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Men's basketball team to embark on 'Birthright for College Basketball' trip

Auburn University men’s basketball team to embark on a ‘Birthright for College Basketball’ Israel trip.

Men's basketball team to embark on 'Birthright for College' trip

Birthright Israel Excel selects 60 students for summer fellowship

New cohort (40 from the U.S.) will arrive in Israel on June 7th for 10-week program. Each of whom will be paired 1:1 with an Israeli.

Birthright Israel selects 60 students for summer fellowship

Birthright to bring 19,000 young adults to Israel this summer

After 2 years of COVID, Birthright prepares for wave of campus trips this summer, with 14,000 participants from 900 North American colleges.

Birthright to bring 19,000 young adults to Israel this summer

Birthright Israel to lower its age limit back to 26

This summer will be the last chance for Jews aged 27 to 32 to participate in Birthright.

Birthright Israel to lower its age limit to 26

Birthright North American trips resume after COVID pause

2,000 Birthright Israel participants from 45 states to land in Israel in February and March after 2-year pause due to COVID pandemic.

Birthright North American trips resume after COVID pause

Birthright Israel & Onward Israel merge, strengthening Jewish Diaspora ties with Israel

Merger provides young Jews around the world increased opportunities to visit, study, work, and live in Israel.

Birthright Israel and Onward Israel merge

Birthright CEO: Covid has caused massive deficit of young Jews visiting Israel

Taglit-Birthright Israel CEO Gidi Mark says that since the pandemic started, 150,000 young American Jews have not be able to visit Israel.

Birthright CEO: Covid has caused deficit of Jews visiting Israelplayer

Birthright trips to resume next month

Birthright trips to resume in October without quarantines for the vaccinated.

Birthright trips to resume next month

Birthright cancels all remaining summer trips to Israel

Citing new quarantine rules, Birthright nixes 42 summer group trips to Israel this summer.

Birthright cancels all remaining summer trips to Israel

First post-COVID Birthright Israel trip from the US

After a year without Birthright Israel's iconic group trips to the Jewish state, Orthodox Union organizes first group of post-COVID era.

First post-COVID Birthright Israel trip from the US

Birthright Israel to resume its free trips to Israel in May

After year of COVID, Birthright Israel announces resumption of its free trips from the US to Israel.

Birthright Israel to resume its free trips to Israel in May

Birthright Israel joins forces with Onward Israel to provide increased opportunities

Birthright Israel and Onward Israel seek to join forces to strengthen Jewish Diaspora ties with Israel.

Birthright Israel joins forces with Onward Israel

Birthright Israel message from the Western Wall: We Are Waiting For You

Taglit message to Jewish Diaspora: Times are difficult and streets are empty, but we’ll still be waiting for you when this is all over.

Birthright message from the Kotel: We're Waiting For Youplayer

'Door to Dor' - helping the elderly during the crisis

Birthright Excel responds to coronavirus with new initiative to help the elderly.

'Door to Dor' - helping the elderly during the crisis

Birthright Israel marks 20 years of work forging bonds between Diaspora Jews and Israel

Taglit-Birthright Israel, which has brought 650,000 young Diaspora Jews to visit Israel, celebrates 20 years with event at Tel Aviv U.

Birthright Israel: 20 years of forging Israel-Diaspora bondsplayer

'Birthright Israel is under attack'

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says Birthright Israel is being threatened by leftist groups. “There are groups trying to disrupt the trips."

'Birthright Israel is under attack'

Jewish wrestler wins WWE championship

Birthright Israel alum Drew Gulak, known as 'the Philadelphia stretcher', wins World Wrestling Entertainment cruiser-weight championship.

Jewish wrestler wins WWE championship

IfNotNow activists arrested protesting outside Birthright

Anti-Israel group demands that Birthright 'confront the crisis of Occupation' on its tours of Israel.

IfNotNow activists arrested protesting outside Birthright

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.

J Street launches Birthright-style alternative trip to Israel

Places to visit in Israel in 2019 - if you really want to learn

Places to visit in Israel in 2019 - if you really want to learn

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.

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

Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

Taglit-Birthright orders participants to stay away from south during tense period of arson and rocket attacks.

Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

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'.

Jewish girls ditch Birthright trip, join far-left group

'Birthright Israel is a life-changing experience for so many'

PM Netanyahu sends recorded greeting for Birthright Israel's mega event, thanks participants and supporters around the globe.

'Birthright Israel is a life-changing experience for so many'

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.

Birthright founder gives middle finger to anti-Israel protestersplayer

'Israel - where a new immigrant became Defense Minister'

Defense Minister Liberman talks to 1000 Russian-speaking Jews from around the world celebrating 70 years since Israel’s independence.

'Israel - where a new immigrant became Defense Minister'

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.

Reform Movement dumped from Birthright Israel

Left-wing NGO to American Jews: Israel is not your birthright

Far-left 'Jewish Voice for Peace' declares war on Birthright program bringing young Diaspora Jews to Israel.

Left-wing NGO to American Jews: Israel is not your birthright

'Birthright Israel one of the few totally selfless things'

After more than 17 years and nearly 600,000 participants, Birthright Israel's contributions to be recognized at torch-lighting ceremony.

'Birthright Israel one of the few totally selfless things'player

Liberman: 'You can accomplish anything you set your mind to'

Liberman attends Russian Birthright event, tells participants he's 'excited' they came to visit.

Liberman: 'You can accomplish anything you set your mind to'

Jewish boxer has second bar mitzvah on Masada

Grandson of Holocaust survivor 'brought people to tears' with second bar mitzvah on historic Israeli site.

Jewish boxer has second bar mitzvah on Masada

3 Chabad Rabbis Have Led 100 Birthright Trips

The US-based rabbis, who are all in their 50’s, have led 28, 32, and 40+ Mayanot Birthright trips since 1999.

Three Chabad Campus Rabbis Have Led 100 Birthright Trips

Birthright Israel Alumni Lobby Against Iran Deal

Alumni Community of Taglit emails listserv urging all alumni to 'stand with Israel' and contact legislators to reject the Iran nuclear deal.

Birthright Israel Alumni Lobby Against Iran Deal

German Birthright Fights amid Anti-Semitism Storm

Over Passover, 40 young German Jews came to Israel for the Seder, a product of one of the most successful programs in Europe.

German Birthright Fights amid Anti-Semitism Storm