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10 Indian Bnei Menashe Couples Married in Israel

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.

In Northeast India, Bnei Menashe Prepare Matzah for Passover

Each village priest would recite ancient prayers, such as “Miriam’s Song,” echoing the Biblical account of the Exodus and its aftermath.

New Israelis Arrive From Ukraine on IFCJ ‘Freedom Flight’

The start of a new life in Israel, "a strong and independent country," is a rescue for olim from Ukraine.

Conference to Focus on Diaspora-Israel Relations

Knesset Speaker Edelstein says the conference will help participants think more deeply about "how to benefit our own countries and the world at large."

More than 1,500 Attend Biggest Ever Nefesh B’Nefesh Manhattan Aliyah Fair

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.

1,500 Lone Soldiers Gather for ‘1-Stop Personal Errands Day’

The event was organized in cooperation with the IDF, the Jewish Agency for Israel, KKL-JNF and various Israeli ministries.

Meet Little Yoav Fanai from India who Became Israeli Citizen this Week

The 102 new immigrants all hail from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, which borders Burma and Bangladesh and is home to the second-largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India.

Jewish Youth Stream to Europe to Mark 120-Yr Anniversary of World Zionist Congress [video]

Participants included 120 counselors and delegates from WBA groups across Europe.

1,600 Lone Soldiers to Get Assisted Personal Errands Day in Tel Aviv Feb. 16

Every IDF Lone Soldier is entitled to take a personal errands day once every two months, but for most of them one day is often not enough time to complete their necessary errands.

3,300-Year Detour Ends in Aliyah for 65th Wedding Anniversary in Israel

"We realized it was time to pack while we are healthy and active and could truly enjoy being in Our Beloved Country."

Mother of Dead IDF Soldier Invites Israelis to Funeral: ‘We Have No Family Here’

The funeral will be at 2:30 PM today (Thursday), at the military section of the Rishon L'Tzion cemetery.

Israel Tax Authority: FATCA Working Both Ways, US Accounts Belonging to Israelis Reviewed

Israel received data on more than 35,000 Israeli-held accounts in US financial institutions.

Young Professional Olim Prefer Tel Aviv

Immigration to Tel Aviv has come to be characterized by youth: approximately 9,500 of the new immigrants are between the ages of 18 and 35, joining a third of Tel Aviv's population that is of the same age group.

Support Group: Today’s Aliyah ‘Basket’ Must Include Subsidized Therapy

'My very relationship with my husband was in question suddenly. The children would yell, 'Why did you bring us here?' My own emotional state was so fragile. Everything was falling apart, including our marriage.'

27,000 New Israelis Came Home in 2016, Down from 31,000 in 2015

Aliyah from Brazil increased significantly, with the arrival of some 760 new immigrants this year, compared with 497 in 2015.

When A Jerusalem Neighborhood Was A Transit Camp

Rabbi Haim Sabato tells the tale of the Jerusalem transit camp in which he and his family lived when they immigrated to the Holy Land from Egypt.

Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Report: 10% of Israeli Public Servants Are Olim

166 Ethiopian Israelis have been recruited to the police force over the past two years, and today 613 police officers are Ethiopian.

Celebration, Challenges as Ethiopian Community Celebrates Sigd Festival

Thousands of Israeli Ethiopians marked the Day of Sigd in Jerusalem this week. It's an echo of the First Temple era.

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