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    • LynleyShimat Lys
    • 29.04.11 | 12:25 (IDT)

    I'm glad to hear someone say this and to hear the suggestions for broadening and deepening this kind of programming. I think another useful addition to a more comprehensive program would be the study of and interaction with the various diaspora communities and their languages and histories. For example some of the most committed young Jew I know study Yiddish, Ladino and /or Judeo-Arabic. World Jewry, and Israeli Jewry in particular, incorporates such a wealth of multicultural influences and knowledge that it seems a shame not to expose young Jews to these resources.

    from the article: Birthright Israel tours are insulting young Jews' intelligence
    First published 01:56 29.04.11 | Last updated 01:56 29.04.11
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