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The Dying Sea

BY JAY REISS
The first time I left the United States was with my sister on a trip to the Middle East—Israel—the ‘Holy Land.’ Israel is constantly recruiting Jews from around the world to move there. For many Jews who make aliyah (moving ‘back’ to Israel) the birthright program is their first step. While I am grateful to have toured Israel and seen some of the most sacred and contested land in human history, I am not planning to move anytime soon.