Israel is home to the world’s largest Jewish community (more than six million Jews) followed by the U.S. (5.7 million).
Signaling that he understand why had been selected, Herzog told the board on Sunday: “A Jew is a Jew is a Jew, no matter his denomination or the type of kippah he chooses to wear or not to wear on his head."
Sharansky will continue his service training and supporting the Jewish Agency shlichim (emissaries).
While young people were preparing for their flights to Israel, they were asked about certain issues and policies, with their answers recorded.
The new bill seeks to permit a first-degree relative or guardian to review the adoption file of family members who have disappeared, been kidnapped or whose fate is unknown.
The 90-year-old from Oregon was honored at a May 30 event, where he was introduced as a "hero of Israel and the Jewish people."
Venice Chief Rabbi Rabbi Bahbout disregarded the status quo and declared that he would convert people from all over Italy in his court, including those who had been rejected in the courts in Milan and Rome.
Abramovich is Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (which is allied with Putin's administration). He is a trustee of the Moscow Jewish Museum, and he donates money to the Chabad movement.
This is the fifth year of the Bonei Zion Awards, which recognizes outstanding Anglo Olim who have made huge contributions in their fields.
Jonathan Pollard is still on very restricted conditions at his home in New York after receiving parole following incarceration of 30 years on a single charge of espionage for an ally.
A 2013 study showed that one out of every four Birthright participants marries another Birthright participant.
Nesya has been planning to move to Israel for some time, as she feels a responsibility to live in Israel and strengthen the country through her Aliyah.
In the late 1990s, Mina identified her former student on TV, when he stood next to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, as head of Russia's security service.
Physicians in the United States rack up some $200,000 in debt by the time they complete their studies, and they will never be able to pay it off while earning a military salary in Israel.
Despite criticism of the Finance Minister for his deficit spending, it must admitted that the new plan will bring much solace to Israel's neediest citizens.
At a time when the number of violent anti-Semitic assaults taking place in the United States is rising dramatically, programs such as Birthright and Nefesh B'Nefesh are crucial to facilitate the immigration of American Jews to Israel as the most obvious remedy
The brand-new Olim hail from 19 US states and two Canadian provinces, including 20 families, 64 children, six sets of twins and 26 medical professionals.
Police launched a covert investigation, and after "various and complex investigative activities," they succeeded in tracking down a squad of burglars from central Israel.
The trips inspire men to connect deeply with their Jewish heritage, and transform themselves, their families – and ultimately their communities and the wider world.
Rabbi Fass expressed his hope that the matter will be resolved, and that a healing process will begin to develop between the Chief Rabbinate and Rabbinic leaders across the world.
'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'
In the 1990s, European countries complained about Israeli citizens with Israeli passports who were engaged in criminal activity, which affected Israel's visa agreements.
There's much misinformation, misconception and ignorance in the American Jewish community about Israel, which Yishai did a lot to dispel over at that Beverly Hills event.
The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire.
Participants were invited to choose from more than 50 sessions, workshops and one-on-one meetings on topics ranging from home buying and education to professional licensing and health insurance.