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10 Mistakes Made on Birthright Israel

More than 600 000 people have been on a free trip to Israel and how many are guilty of these same 10 mistakes made on Birthright Israel? Honestly, we'd rather not know. Instead, we've compiled a list to help you, the future traveler from making the same "Birthright Blunders". 1. Shaving before swimming in the Dead Sea Dipping your face or freshly shaved legs into the Dead Sea is kind of like taking an acid bath - it'll give you a sting you'll never forget. While we're talking about "the sting", we also strongly advise that you never attempt putting your head under water in the Dead Sea. Even if your eyes are closed, "the sting" still finds its way in, and you will reemerge convinced that you have been permanently blinded. 2. Falling "in love" too soon A lot can happen in 10 days, and a lot can change. Someone catches your eye on the first day, and by day 4 you've noticed they're a perpetual nose-picker. Avoid the awkwardness, keep things in the friends zone until you're sur read more

January 20, 2020

The Best of Israel According to Instagram

5 minutes scrolling the gram, and all we want to do is pack our bags and travel! We've compiled some of the best of Instagram's recent Israel pictures, and we gotta say, it's enough to make anyone add Israel to their bucket list. Fortunately, a trip to Israel is no pipe dream. We've got Birthright Israel to get us there for free, and as great as Instagram might be, Israel is so much better IRL! 1. Dead Sea   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Backpacker (@backpackerstory) on Dec 16, 2019 at 6:00am PST 2. City of David, Jerusalem   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Visit2Israel (@visit2israel) on Dec 15, 2019 at 12:03am PST 3. Nubian Ibex, Mitzpe Ramon   View this post on Instagram   A post sha read more

December 20, 2019

10 New Year’s Resolutions in 10 Days With Birthright Israel

1. Exercise More Skip the gym, and try something a little different like rock climbing, hiking, rafting or sunrise yoga on Masada. 2. Spend less, save more That's easy to do when you're traveling for free with all your accommodation, transport, activities and most meals covered! 3. Eat healthier food Did you know Israelis have one of the most healthy diets in the world? Expect to eat a lot of fresh fruit & veg with all those falafel balls and shwarmas! 4. More time with friends & family Bring friends or a family member on your 10 day Israel trip, or make 40 new friends in Israel! 5. Learn something new You could read it in a book, or your could see it for yourself. History, culture, and politics, all at your fingertips. 6. Connect to your heritage Discover more about Jewish history, culture and traditions. Visit the Western Wall and experience Shabbat in Israel. 7. Stress less We all need a time out every so often. Spend time in nature, chill on read more

January 2, 2019

Humans of Birthright Israel: Natasha Rouchon

Every year Sachlav Birthright Israel brings thousands of young Jews from all over North America to Israel for a free 10 day trip.  As a non-denominational organization, Sachlav prides itself on bringing Jews from all different backgrounds together. Over the years, Sachlav has become known for its diversity and its unique participants including but not limited to movie stars, professional photographers and LGBTQ advocates.  It is this diversity that sparked the need for Humans of Birthright Israel! If your interested in going on a trip, SIGN UP HERE! Meet Natasha Rouchon.  Natasha is a 19 year old YouTube personality and Instagram Influencer with over 13K followers from Los Angeles, California.  Natasha and her sister Alexa (also known as the ~Rouchon Sisters~) are passionate about fitness, travel and self love. Together they hope to bring positivity and good will to the world, as can be seen from their motto: Living is giving. Thanks Natasha for sharing your thoughts with us!   read more

September 16, 2018

Humans of Birthright Israel: Emma Davidman

Every year Sachlav Birthright Israel brings thousands of young Jews from all over North America to Israel for a free 10 day trip.  As a non-denominational organization, Sachlav prides itself on bringing Jews from all different backgrounds together. Over the years, Sachlav has become known for its diversity and its unique participants including but not limited to movie stars, professional photographers and LGBTQ advocates.  It is this diversity that sparked the need for Humans of Birthright Israel! If your interested in going on a trip, SIGN UP HERE! Meet Emma Davidman.  Emma is a 23 year old Physician’s Assistant graduate student in Eastern North Carolina.   On top of being passionate about providing medical care to underserved areas, she is also passionate about cooking, hiking and traveling!  Emma’s bubbly personality and witty pictures are what set her apart from her peers and brought her to Sachlav’s Humans of Birthright Israel! Thanks Emma for sharing your thoughts read more

May 30, 2018