This is the perfect time to do a little conjecturing about what might await the Jewish community as the new year gets under way. Such conjecture seems particularly appropriate in the political arena, given the critical issues Washington must face.
What is the most effective philanthropic program the Jewish community has initiated in the last few decades? Without question, according to our cover story on Israel travel, the answer has to be Birthright.
The claim that Im Tirtzu, a small Zionist student group that questions the New Israel Fund, is attempting to curtail debate is an accusation truly Orwellian in its implications. Im Tirtzu isn’t suppressing debate, we are participating in it.