The airlines staff ask you a lot of questions when you check in for your flight.. A LOT of questions. But when you arrive on the Birthright trip, you are greeted by an Israeli guide whose first words are “Welcome home.” This trip is so different.

Taglit Birthright, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a free 10-day trip to Israel for 18-26 year olds. It is funded by rich Jewish donors all over and the Israeli government/people. Yes, FREE! Ahhh, so cool.