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.
Nat Bernstein is the former Manager of Digital Content & Media, JBC Network Coordinator, and Contributing Editor at the Jewish Book Council and a graduate of Hampshire College.