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 Birthright Israel Gives Students New Perspective on Judaism, Israel

 Although many of their peers spent their winter breaks recovering from the end of the previous semester, a group of Jewish Jumbos chose to spend 10 days abroad in Israel last month as part of Taglit−Birthright Israel, a program that provides free trips to Israel for Jewish youth as a way to discover their cultural heritage.

 In conjunction with the Birthright organization, Tufts Hillel sponsored two ten−day trips for Tufts students over break. According to Andrew Cohen, the program associate for Taglit−Birthright Engagement at Tufts Hillel, the 78 students traveled "everywhere from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to Haifa to the desert to everywhere in between."

Read full article in the Tufts Daily - http://www.tuftsdaily.com/birthright-gives-students-new-perspective-on-judaism-israel-1.2694092?pagereq=1#.Tyq5SMjAHLR