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?
Security cabinet meeting convened to assess security situation in Israel's south ends (Haaretz)
Signatories of letter to health minister range from far right to left of national Orthodox camp.03:42 06.05.16 | 0 comments