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  • Young U.S. Jews feel closer to Israel, studies find

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 13, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    Young American Jews have closer ties to Israel than ever before, while Israelis who have moved to the United States are raising the Jewish consciousness of all Jews in the New World.

    Such upbeat conclusions may run counter to more prevalent pessimistic pronouncements, but they...

  • 15 short comments about politics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 25, 2012 | 10:06 am

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    Say what you want about Netanyahu the statesman, or Netanyahu the politician – Netanyahu the magician, the man that always has a surprise up his sleeve, has done it again. The decision to merge the Likud Party with the Yisrael Beiteinu Party – Netanyahu and Lieberman dancing...

  • Birthright has contributed $535 million to Israel’s economy

    February 27, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Taglit-Birthright Israel has contributed more than $535 million to Israel’s economy since the trip’s inception in 2000, the organization said.

    The contribution to Israel’s tourism industry comes from providing transportation, lodging, food, training, security, entry to tourist sites...

  • Justin Bieber’s Musical Father Figure, Dan Kanter [UPDATED]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 18, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Before Justin Bieber stepped onstage in front of 40,000 radiant fans at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last month, Dan Kanter, Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, took the spotlight to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.  “It was one...

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  • Study: Birthright alumni better Israel advocates, marry Jewish

    March 17, 2011 | 11:35 am

    The impact of a Taglit-Birthright experience is significant and lasts for years, according to a new study.


    Participants in the 10-day Israel trips are more confident advocates for Israel, are more likely to feel very connected to Israel, and are 51 percent more likely to marry a...