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Celebrating Israel Independence Day

I stood by the grave of American Max Steinberg in Jerusalem as sobs began to rip through my whole body. Max’s tombstone was littered with Birthright lanyards to commemorate the 24-year-old’s first trip to Israel, which convinced him to move to and serve the country. I was on my own Birthright trip at the time, a paid 10-day visit to Israel for Jewish young adults that attempts to foster a connection between personal identity and history. Our mifgashim, a term used to…

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