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Yityish Aynaw, a 21 year old Ethiopian, won Israel's 2013 national beauty pageant.

Yityish Aynaw Crowned the 5773 Miss Israel

18 Adar 5773 – February 28, 2013
"It's important that a member of the Ethiopian community wins the competition for the first time," she told the judges.

The Real Deal: Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Mega Events

8 Adar 5773 – February 18, 2013
From March 3rd through the 10th, Nefesh B'Nefesh will be holding Aliyah Mega Events and Fairs in New York, Baltimore, Washington, Miami, Toronto and Montreal. These mega events are for everyone who wants to hear it like it really is.
Mechina boys learning with Rav Dovid Abrahomovitz (L.)

The Frum Student’s Alternative to Yeshiva in Israel

25 Shevat 5773 – February 5, 2013
A mechina is based on traditional Torah learning, but it also dedicates a significant chunk of its curriculum to developing Torah-based leadership skills and real-life tools outside of the classroom
Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald (L.) and Mr. Michael Steinhardt will wrestle this week.

Atheist Birthright Founder and Rabbi Buchwald to Do Battle

20 Shevat 5773 – January 30, 2013
Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.

North American Immigrants to Northern Israel Display Unique Art Exhibit

25 Tevet 5773 – January 7, 2013
The North American and English aliyah organization Nefesh B’Nefesh, the Jewish Agency, and the Jewish National Fund have teamed up with the Ort Braude Academic College of Engineering in Karmiel to feature the artwork of immigrants from English-speaking countries to northern Israel.

200th Anniversary of the Alter Rebbe Celebrated by Renewed Chabad Presence in Hebron

24 Tevet 5773 – January 6, 2013
Marking the 200th anniversary of the yartzeit of the Alter Rebbe - Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi who founded the Chabad movement - the Jewish Press' Yishai Fleisher interviewed one of the special emmissaries who have become the hallmark of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to talk about the man who started it all, what his passions were, and where Chabad is headed.

Israeli Professor Earns Title of Nobility from Queen Elizabeth II

18 Tevet 5773 – December 31, 2012
Israeli Professor Penelope Ur received a title of nobility from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her work as a teacher of English and her efforts to promote friendship between Britain and Israel.

Historic Jerusalem Home Firebombed (Video)

11 Tevet 5773 – December 24, 2012
A historic Jewish building in Jerusalem’s ancient City of David was firebombed by local Arabs , with supporters recording and posting the videotape on YouTube.
Israel Tax Authority director general Doron Arbeli

Israel, US to Exchange Tax Information, Banking Secrecy Disregarded

29 Kislev 5773 – December 13, 2012
The IRS has been known to impose sanctions against a bank which knowingly permitted customers to violate FACTA rules.

Report: Coerced Contraception of Ethiopian Olim (Video)

28 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
“They told us, ‘You won’t immigrate to Israel. You also won’t come into this clinic. You won’t get help and medical treatment.’”

1 Million Sign On For ‘Virtual March’ Marking ‘87 Soviet Jewry Rally

25 Kislev 5773 – December 9, 2012
More than 1 million people have signed on to join a "virtual march" commemorating the Washington rally 25 years for the Soviet Jewry movement, according to a coalition marking the 1987 event.
Mordechai Ben David

His Brooklyn Home Destroyed by Sandy, Singer Mordechai Ben David Is Making Aliyah (Video)

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Only three days ago, popular singer and songwriter Mordechai Ben David shot and distributed a video depicting the destruction of his neighborhood, Sea Gate, at southwestern tip of Brooklyn, NY, in an effort to raise awareness—and donations—to rebuild this thriving Jewish community.
Bnei Menashe immigrants arriving at Ben Gurion international airport, November 21, 2006.

Indian Tribe Aliyah Approved

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
Israel's government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.
Ethiopian students learning jewelry-making at Yvel's Megemeria School of Jewelry and Art.

Israeli Jewelry Entrepreneurs Give Back to Ethiopian Community

The company’s employees are mostly immigrants who have come to Israel from places like the United States, Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia. The Levys’ business philosophy is firmly rooted in social responsibility and philanthropy.
Falash Mura olim arrive in Ben Gurion airport.

Operation Dove’s Wings Begins as Ethiopian Aliyah Comes to a Close

14 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, pursuant to the July government decision to increase the rate of Ethiopian Aliyah.

Mass Aliyah is Beginning of End of Ethiopia Project

13 Heshvan 5773 – October 29, 2012
It’s the beginning of the end of Ethiopian aliyah, as 240 Ethiopians alight a plane to Israel Monday afternoon, the first of a series of flights dubbed Operation Dove's Wings which will take place until the last one in March 2014, marking the end of the state of Israel’s rescue of the Falash Mura - Ethiopians with Jewish ancestry.

Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

28 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

From Quaker High School to the IDF: Profile of a Lone Soldier

10 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Goldstein was raised in a Jewish-conservative household in Philadelphia, attending the Jewish elementary school of Solomon Schechter and Camp Rama in the summers. He chose to go to the Quaker Friends’ Central High School in part because of the school’s focus on athletics, but also in order to broaden his horizons.
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Five Pairs of Brothers and Sisters Make Aliyah and Enlist in the Army...

Every year, young soldiers from overseas are enlisted into the Israeli Defense Forces through the Garin Tzabar program. The distance from their families and friends combined with the acclimation to their new country makes their service especially challenging. This year, however, at least for five pairs of brothers from the United States and Australia, the experience should be somewhat less difficult.

Study: Jewish Population Shrinking Outside Israel

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
The global Jewish population grew by more than 88,000 people over the past year, and now stands at 13.75 million, according to a new study published y Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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