My exxperience directly contradicts this story. I went on Taglit. I have been a member of an orthodox jewish family forever. I grew to haate judaism. I distanced myself as far as possible. I decided I wanted to meet other jews my age and experience israel so I went on the trip. I fell in love with israel. The israeli soldiers have been inspired me more than anything in my life thus far. Before th trip I wouldnt talk about israeli politics, now I cant try hard enough to convince all of my friends to be more active and care more. This article is not representative of the whole story. Maybe I am an exception, but this change will last forever.