Meir Panim delivers warmth, special care to families in need.
Posted on: February 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
A steady increase of Jews fleeing anti-Semitism and moving to Israel has prompted the Ministry of Absorption to submit for government approval a new plan to help them start new lives as “olim” [new immigrants]. In 2013, there were 3,301 new immigrants from France, the highest recorded number from that country since the year 2000. […]
Posted on: February 4th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Every century or so, wherever we are, we lose about 80 percent of our people for a variety of reasons.
Posted on: January 22nd, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26 to include teenagers who went on an educational trip to Israel during high school Birthright’s eligibility guidelines previously stated, “If you have been to Israel before but only with your family or on other personal […]
Posted on: January 21st, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.
Posted on: January 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
A food bank chairman, a solar energy pioneer and the creator of the “Dry Bones” comic strip are among the first winners of a Nefesh B’Nefesh prize recognizing immigrants to Israel. More than 200 immigrants from English-speaking countries were nominated for the Bonei Zion Prize, which was awarded in five categories as well as for […]
Posted on: January 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]
Posted on: January 5th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.
Posted on: December 31st, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The connection runs so deep, that the Arab villagers have alerted Efrat authorities against terror cells.
Posted on: December 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Orthodoxy have consistently been the largest group.
Posted on: December 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
An Aliyah plan of this scale hasn't been attempted since the rescued of Ethiopian Jewry.
Posted on: December 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Twenty-five young Jewish tech leaders working for such leading companies as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have arrived in Israel for a ten-day introduction to the country and to the Israeli tech scene. The visit, dubbed Taglit Tech Challenge, is a partnership between The Jewish Agency for Israel and Taglit-Birthright Israel and is part of a […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
A get-tough IRS policy on Americans living abroad has encouraged some Americans living abroad, including “olim” in Israel, to revoke their American citizenship, the Globes business newspaper reported. The United States taxes its citizens’ income even if they have been living abroad for years, and agrees with most banks in the world now expose all […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.
Posted on: December 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
An MDA medical team was kicked out of the Knesset for refusing an Ethiopian MK Blood.
Posted on: December 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
All the boys were called up together, and recited – for the very first time – the blessing for being called to the Torah, with their interpreter.
Posted on: December 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
With all due respect to the man and his memory, Mandela promoted strong independent states for minorities – except Israel. He publicly praised Arab terrorism against Israel in the name of "freedom."
Posted on: December 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The Interior Ministry will grant Evgeny Kissin, one of the world’s leading classical pianists and an enthusiastic Jewish supporter of Israel, Israeli citizenship event though he does not live in the country, the Jewish Agency said Thursday Kissin, 42, told Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky a year ago that he was interested in acquiring Israeli citizenship […]
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
More than 17,000 Jewish young adults will participate in the Taglit-Birthright Israel free 10-day tours this season, the largest number of winter participants for Birthright since the program was founded in 2000. Over the past 13 years, more than 350,000 participants have attended Birthright trips to Israel. The program is expected to reach 50 percent of Jewish […]
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young […]
Posted on: November 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Jewish immigration from France to Israel has increased by 49 percent in the first nine months of 2013 compared to last year. Through September, 2,185 French Jews have immigrated to Israel, compared to 1,469 immigrants during the same time frame in 2012, according to Jewish Agency for Israel figures. The number of immigrants who arrived […]
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