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    • Michael Benami Doyle
    • 26.11.12 | 08:51 (IST)

    The findings make perfect sense. The problem is apples and oranges. Most Birthright participants are from Reform and Conservative communities. As one friend of mine said upon her return from a Birthright trip, "They brought us to an Orthodox synagogue for Shabbat--I hated it, it wasn't my tradition." Why would anyone expect American Jewish youth to be inspired by an approach to Judaism that most would reject even if they *were* already affiliated with a congregation in their own communities?

    from the article: Is Birthright just a freebie trip to Israel or a real game changer in Jewish practice?
    First published 11:02 24.11.12 | Last updated 11:02 24.11.12
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