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In honor of Israel turning 60, Taglit-Birthright Israel is looking to send someone’s parents to the Jewish state:

The “Let My Parents Go!” contest was open to all North American Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni whose parents have never been to Israel. Over 60 video entries were received, and the 18 finalists have been posted on the Taglit-Birthright Israel website. …

Entrants submitted links to online postings (YouTube, Google Video, etc.) of a short video describing why their parent or parents should visit Israel on a free, first-time, educational trip. The over 60 entries were narrowed down to 18 by a panel of independent judges based on guidelines such as incorporating the “let my parents go” theme, creativity and making a strong case for what they hoped their parents would get out of the Taglit-Birthright Israel experience. Nine winners will be selected by the general public.

What will the old folks be doing?

The winners of the contest will be sent together on an official Taglit-Birthright Israel trip, where they will have the opportunity to share in the experiences that made such an impact on their children. They will visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; they will hike Masada, swim in the Dead Sea and visit the kotel.

Sounds like a regular Birthright trip. Which makes you wonder: What sort of person would want to send their parents on a Birthright trip? (If you don’t get the question, then read this?)

Anyway… Check out the finalists and click here to see how to vote.

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