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Native Baltimore Rabbi Runs for Beit Shemesh City Council

Baltimore native Rabbi Avraham Leventhal, who moved to Beit Shemesh eight years ago after making aliyah, has tossed his hat in the political ring...

450 Ethiopians Left Gondar for Final Aliyah Flights

The new immigrants’ relatives were on hand in Israel to greet them.

Dep. Minister Hotovely: the Solution Is Greater Israel without Gaza

"This is not an instantaneous plan, it's a plan for a generation."

Jewish School in Gondar, Ethiopia Closes as Aliyah Ends

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Monday turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor as the...

Hebrew Union Pres. Pulls Fast One in Non-Jewish Rabbi Debate

The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

17 Yemeni Jews Secretly Airlifted to Israel

Radical Islamists have endangered the lives of almost 90 Jews still in Yemen. On Wednesday, 17 of them were secretly airlifted to Israel, 63 years after the ‘Magic Carpet’ brought over 49,000 Yemini Jews.

Holland Hebrew Bookstore Ex-Owners Move to Israel, Close Up Shop

One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to move to Israel. The Samech bookstore has...

Birthright May Double its Numbers, Plus Encourage Hi-Tech Aliyah

The goal of a new Birthright initiative is to nearly double the number of participants, and to provide financial incentives for young high-tech professionals to make Aliyah

Watch the NBN Landing Ceremony Tomorrow, Live on JewishPress.com

JewishPress.com will be offering a live feed from the Nefesh B'Nefesh landing ceremony on Monday night/Tuesday. The ceremony begin at 7AM Israel time (Tuesday) /...

Children Dominate Unusual Aliyah Flight

American and Canadian Jews continue to move to Israel at an increasing rate. Nearly 1,000 children are expected to make the move this year with their parents. The first summer flight arrives Tuesday, escorted by Gilad Shalit.

New Jersey Yeshiva Student Now an Israeli Fighter Pilot

‘Lt. B.’ came to Israel to learn Torah for a year and go back to NJ for university. He thought about the army and the Air Force grabbed him, fulfilling his childhood wish to be a pilot. Read and be proud.

End of an Era: Ethiopian Aliyah to Stop Next Month

Israelis and Jews were excited on a Friday night 22 years ago when Israel announced its secret Operation Solomon brought 13,000 Ethiopians to Israel. The aliyah effort will end on August 28.

Jewish Agency Officials Meet in Ukraine for First Time

Hundreds of Jewish and Zionist leaders from across the globe are meeting at the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency in Kiev, Ukraine,...

Ex-Mossad Chief Backs Move to ID Soviet Jews

Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants,...

Nefesh B’Nefesh Founders Get YU Honorary Doctorates

“We have been taught to open our eyes and see the myriad number of concerns that need to be addressed and repaired in our community."

64-Year-Old Polish Jew Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.

Networking, Note-Taking and New Ideas at the Temech Conference

What makes a brand extraordinary is its “why” – the emotional reason that makes a person want to purchase that item. Simple, right? Basic, too. What’s more, it works.

Torah Scroll and New-Born Baby Survived Two-Year Escape to Israel

Zehava was born during her family’s two-year ordeal en route to Israel. She was born on the way. Two of her brothers died. She survived. So did her father’s Torah scroll. Today, she is an IDF officer.

Israel Honors Adelson with Tourism Award

Tourist Minister Uzi Landau and  Taglit-Birthright presented American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson with an honorary award on innovation and excellence in global tourism at...

Former Italian Legislator Makes Aliyah

The Rome Jewish community leadership gave a rousing send-off to journalist and former Italian parliament member Fiamma Nirenstein ahead of her departure for Israel...

IDF’s Arizona Girl Receives ‘President’s Excellence Award’

Nira Lee grew up in Tempe, Arizona as a Zionist but firmly planted in the USA, until she saw the destruction following the Second Lebanon War during a visit to Israel. Now she is Lieutenant in the IDF.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Draws 200 New York UJA Leaders

The UJA Federation of New York’s William Rosenwald Mission landed in Israel Sunday with 200 leaders who will be celebrating the country’s 65th anniversary...

More than 8 Million Reside in the State of Israel

It's Israel‘s 65th Independence Day, and time for stats!

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