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Book Cover of the Week: What We Brought Back

Thursday, August 07, 2014 | Permalink

Posted by Nat Bernstein

As summer programs and, God willing, this summer's war between Israel and Hamas draw to a close, one has to wonder at the experiences of the Jewish teenagers, college students, and young professionals who traveled to and within Israel through Taglit Birthright, study abroad, or other opportunities over the past few weeks. Facebook flooded with updates and op-eds; Instagram housed a gallery of "bomb shelter selfies" with new friends; emails home detailed each day's travel log and security considerations. How will these young people reflect on their (first, for many) time in Israel?

The image of the Old City inside a shaken souvenir snow globe seems rife with symbolism, especially now.

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    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 | Permalink

    Posted by Miri Pomerantz Dauber

    Ready for a whole new way to enjoy your summer reading? Invite your friends to join a NEXT book club!

    Boston and Bay Area Birthright Israel alumni, we have your next book right here! JBC and NEXT have teamed up to help  alumni like you organize book clubs for your friends in the Bay Area and Greater Boston Area this summer. Call a few friends, choose a great book (don't worry, there's a book for everyone on the list), then grab a bottle of wine or some tasty snacks for your book club, maybe call the author up for a video chat Q&A, and don't forget to snap a picture to send in. If you registered your book club meeting before August 31, NEXT will reimburse you for the cost of the books that you bought! To find out more about the program, see the recommended book list, or register your book club, visit the NEXT Book Clubs page here