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Nefesh B’Nefesh Hosts ‘Block Party’ for 1,000+ Young Professional Olim

"It is important to our organization that Olim of all ages and stages of life know that there is a place for them to connect with other like-minded individuals."

2,200-plus Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim Celebrate Afternoon of Family Fun at Mini Israel

Through its support and comprehensive social services, 90 percent of the nearly 60,000 olim who came to Israel with Nefesh B'Nefesh have remained.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Oleh 60,000 Lands at Ben Gurion, Collects Jewish Freedom, Stunning Jewish Heat...

The flight included 103 children under the age of 17, 21 medical professionals, three sets of twins, and a 28-day-old baby.

Bar-Ilan Labs Abuzz with US Internship Program Undergrads

Until now, the only exposure Michal had to Israel was more of a vacation setting and visiting family. This visit was her first opportunity to sense how it would be to actually live and work in Israel.

2,282 North American Jews Expected to Make Aliyah this Summer

A few Olim on this morning’s flight plan to join the IDF as Lone Soldiers.

Netflix Showing New Film on Ethiopian Jews’ Rescue in SF Jewish Festival

From 1979 to 1983, Aliyah activists and Mossad agents operating in Sudan encouraged the Beta Israel communities in Ethiopia to come to the Sudan, and from the Sudan they would be taken to Israel via Europe.

200 Immigrants Arrive in Israel, Kicking Off ‘Aliyah Season’

Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency, welcomed the new immigrants “in the name of the Jewish people the world over.”

Sharansky Becomes Bar Ilan’s Guardian of Zion

From Prisoner of Zion to Guardian of Zion: Natan Sharansky was honored by Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Fair to Introduce Olim to Housing Market

The Olim will have an opportunity to hear from experts on a wide range of topics concerning purchasing a home, understanding mortgages, and choosing the right community.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Launches Program to Support Lone Young Women from Abroad Volunteering in Israel

There are currently more than 14,000 National Service (Sherut Leumi) volunteers in Israel, as many religious young women choose National Service as an alternative...

NBA All-Star Stoudemire Gets Israeli Citizenship

Stoudemire plays for Jerusalem’s Hapoel basketball team,

IfNotNow Squeezing Birthright: Condemn the ‘Occupation’ or Face the Wrath of our Protesters

"They have until April 5th," the email warns, using simple text, when cutout letters from magazines would have been so much more appropriate.

Peace Now Petitions AIPAC to Disinvite Netanyahu

This should teach both AIPAC and AJC a lesson about diverting their lobbying efforts from Washington DC to Jerusalem.

Otzma Yehudit Platform Radical on Jewish Values, Hazy on Practical Implementation

I'd like to see a better reasoned and less combative platform – with no need to change or moderate the party's beliefs.

Bibi to AIPAC: ‘Rejecting Union with Right-Wing Parties Is Absurd’

As to the rights of US Jews to intervene in Israeli politics, I recommend landing in Ben Gurion International, picking up the blue ID card that's been waiting for them since 1948 – and voting their little heart silly.

French Jews Experienced 74 Percent More Anti-Semitic Incidents in 2018

French Jews have been abandoning the country in increasing numbers, with more than 2,300 making aliyah to Israel between January and October of 2018.

Israelis Are 11th Happiest Population in OECD Better Life Index

Is the Jewish State a better place to live? For many, the answer is "yes" although the reasons for that answer vary.

250 Jews from Ukraine Arrive in Israel, With Help of ICFJ

For some two decades, the IFCJ has been helping Jews make Aliyah.

Number Of Olim to Israel Up 5% in 2018

The country with the largest number of olim (immigrants to Israel) in 2018 was Russia.

Bennett: I Will Be the Father of French Aliyah

"There are 200,000 Jews in France who would immigrate to Israel tomorrow if we would do what is needed," Bennett said.

Tax Authority Wants Halt on Exemptions to Olim, Returning Israelis, with Earnings Abroad

Potential olim and returning citizens would be more reluctant to come to Israel if they foresee disputes with the Tax Authority.

Anglo Group Discovers ‘Secret’ Israeli Splendor in Arad

The Arad Community English Speakers group meets monthly in the local kosher dairy restaurant for coffee and discussions, and now has “field trips” as well.

10 American Baseball Players Slated To Make Aliyah, Help Israel Reach 2020 Olympic Dream

Several of the players also represented Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, where Team Israel made it to the quarterfinal.

Attorney General: If We Accept Falash Mura We Must Accept Palestinian Refugees

The Netanyahu cabinet on Sunday debated an initiative to allow the Aliyah of first-degree relatives of the Falash Mura, who are not entitled to immigrate under the Law of Return.

Cabinet Approves Netanyahu, Kahlon Proposal to Take In 1,000 Ethiopian Christians

Today, according to some estimates, there may be as many as 50,000 Christian converts in Ethiopia and Eritrea who maintain some familial relations with Ethiopian Israelis.

MK Smotrich: Keep the Falash Mura in Africa

The Falash Mura are members of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and Eritrea who converted to Christianity over the past two centuries.

Amid Chaos, Economic Collapse, Venezuela’s Jews Seek Safer Shores

“My hospital is still the best in Venezuela, but I don’t know for how long, we don’t have medicines anymore, even antibiotics.”

Roseanne Barr Is Making Aliyah, Maybe

In a 2011 interview, Roseanne said she would like to run for Prime Minister of Israel.

Liberman: Israel Should Aim for 3.5M New Olim Next Decade

Liberman estimated it would take approximately $365 million annually to facilitate such a mass aliyah over the next 10 years. “Bringing in those numbers will upgrade Israel to another level, with a prowess we never imagined.”

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