Birthright (BURTH-rayt) listen


  • n. A free 10-day trip to Israel for young Diaspora Jews ages 18-26. Over 400,000 Jews have been to Israel on Birthright.

Example Sentences

  • I went on Birthright and rode a camel.

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


  • North America
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand


  • None

Alternative Spellings

Birthright Israel


  • The Hebrew name of this program is Taglit. People involved with organizations that work with young adults refer to "Birthrighters" - people who go on a Birthright Israel program.

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