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Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

30 Kislev 5774 – December 2, 2013
Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by...

Lone Soldiers and Olim Celebrate “Thanksgivukkah” in Tel Aviv

26 Kislev 5774 – November 28, 2013
Fifty lone soldiers and over 200 young professional Olim celebrated “Thanksgivukkah" at a festive event organized by Nefesh B'Nefesh and White City Shabbat.

Jewish Agency Seeks ‘Number One Sukkah in the World’

18 Tishri 5774 – September 22, 2013
Does your Sukkah stand up to the challenge as the “best in the world.” The Jewish Agency will be the judge in its “Sukkathon 2013” competition.

Children Dominate Unusual Aliyah Flight

14 Av 5773 – July 21, 2013
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.

Interview with a New Oleh from Idaho

3 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013
Yishai is joined by new Oleh Moshe Herman to discuss his first days in Israel.

Faces of Israel: Nachman Klieman, Founder of U-Boutique

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
As someone who lives on the front line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Klieman has personal experience when it comes to Palestinian terrorism.

Tel Aviv: A City of Opportunity

14 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
An interview with Jay Shultz, president of the Am Yisrael Foundation.

Yishai with Two Olim During their Flight Home

23 Iyyar 5773 – May 3, 2013
Yishai interviews two Olim on during his return flight to Israel from tour in the US.

Six on Five, New Olim’s Aliyah Experiences II

24 Shevat 5773 – February 4, 2013
Yishai presents the second part of an event he recently attended in Maale Adumim where six recent Olim to Israel describe the five most significant things since arriving home.

A Resilient Nation

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
Where else but in Israel would a fresh-faced, eight-year-old Little League rookie wearing a New York Mets uniform smile and casually ask you, “By the way, during the game today, if a rocket is fired at Modiin, where do we run?”

Sandy’s Ripple Effects Felt In Israel

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
Hurricane Sandy’s fury created a ripple effect that was felt in Israel, as thousands of tourists, business travelers and ordinary citizens found themselves stranded on both sides of the ocean.

An Important Lesson From The World Baseball Classic

19 Tishri 5773 – October 4, 2012
Team Israel lost in the finals of the World Baseball Classic qualifiers, but the experience should teach an important lesson to Jewish people throughout the world. The fact that Jewish players and players with Jewish roots who don't actually live in Israel played for Team Israel should send a critical message to Diaspora Jewry: Israel is the homeland for all Jews.

Flying Back to the US? Better Ask your Accountant First, You...

13 Elul 5772 – August 31, 2012
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).

Mazal Tov! The Weddings In Israel

6 Iyyar 5772 – April 27, 2012
For Israel's Anglo olim (immigrants), the name Givat Shmuel conjures up a marriage scene to rival that of New York's Stern University for Women. Home to hundreds of young English-speakers studying at the adjacent Bar-Ilan University, Givat Shmuel has produced a vibrant, growing community of overseas students – and a reputation for their enthusiastic coupling. Each year, the community watches as many new couples are formed, engagements are announced and weddings are celebrated.

English-Speakers Laugh At Life in Israel

7 Adar 5772 – March 1, 2012
A new video by a young Israeli from New York earned 57,000 views in two days, taking comedic aim at the life of the average young English-speaking immigrant to Israel.

Recruits Must Renounce Dual Citizenship to Join Elite IDF Troops

17 Shevat 5772 – February 9, 2012
Israel's submarine fleet joined a number of elite combat units requiring their new recruits to give up ties to their former homelands to qualify for security clearance.

True Role Models (Part Ten)

30 Shevat 5765 – February 9, 2005
It is often hard to understand the attitude of American Orthodox Jews to Israel.

A Planeload Of Joy

22 Elul 5764 – September 8, 2004
We in Israel need Nefesh B'Nefesh. Every time this organization brings in another planeload of olim, the welcome is so uplifting, the arrival is so exciting, the emotional high is so stimulating, that several old-timers go to the airport ceremonies just to be reminded how important American and Canadian aliyah is.

Souls Intertwined

5 Tishri 5764 – October 1, 2003
As a Tehilla volunteer I have been going to the airport for many years to assist new immigrants (olim) during their first hours facing real Israeli bureaucracy.

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