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The 10 Plagues, Ranked

by Alex Gluck April 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm

The 10 Plagues, Ranked

by Alex Gluck April 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm

As Passover approaches, we retell the story of Exodus, where Moses leads the Jewish people out of Egypt and to the promised land. However, leaving Egypt was no walk in the park. In fact, it took 10 horrific plagues to finally convince Pharaoh to agree to let them go. And even after all that, he still, chased after them! Read More

Passover Recipe: Coconut-Halva Macaroons By Alumnus Jake Cohen

by Jake Cohen April 15, 2019 at 8:53 am

Jake Cohen is a one-of-a-kind Birthright Israel alumnus and nice Jewish boy. His recipes and words have been featured on Food 52, Huffington Post Taste, Food and Wine Magazine, and Saveur Magazine to name a few. Currently, Jake is the editorial and test kitchen director of TheFeedFeed.com. Jake went on his Birthright Israel journey in 2013 and has been in love with the flavors of Israel ever since! Read More

Passover Recipe: Barbara’s Matzo Ball Soup by Rachel Belle

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 9, 2019 at 3:52 am
Rachel Belle Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Recipe: Barbara’s Matzo Ball Soup by Rachel Belle

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 9, 2019 at 3:52 am

Rachel Belle is a Birthright Israel alumna, host and co-producer of the acclaimed podcast “Your Last Meal.” She’s a feature reporter on KIRO Radio in Seattle, and “Seattle Weekly” voted her the city’s best FM Radio Personality.  and a feature reporter and talk show contributor. This Passover Rachel shares with us a memory from her Birthright Israel trip and her mom’s Matzo Ball Soup recipe. Read More

Passover Recipe: Matzo Brittle by Alumna Everything Erica

by Erica Eckman April 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Matzo Brittle by Everything Erica

Passover Recipe: Matzo Brittle by Alumna Everything Erica

by Erica Eckman April 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Erica Eckman is a well-known foodie and founder of the brand Everything Erica. She and her husband went on Birthright Israel in Winter 2018-2019 and have found a new love for their Judaism ever since. We are delighted to share her Birthright Israel story and delicious Matzo Brittle recipe below! Erica’s Story I grew up in a fairly religious, conservative home and took pride in so many incredible Jewish organizations during my life. Read More

Quiz: Which Hamantaschen Are You?

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm
Hamantaschen

Quiz: Which Hamantaschen Are You?

by Birthright Israel Foundation March 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

We’re ready for Purim at Birthright Israel Foundation and can’t wait to share the festivities with you! If you love the story of Purim and Queen Esther then you will be sure to love this quiz. Are you ready to find out what scrumptious flavor of Hamantaschen you are? Answer a few simple questions below to reveal the answer. Read More

Hanukkah Surprise Cake from Noshpitality

by Michal Cohen December 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm
Hanukkah Surprise Cake

Hanukkah Surprise Cake from Noshpitality

by Michal Cohen December 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Ever since I can remember, Israel has been a big part of my life. My grandparents have a second home in Israel and as kids, we’d go for the entire summer. The minute we landed my mother would start breathing in the air through her nose, almost like she never experienced oxygen before, and when it was time to leave she’d cry and get emotional in a way that wasn’t typical for her. Read More