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Israel is preparing a program to help absorb an increasing number of Jews making aliyah.
 

Aliyah Up by 14 Percent in First Three Months of 2014

Posted on: April 13th, 2014

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There is nothing like a good round of anti-Semitism to sober up Jews to move to Israel.

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Ukrainian Jewish Immigration to Israel Rises 70 Percent

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

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There is nothing like a war of anti-Semites against anti-Semites to encourage Aliyah. Ukrainian Jewish immigration to Israel has risen 70 percent in 2014 amid the recent political upheaval in that country. According to the Jewish Agency for Israel, 375 new immigrants from Ukraine arrived in the first three months of 2014, compared with 221 […]

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Thousands Participate in French Aliyah Fair

Posted on: March 30th, 2014

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Aliyah from France Up 312% in January and February Compared to 2013

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Switzerland is no longer a safe place for foreigners to hide their money from the tax man, and so Israel has become a favorite home for money launderers and tax evaders.
 

‘The IRS Wants YOU’ and Israel Is Going to Help Them

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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A plan to stop tax evasion also threatens to break all limits of confidentiality of Americans in Israel.

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Haredi women work at Concept Creative Technology, a subsidiary of Beit Shemesh-based NetSource.
 

Americans in Beit Shemesh Present the Better Side of Haredim

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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Sexist and often violent, corrupt and even anti-Zionist Haredim in Beit Shemesh create a false image of the city.

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NBN in Times Square
 

1000+ Pack NBN Aliyah Fair in Times Square

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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Jews packed Times Square for NBN's Aliyah mega event.

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Jewish mother and child walk through a field in the town of Haditch, Ukraine.
 

100 Ukrainian Jews Want to Make Aliyah, Settle in Judea and Samaria

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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These are people who always spoke about Aliyah, but now the situation in Kiev is giving them that extra push.

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Brushing up for aliyah - a few of the dentists who took the exam in New Jersey on Monday.
 

Record Number of US Dentists Planning Aliyah

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

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An unprecedented number of 20 dentists from around the United States who are planning to make Aliyah to Israel took the Israeli Dentistry Licensing Exam, at the Nefesh B’Nefesh offices in Paramus, New Jersey, this week. This is the largest group ever to take the test outside Israel. Dentists who immigrate to Israel must pass […]

American-born Yosef Abramowitz, brother-in-law of Sarah Silverman, is considering a bid to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel.
 

US-Born Solar Energy Pioneer May Run for President of Israel

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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Solar Energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz, who moved to Israel from the United States as child, said Monday he is joining the crowded field of candidates to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel this summer. Knesset Member Meir Sheetrit of Tzipi Livni’s Tnuah party also announced his candidacy Monday, immediately winning Livni’s backing. He has […]

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Bring your family, tour group, seminary or yeshiva. You'll have lots of fun picking the olives and turning them into oil - all within a few hours.
 

With Olive Oil, Olim Spread the Light of Torah

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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Shemen LaMeor will create jobs and reinvigorate the region’s agriculture while preserving its unique character.

 

Government Says Aliyah Stats from US Better than Previously Stated

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

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Official statistics on aliyah to Israel from the United States have been corrected to show that there was only a tiny change for the worse in the past year from the number of new immigrants in 2012. The Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency issued a report in late December that […]

Rabbi Meir Schuster, z"l' dies Monday at the age of 71.
 

Rabbi Meir Schuster, the ‘Man of the Wall,’ Dies at Age 71

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

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One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.

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Soldiers like Shalom Gamliel are in a  special "Defenders of the Negev" unit that allows them to learn Torah and also defend Israel.
 

Meet the Torah Scholars-Soldiers Who Defend Israel (Video)

Posted on: February 17th, 2014

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Haredi youth have no excuse to dodge the draft, unless they really don’t want to learn Torah.

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Israel is preparing a program to help absorb an increasing number of Jews making aliyah.
 

Anti-Semitism Spurs Increased Aliyah from France

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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A steady increase of Jews fleeing anti-Semitism and moving to Israel has prompted the Ministry of Absorption to submit for government approval a new plan to help them start new lives as “olim” [new immigrants]. In 2013, there were 3,301 new immigrants from France, the highest recorded number from that country since the year 2000. […]

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In my opinion, there's one, minimal thing we expect these young Jews from all over the world participating in the Taglit Birthright program – to recognize that they're Jewish and not join our enemies. Not because we spent so much money on their vacation here, but because family you don't boycott. The Forward's Elissa Strauss fails to understand that her shame of the plight of Palestinians has made her contemplate becoming an enemy of Jews.
 

Elissa Strauss, Are You on our Side or on the Side of our Enemies?

Posted on: February 4th, 2014

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Every century or so, wherever we are, we lose about 80 percent of our people for a variety of reasons.

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Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants with Prime Minister Netanyahu.
 

Birthright Expands Eligibility for Free Trips to Israel

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

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The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26 to include teenagers who went on an educational trip to Israel during high school Birthright’s eligibility guidelines previously stated, “If you have been to Israel before but only with your family or on other personal […]

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Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel and friends have initiated an internet campaign directed at one of the most insular and impenetrable demographics in the Jewish world: Haredi Yiddish speakers in America.
 

Religious Zionists Target Yiddish Speaking Haredim for Aliyah (Video)

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

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Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.

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Make Aliyah, Be an Achiever and Win $10,000

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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A food bank chairman, a solar energy pioneer and the creator of the “Dry Bones” comic strip are among the first winners of a Nefesh B’Nefesh prize recognizing immigrants to Israel. More than 200 immigrants from English-speaking countries were nominated for the Bonei Zion Prize, which was awarded in five categories as well as for […]

 

Jewish Congressman Concerned over Rabbinate Boycott of Avi Weiss Flock

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Only Bennett Can Solve the Avi Weiss Conundrum – He Caused It

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

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Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

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