from Birthright Israel

As number of participants falls, Reform Movement removed from list of trip providers for popular Birthright Israel's free 10-day tours.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2017, 10:51 PM

US Jewish leaders are fighting the wrong battle

American Jews may know that somehow they are the people of the book but they don't know what book is being referred to. There is little hope for their eventual survival as a vital part of the Jewish people.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/28/2017, 2:42 PM

Birthright drops encounters with Israeli Arabs

Meetings with Arab citizens temporarily removed from itinerary of program which brings young Diaspora Jews on free 10 day trips to Israel.JTA, 11/2/2017, 6:52 PM

‘Birthright for Moms’ to lead trips for Spanish-speakers

Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project launches program focusing on bringing Jewish women from Latin America to Israel.JTA, 9/4/2017, 7:47 PM

Birthright inspires Israeli pop stars

Founders of pop band 'Shotei Hanevuah' release a song dedicated to Birthright-Taglit participants titled 'Olim Basulam.'Tzvi Lev, 8/28/2017, 9:38 AM

180 Jewish fathers to visit Israel in adult 'Birthright" trip

Following success of women's program, MoMENtum brings men to Israel, hoping to enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2017, 9:29 AM

Philanthropist who was Levi Strauss heir killed in plane crash

Bill Sachs Goldman, scion of a prominent family of Jewish philanthropists in San Francisco, died in a crash of his private plane.JTA, 7/16/2017, 10:33 AM

The billionaire who founded Birthright has a private zoo

Why does Michael Steinhardt - who founded Birthright and is building a new Tel Aviv nature museum - own a private zoo?JTA, 7/8/2017, 9:01 PM

'Israel will be around long after Iranian regime is gone'

Prime Minister addresses Birthright Israel gathering, says Israel ready to defend itself from any threat, but also ready to make peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 11:01 PM

Watch: PM to speak at Birthright Mega Event

Organization which brings Diaspora youth to Israel holds mega-event with Prime Minister Netanyahu.Mordechai Sones, 6/25/2017, 8:34 PM

‘Birthright for moms’ brings nearly 1,000 Jewish dads to Israel

Dads join 'birthright' trips after Diaspora Affairs Ministry helps women's group bring young parents to Israel.JTA, 3/27/2017, 2:34 PM

Israeli government to fund up to 1/3 of Birthright Israel Excel

The Israeli government has agreed to fund up to 1/3 of a special Birthright program for students interested in business and technology.JTA, 11/20/2016, 3:50 PM

Shorter Birthright trip for young professionals

The seven-day trip will allow young professionals to visit Israel for the first time without taking too much time off work.Emily Rose, 10/9/2016, 1:53 PM

'Acceptance and assimilation are killing us'

Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson, main supporter of Birthright Taglit, explains how the program is important in preventing assimilation.Yoni Kempinski, 10/2/2016, 6:05 AM

1000 Russian Birthright visitors celebrate Israel

Wohl Centre event showcases Russian-speakers’ contributions to Israeli film, media, art, politics and technology landscape.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2016, 10:25 AM

Watch: Israelis, Americans embark on 'Ventures'

Arutz Sheva gets an inside look at "Ventures," where elite technology ex-soldiers meet US business students to bring their ideas to life.Yoni Kempinski, 7/31/2016, 2:55 PM

Birthright trip offering college credits

The first Birthright trip offering participants academic credit is now in Israel.JTA, 6/27/2016, 2:06 AM

American man kills himself on Birthright trip

US citizen found dead in hotel room, in first suicide in 17 years of Birthright trips.JTA, 5/19/2016, 7:13 PM

Netanyahu: This land is your birthright

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks to Taglit-Birthright participants, notes their strong connection to the State of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 1/12/2016, 11:27 PM

Birthright participants bring tourism amid terror

Visiting Jewish youths undaunted and look forward to experiencing everything that Israel has to offer.Raphael Poch , 12/24/2015, 8:45 PM

Rivlin: US Jewish Students on 'Front Lines'

Rivlin addresses Israeli and North American future leaders, and warns them of the anti-Semitism lurking under Israel criticism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2015, 5:39 PM

Yom Haatzmaut- A Day of Common Celebration

There are challenges that require Israel and the Diaspora to work together to create a stronger Jewish future. Rabbi David. Stav, 4/23/2015, 8:46 AM

Birthright Group Sees Israel Through Ecology

In honor of Tu B'Shvat, a group of ecology students currently on Birthright took a special tour of Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 2/9/2015, 3:15 AM

Netanyahu: Can Jews Everywhere Say 'Je suis Juif'?

Only in Israel can Jews say 'I am a Jew' securely, PM says at Taglit event in wake of Paris attacks, in a call for aliyah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2015, 10:54 PM

Jewish Youth Brave Storm for their 'Birthright'

Heavy wind and snow coupled with road closures wasn't enough to dampen spirits of 400 Taglit-Birthright participants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2015, 6:24 PM

Radical Leftist NIF Booted from Taglit-Birthright

Extremist group behind pro-BDS NGOs announces its partnership with Birthright cancelled for trying to 'influence Israeli policy.'Ari Yashar, 11/26/2014, 9:29 AM

New Taglit Program Reconnects Israeli-Americans

IAC launches new Hebrew Israel visit track after study finds Israelis in US increasingly intermarry and lose Hebrew.Ari Yashar, 8/28/2014, 4:20 PM

Shlach: The Power of the Land

The secret of this land of Israel, that Hashem describes as being His land, is that it fills one with a different spirit. It empowers one with a spirit of courage, destiny and purpose. Moshe Kempinski, 6/12/2014, 9:04 AM

Taglit-Birthright to Begin Visiting Judea-Samaria

Gush Etzion open to Birthright visitors in landmark move for Zionist outreach group.Tova Dvorin, 5/2/2014, 2:21 PM

Fight the Battle for Israel in the Fight for Truth

"Taglit promises the future of the Israeli State and the Jewish Nation," says PM Netanyahu at Taglit Mega Event.Elad Benari, 1/15/2014, 3:08 AM

Taglit Record: 1,600 Participants Arrive In 1 Day

Birthright program brings record number in 39 groups from around the world, aims to connect young Jews to Israel.Ari Yashar, 12/30/2013, 6:25 PM

Government to Encourage Greater French Aliyah

Three-pronged program to encourage mass aliyah of Jews from France. Focus on housing, jobs, education.Tova Dvorin, 12/27/2013, 1:36 PM

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Adelson to Birthright Kids: Have More Babies

Thousands of Jews from around the world on Wednesday night held a “Bar-Mitzvah celebration” for the Birthright (Taglit) programDavid Lev, 6/27/2013, 10:03 AM

Kibbutz Shabbat: Students, Seculars and Rabbis Too

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger came to spend a unique Shabbat celebrating secular-kibbutz Bar Mitzvahs – with unexpected resultsHillel Fendel, 1/10/2013, 8:05 PM

Netanyahu Attends Taglit 'Bar Mitzvah' Event

"Our goal is that any young Jew who wants to come to Israel will be able to come to Israel," Netanyahu tells Taglit participants.Elad Benari, 1/8/2013, 2:14 AM

Leftist Orgs Take Taglit Youths on Pro-Arab Tours

Makor Rishon: NGOs take Taglit youths to Palestinian Authority villages, provide anti-"occupation" narrative.Gil Ronen, 8/21/2012, 5:00 PM

Adelsons Infuse Cash Into Birthright Program

The Birthright-Taglit program are to receive a much-needed infusion of cash from top philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson.Chana Ya'ar, 7/17/2012, 5:14 PM

ROI Summit Calls for Jewish "Return On Investment"

"Instead of turning their backs, they then build the kinds of communities they want to see," says Justin Korda of the ROI Community.Ben Bresky & Yoni Kempinski, 6/14/2012, 5:14 AM

Israel Launches ‘Bible-Birthright’ Program

The Bible Lands Museum is launching on Wednesday a new tour created for Birthright that shows the Bible as Israel’s true birthright.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/16/2012, 9:39 AM

New Birthright Brings Older Americans to Israel

“Birthright Israel for Boomers” provides older American Jews with an experience identical to that of young adults.Elad Benari, 5/10/2012, 2:14 AM