[Have I mentioned how much I hate the fact that the official spelling for “birthright” is a lowercase letter? It’s just wrong, I tell you. That said…]
The Jerusalem Post has a new section on its site [not “it’s sight”] for blog posts about birthright israel, sponsored by birthright israel. Read the personal stories of birthright participants for whom the ten-day trip created a lasting bond to the State of Israel.
Of course, Jewlicious is no Johnny-come-lately to the birthright game. Laya and CK just returned from their Oranim birthright trip, and in a week, Michael and I begin our excursion. I’ve touched base with a lot of the participants who will be joining our Oranim bus, and the prevailing feeling is one of anticipation. The level of excitement is building, with participants on our bus (including five sets of siblings) hailing from Idaho, Louisiana, Illinois, Los Angeles, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Missouri and, of course, New York.
After a month of stressing about finding a subletter for my apartment, I’m finally set, so I can start stressing about packing. But I’m confident that once we’re en route, the enthusiasm will overtake the anxiety and carry me through. It’s been five years since I’ve been to Israel, and more years than I can count since I spent time touring the length and breadth of the country on a bus.
I’m wearing my Tevas, and getting ready to go. More birthright blogging to come.