Dear Anshel Pfeffer, I dont believe you did proper research before writing this article. I also think you are totally disconnected to the birthright community and are completely inaccurate in your findings. As an ex "madrich" staffer, of an Oranim trip I can tell you that each and every one of my birthright participants felt a much deeper connection with Israel and their jewish roots. Sure there are plenty of partying on the trips, but so what. Its a free vacation/learning experience what do you expect. My experience inspired me so much that I returned to Israel and joined the IDF. So what does that tell you? This article agravates me because its so incorrect. The title does not even make sense!
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from the article: Birthright Israel tours are insulting young Jews' intelligence