South African Jews Welcomed to Israel

Eighty-five Jews from South Africa and Zimbabwe recently made aliyah. The new citizens were greeted with a festive ceremony at the Kotel.

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Olim arriving in Israel (archive)
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Eighty-five Jews from South Africa and Zimbabwe recently made aliyah, becoming the third group of South African Jews to become Israeli citizens this year. The new citizens were greeted with a festive ceremony at the Kotel (Western Wall), where they received their Israeli ID cards.



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The new immigrants spoke about their feelings upon arriving in Israel. One young arrival said his aliyah was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, while another thanked G-d for allowing her to make her home in the Jewish homeland.

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