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Elsewhere: Y.U.’s losing bet, why Israelis hitchhike, reinviting Reuven Rivlin

Y.U.’s losing bet: Yeshiva University squandered its financial resources with a high-risk investment strategy, Steven I. Weiss writes. (TakePart)

Why Israelis hitchhike: Hitchhiking is a way of life for West Bank Jews that reflects “a culture of love, trust and confidence,” Ari Soffer writes. (Arutz Sheva)

Reinviting Reuven Rivlin: Rabbi Charles Kroloff invites the newly elected Israeli president to return to Kroloff’s New Jersey Reform synagogue 25 years after Rivlin strongly criticized its style of worship. (N.J. Jewish News)

Kidnapping salute: Palestinians have come up with a gesture to celebrate the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens that has gone viral. (Times of Israel)

What I learned on Birthright: Nina Friend offers a humorous survey of lessons from the free 10-day trip to Israel. (Huffington Post)

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