You’ve seen it on the gram, you’ve heard about it from friends, but some things you’ve just gotta do for yourself. If you’re a Jewish 20-something, going on Birthright Israel is one of those things. Here are some of the “magic moments”, epic sights and enriching experiences which are so much better IRL, but for now we’re serving them up for you in a blog!
It’s called “mega” for a reason. Prepare to see world famous performers, pyrotechnics, and maybe even the president! This event never lets the crowd down.
They’re sold in abundance in the fresh food markets, and occupy their own food group in Israel. It’s totally acceptable to scoop up a 4 LB bag, as long as you share with your friends!
Nothing like coating your hide with nature’s best mineral mud pack. Just let it dry, rinse and repeat, and you will feel like a new person. #DeadSea #Bliss
Grottoes, waterfalls, caves, cliffs and canyons – Israel is the tiniest little country overflowing with natural beauty.
While the rest of us are at college, busy perfecting the art of all night study sessions, young Israelis are acting as their country’s first line of defense.
Yes,they exist and we felt they deserved a place on this list. They grow down south in the Negev desert, and are as sweet and crunchy as a regular carrot. #SaladTrail
Climbing up Masada before sunrise might not feel like the best idea after staying up all night, but when you see the view? Trust me, you’ll forget the climb.
This spectacular canyon is in the Negev Desert in Eilat. It’s an amazing place to hike and explore, and if you’re luck you might spot an ibex (mountain goat) or Hyrax (rock rabbit).
Prepare to enjoy matbucha, babaganush, hummus, tehini, pickled carrots, spicy chilis, roasted peppers, fried eggplant, Israeli salad etc etc… all before the actual meal arrives!
There are many amazing cities to explore, but there’s no denying that there’s something special about Jerusalem. A magnificent melting pot of religions, cultures and shared history.
Yes, that is said with the utmost confidence. They might not look like much, but these rugelach (rolled pastry with chocolate filling) from Marzipan Bakery in the Mahane Yehuda market are simply to die for.
This is where you get to interact with Bedouins, sleep in a traditional tent the desert, camel ride, eat Bedouin cuisine and hear stories of nomadic life.
If you or a friend haven’t been on a Birthright Israel trip, don’t you think it’s time we fix that? It’s 100% free and your deposit is 100% refundable. Register here.