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Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

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

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’

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

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

Yishai is joined by new Oleh Moshe Herman to discuss his first days in Israel.

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

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

An interview with Jay Shultz, president of the Am Yisrael Foundation.

Yishai with Two Olim During their Flight Home

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

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

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

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

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 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).

Mazal Tov! The Weddings In Israel

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

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

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)

It is often hard to understand the attitude of American Orthodox Jews to Israel.

A Planeload Of Joy

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

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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