Against Rules, Israel Gap Year Program Rejects Applicant Because of non-Jewish Mother

The experience has been so devastating for Demi Putziger that she no longer lights Shabbat candles or participates in Shabbat family dinner

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In a rare, if not unprecedented decision, a young South African woman was recently rejected from a program sponsored by Masa – the umbrella organization that runs hundreds of educational, volunteer and internship programs in Israel – on the grounds that her mother isn’t Jewish.

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