Myth or Fact: The Impact of the "Year in Israel" By Shalom Z. Berger and Daniel Jacobson and Chaim I Waxman (235 Pages)Publisher: Yashar, 2007
Flipping Out?: Myth or Fact? The Impact of the Year in Israel takes a hard look at a phenomenon that has become a major source of both inspiration and consternation in the Jewish community.
The Jewish community has changed over the past four decades for many reasons, prominent among them the phenomenon of large numbers of students spending a year after high school studying Torah full time in Israel. The results of this Year in Israel can be felt in many synagogues and homes, with a good deal of increased ritual observance and dedication to Torah study - the much discussed Shift to the Right.