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David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion rebuked The Jewish Press, suggesting the daughter of a Buddhist Korean woman who never converted was qualified to serve as a rabbi. We went ahead and checked his facts…
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

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

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Yemen A father and son are reunited at Ben Gurion Airport following an airlift that brought 17 Yemeni Jews to Israel
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

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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.

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Posted on: August 14th, 2013

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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 been supplying Hebrew-language books to members of Holland’s Jewish community for nearly 40 years and possessed a stock of 100,000 books, according to the website of the Dutch Israelite Religious […]

New immigrants from USA arriving at Ben Gurion Airport
 

Posted on: August 13th, 2013

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Watch the new Olim get off the plane!

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There's a new plan to greatly increase Birthright availability
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

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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

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Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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Watch the Nefesh B'Nefesh Landing Ceremony

 

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013

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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) / Midnight NY time (Monday night), and you will be able to access the live feed on JewishPress.com tomorrow and watch the whole thing. Welcome home.

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Posted on: July 21st, 2013

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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.

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Israel Air Force pilot - security procedures prohibit a personal photo of 'Lt. B.' of New Jersey
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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‘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.

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Falash Mura olim arrive in Ben Gurion airport.
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

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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.

 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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Hundreds of Jewish and Zionist leaders from across the globe are meeting at the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency in Kiev, Ukraine, the first time they have met outside of Israel. Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky said at the opening plenary Sunday that since the fall of the […]

 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

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Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants, primarily from the former Soviet Union, who need certifications that they are Jewish in order to marry under official Israeli law. The announcement came at the annual meeting of the Shorashim […]

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Nefesh B’Nefesh founders, Tony Gelbart & Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, received honorary doctorates from Yeshiva University.
 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

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“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."

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Moshe Aoflko at the Kotel
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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

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Rabbi Berkovits addressing the crowd of nearly 500 women at the Temech Conference in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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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.

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Zehava Elias was born during her family's two-year ordeal from Ethiopia to Israel. Now she is an IDF officer, seen here with a friend on the right.
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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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.

 

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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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 the Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit. Adelson has “changed the face of tourism on three continents,” said the speakers who awarded the gambling casino tycoon. Last week, Birthright Israel said Adelson […]

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Posted on: May 26th, 2013

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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 on aliyah Sunday. She will live in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Born in Florence, Nirenstein was elected to Parliament in April 2008 as a member of the center-right People of […]

Nira Lee - from Tempe, Arizona to recipient of President Peres' Excellence Award as IDF Lieutenant
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

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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.

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Posted on: April 14th, 2013

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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 as a modern state on Tuesday. The delegation will examine how the New York community can help improve Israel’s quality of life, especially for children in distress, Holocaust survivors and new […]

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