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The Frum Student’s Alternative to Yeshiva in Israel

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

Atheist Birthright Founder and Rabbi Buchwald to Do Battle

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

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

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

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)

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, US to Exchange Tax Information, Banking Secrecy Disregarded

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)

“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

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.

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

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.

Indian Tribe Aliyah Approved

Israel's government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Tunisian Spring Is Turning Into a Jewish Winter

With the new legislation being proposed in the Islamist Ennahda led government, Tunisian Jews may need to rethink their loyalty to a country that clearly no longer wants them. The Tunisian Parliament is working to pass a law that will prohibit the import of religious books, kosher food, and even visitors from Israel.

Flying Back to the US? Better Ask your Accountant First, You Could Get Arrested

U.S. taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Australian Woman, 96, Making Aliyah Calls it ‘a Dream Come True’

Lily Hyde will leave the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home in Sydney on Wednesday morning for Tel Aviv, where she will be reunited with her family. She is believed to be the oldest Australian ever to immigrate to Israel.

16 Retired Couples Make Aliyah on Nefesh B’Nefesh Flight

A group of 16 retiree couples ages 50 to 80 made Aliyah to Israel in mid-August on Nefesh B’Nefesh charter Aliyah flight that left out of JFK airport in New York. The retirees joined their children and grandchildren who had made Aliyah over the last decade.

Watch Your Family and Friends LIVE as They Arrive in Israel as New Olim!

Log on to watch the festive welcome ceremony where we celebrate their Aliyah together with hundreds of guests and dignitaries.

Holy Land of Opportunity: North American Jews Finding Jobs in Israel

Jews across America, in the privacy of their own computer screens, are scanning the internet for job opportunities which will enable them to make the leap toward life in Israel.

US Queen of Kosher: “I’m a Jewish Person and it’s the Jewish Homeland, and...

With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.

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