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Roseanne Barr Is Making Aliyah, Maybe

In a 2011 interview, Roseanne said she would like to run for Prime Minister of Israel.

If-Not-Now Fundraiser Shares War Story from Camp Ramah

In June, Ramah national director Rabbi Mitchell Cohen circulated an email vowing: “Ramah camps have not engaged—and will not engage—in any way with IfNotNow as an organization.”

It’s Official: Israel Has More Jews than Any Other Country

Israel is home to the world’s largest Jewish community (more than six million Jews) followed by the U.S. (5.7 million).

Isaac Herzog Elected Jewish Agency Chairman over Netanyahu’s Objections

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."

Jewish Agency Bids Farewell to Chairman Natan Sharansky

Sharansky will continue his service training and supporting the Jewish Agency shlichim (emissaries).

IfNotNow Targeting Birthright Taglit Groups at JFK Airport

While young people were preparing for their flights to Israel, they were asked about certain issues and policies, with their answers recorded.

Initial Approval for Opening 1950s Adoption Files of Yemenite Children

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.

Honors for Last Member of Flight Crew to Bring Yemenite Jews to Israel

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."

Knesset Committee Debates Troubled Conversion Policy, Banning of Venice Chief Rabbi

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.

Russian Tycoon Roman Abramovich Making Aliyah

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.

Rabbi Riskin among 5 Olim Recipients of Nefesh B’Nefesh Builders of Zion Prize

This is the fifth year of the Bonei Zion Awards, which recognizes outstanding Anglo Olim who have made huge contributions in their fields.

Report: Trump May Allow Pollard to Make Aliyah

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.

Adelsons Donate $70 Million to Birthright Israel

A 2013 study showed that one out of every four Birthright participants marries another Birthright participant.

Senator Joe Lieberman’s Granddaughter Makes Aliyah

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.

1.5 Rooms Available on Pinsker Street, Tel Aviv, Ask for Landlord, Mr. Vladimir Putin

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.

New IDF Draft Guidelines May Deter Physicians from Immigrating to Israel

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.

Another Reason to Make Aliyah: New National Long Term Care Insurance in Excess of...

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.

As US Anti-Semitism Flourishes, ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Calls to Boycott ‘Birthright’ Visits to...

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

233 North American Olim including 70 Future Soldiers Arrive Tuesday

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.

‘Birthright Bandits’ Rob American Kids in Kibbutz Guest House

Police launched a covert investigation, and after "various and complex investigative activities," they succeeded in tracking down a squad of burglars from central Israel.

180 Jewish Fathers Follow in their Wives’ Footsteps to 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.

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Apologizes to NBN’s Rabbi Yehoshua Fass

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.  

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'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.'

Knesset Permits Olim to Obtain Israeli Passports Upon Arrival

In the 1990s, European countries complained about Israeli citizens with Israeli passports who were engaged in criminal activity, which affected Israel's visa agreements.

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