Author Archives: Rachel Marcuse

After Birthright: Hebron – 500 settlers, 2,000 soldiers and the tensest place I’ve ever been

In July, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program – a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about the … Continue reading

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After Birthright: ‘We’re not stereotypes’

Last month, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program – a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about the … Continue reading

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After Birthright: Dangerous conversations and the stifling of dissent

Last month, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program – a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about the … Continue reading

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Birthright travel diary: Offering a Palestinian perspective is ‘not the donor’s agenda’

Last month, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program – a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about the … Continue reading

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The Birthright equation: Jewishness + Community = I &#9829 Israel

Last month, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program – a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about the … Continue reading

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Birthright travel diary: ‘Outing’ myself on a kibbutz

Earlier this month, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program – a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about … Continue reading

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Birthright travel diary: Arriving in Tel Aviv

Earlier this month, activist Rachel Marcuse spent 10 days in Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright program – a fully sponsored trip for young North American Jews to learn more about the country. She went to bear witness and ask questions about … Continue reading

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