Poll: Birthright Attendance

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A couple nights ago, riding on the subway, I overheard a conversation between a guy and a girl near me (I’m also regularly given dirty looks for trying to read the book/e-mail of the person sitting next to me. I can’t help it! I’m a curious kid!). I’m pretty sure they had met each other on the train because they were playing the ever-so-popular game of Jewish geography.

At one point, the girl brought the subject of Birthright up, asking the guy if he had ever been. Almost surprised by the question, the guy responded with an affirmative yes. I say surprised because his response made it sound like it was a given that he had. “Do I look Jewish? Then obviously I’ve been on Birthright!”

But then again, I’m as Jewish looking as they come (though I hide my Jew-fro by buzzing my hair…I also do it to look hot) and I never went on Birthright.

So today’s random poll just because I’m wondering:

Posted on May 1, 2009

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3 thoughts on “Poll: Birthright Attendance

  1. Jordanna Birnbaum

    In your poll, you might want to take into account that people may have gone to Israel on other youth programs, such as Ramah Seminar, USY, Nativ,and Kivunim.

    Also, due to the economy, Birthright trips are actually turning down a majority of their applicants. I know many students from college that applied to go on a Birthright trip with the Hillel or with friends, and they were turned down.

  2. Jeremy Moses Post author

    True. If that were the case though, the results would be totally different. I, for one, would have voted yes.

    It’s funny that those results would be so different even though Birthright is the free trip.

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