Author explains Aliyah hard-sell in explosive interview

Prolific writer Tzvi Fishman talks to Arutz Sheva about his aggressive Aliyah initiative, Jewish leadership, and future plans.Mordechai Sones, 5/14/2020, 11:23 AM

The obligation to immigrate to Israel

Once, living in Israel involved existential and economic danger, so it was not obligatory, but nowadays the mitzvah obligates every Jew.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/11/2020, 1:47 PM

New immigrant tells Arutz Sheva: 'It's a total miracle I'm here, outbreak sped up process'

New immigrant Ayelet Mintz, who arrived in Israel during the coronavirus epidemic, tells about her flight and unforgettable experience.Yoni Kempinski, 5/8/2020, 11:23 AM

Aliyah interest surges 50% amid coronavirus pandemic

Aliyah Continues: 18 new immigrants arrive in Israel on Nefesh B’Nefesh group flight despite coronavirus closures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2020, 10:09 AM

What is G-d's Area Code? (Acharei Mot 2020)

Based on Ramban's commentary, Baruch Gordon proves that G-d is a local phone call from Israel.Sharona Cohen, 5/1/2020, 5:37 PM

Despite the coronavirus: Jews from Ukraine will make Aliyah

Despite the restrictions on flights and the curfew, nine new olim from Ukraine will land in Israel on Monday morning.Ben Ariel, 4/27/2020, 12:11 AM

Trump announces executive order suspending immigration to the US

Citing threat from coronavirus epidemic and job market woes, President Trump announces plans to temporarily freeze immigration to the US.David Rosenberg, 4/21/2020, 9:10 AM

Haredi aliyah initiative releases first edition of new booklet

Eretz Chemdah releases first edition of perspectives, experiences, and tips from haredi English-speakers living in Eretz Yisrael.Mordechai Sones, 4/6/2020, 6:30 PM

Dear Diaspora Rabbis

This is not the time for well-meaning Internet messages and sermons about unity in times of trouble, nor about the renewal of Diaspora life when the epidemic has passed. Tzvi Fishman, 4/4/2020, 10:00 PM

31 Brazilian Jews immigrate to Israel - and go straight into quarantine

After several canceled flights, 31 Brazilian Jews zigzag their way to new homes in Israel.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 4/1/2020, 7:45 AM

How is Living in the Diaspora Idolatry? (Vayakhel)

Baruch Gordon examines two rectifications of idolatry: Shabbat and the Land of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2020, 1:51 PM

24 people make aliyah, go directly into quarantine

24 new olim arrive on Nefesh B'Nefesh flight despite coronavirus crisis, go straight into 2-week isolation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2020, 4:50 PM

We sure picked a great time to make aliyah - now

Coming on aliyah is always a [worthwhile] hurdle, but you hve to be an idealist to come on Aliyah during the time of Covid-19. Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 3/16/2020, 1:17 PM

Making Aliyah during the coronavirus pandemic

These are uncertain times. The Jewish Agency for Israel is here to guide you through your Aliyah during the coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2020, 5:06 PM

Israel Dog Unit Commander urges Diaspora Jews to make Aliyah in special Purim message

Israel Dog Unit Commander Yekutiel Ben Yakov urges all Jews to come home to Israel now.Mordechai Sones, 3/10/2020, 9:39 PM

Letter from a confused Jew

When I asked the local Rabbi if I should move to Israel, he told me that am better off here in America, because in Israel it is hard to stay religious. Tzvi Fishman, 2/13/2020, 2:25 PM

An open letter to Jason Greenblatt

After doing so much for Israel, it’s high time you let Israel do something for you. David Ben Horin, 2/11/2020, 1:50 PM

Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef: 'There are two types of Aliyah'

Chief Rabbi exceptionally publishes video explaining: 'There are those who aren't Jews and even develop anti-Semitic feelings.'Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2020, 10:41 PM

Parshat Vayigash: Return to Israel the moment it's possible

This short video captures the connection between the Land of Israel and the weekly Torah reading.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2020, 10:29 PM

Over 36,000 immigrants to Israel via Nefesh B'Nefesh since 2010

More than 60,000 immigrants from North America move to Israel via Nefesh B'Nefesh since its inception, including 36,000 in 2010s.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2019, 2:57 PM

Message to visitng French students: Move to Israel

Project brining young Jewish French students to visit Israel focused this year on the value of immigrating to IsraelArutz Sheva, 12/23/2019, 1:49 PM

Are only 14% of new immigrants to Israel Jewish?

According to new report, 6 out of 7 immigrants over past 8 years are not Jewish. Interior Ministry: Data in report is not accurateArutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 1:09 PM

25% of Russian immigrants to Israel leave after getting passport

1/4 of Russian immigrants to Israel return to Russia almost immediately after immigrating - apparently only interested in Israeli passport.Sam Sokol, JTA, 12/18/2019, 7:14 AM

Immigration to Israel on the rise

Number of immigrants moving to Israel in 2019 poised to top last year's figures. 3.3 million people have immigrated to Israel since 1948.Sam Sokol, JTA, 12/17/2019, 8:48 AM

Why they made Aliyah

Over 1 quarter of Shapell’s/Darche Noam alumni have made Aliyah, reflecting diversity of Orthodox Judaism.Shmuel Jablon, 12/11/2019, 9:52 PM

Watch: Mother surprises soldier son

Logan Brenner made Aliyah to Israel from the US to enlist in the IDF. At ceremony concluding 8-month course he was surprised by his mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2019, 12:42 AM

Edelstein awarded medal for 100th anniversary of Third Aliyah

Jewish Confederation of Ukraine presents medal to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2019, 9:29 PM

Hundreds celebrate and commemorate Aliyah Day

World Likud Chairman Yaakov Hagoel: 'I am proud that you came to raise your children and grandchildren in Israel'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2019, 8:14 AM

Will the 'Lost Jews' make Aliyah?

The discovery of 'Lost Jews' and hidden Jewish communities raises the question: Will they make Aliyah?Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/11/2019, 2:39 AM

Physicians' Aliyah: Doctors move to strengthen Israeli medicine

60 physicians make mass-Aliyah to strengthen Israel's healthcare system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 12:14 PM

Occupied Europe (OE) against Jewish occupation of Israel

The Aliyah team asks how crazy can Europeans get, and particularly Jews living there?David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/7/2019, 1:15 AM

How to deal with the misguided Jews who discourage Aliyah

Those self-hating, misguided Jews who discourage Aliyah and speak out against Israel fact warp the basic precepts of Torah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 10/3/2019, 2:44 AM

How to deal with Jews who discourage Aliyah

Those self-hating, misguided Jews who discourage Aliyah and speak out against Israel warp the basic precepts of Torah.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 9/12/2019, 5:28 AM

Immigration to Israel up 28% in 2019

Fueled by large number of Russian immigrants moving to Israel, immigration rate surges in 2019.David Rosenberg, 9/10/2019, 11:10 AM

The Great Call

Today is the 3rd of Elul, the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook. He wrote this open and prophetic letter, which he named, “The Great Call,” to world Jewry in 1907. Does it apply to you?HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 9/3/2019, 8:19 AM

Escape from Aliyah: A case of mistaken identity

"Memory recovery" - becoming conscious of identifying oneself as a Jew - is one of the bumps and hurdles on the Aliyah Trail.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/23/2019, 2:07 AM

Russian immigration to Israel rises sharply

Immigration to Israel up by nearly 30% thanks to Russian speakers.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/19/2019, 2:02 PM

Emigration from Israel drops to lowest level in decades

600,000 Israelis living abroad, with number of Israelis emigrating falling to lowest level in more than three decades.David Rosenberg, 8/14/2019, 2:04 PM

Aliyah in the heat of Israel

Is Israel too hot to live in? The Aliyah Team discusses climate concerns of potential immigrants to Israel.David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/13/2019, 4:29 AM

Trump Administration tightens immigration rules

New regulations to allow officials to refuse green cards to immigrants who would be dependent on welfare.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 9:39 PM

242 new North American Olim to arrive on Aliyah August 14

New immigrants, including 41 future lone soldiers, to arrive on Aliyah charter flight.Mordechai Sones, 8/8/2019, 6:25 PM

When anti-Semitism rises does immigration to Israel increase?

In the Diaspora, the Jew risks being caught up in the courage-or-cowardice conflict.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/1/2019, 6:56 AM

"It's never too late to fulfill your dreams"

95 Jews from North America begin new lives in Israel, including 80-year-old Iranian-born immigrant who finally fulfilled his life-long dreamArutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2019, 12:16 PM

Partner with us and help build an Aliyah Yeshiva in Samaria

The heart of Israel is Judea and Samaria. Without a strong presence there, Israel is weakened tremendously., 7/25/2019, 4:24 PM

How does Aliyah connect to the two-state problem?

Is the difference between the Jewish Diaspora and the State of Israel the real two-state issue?David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/25/2019, 6:08 AM

For The 17th of Tammuz: Tarzan of the Diaspora

A Jew isn’t an American, or a Frenchman, or a South African, even if he grows up there. A Jew has a homeland of his own, with his own code of life, the Torah, which is meant to be lived in Israel. Tzvi Fishman, 7/20/2019, 11:36 PM

Aliyah amnesia? A case of mistaken identity

"Memory recovery" - becoming conscious of identifying oneself as a Jew - is one of the bumps and hurdles on the Aliyah Trail.Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/19/2019, 3:43 AM

'There is no food, only anti-Semitism,' Venezuelans make aliyah

The Jewish Agency is quietly assisting Jews to leave Venezuela and make aliyah to Israel. 'It's dangerous to walk on the streets.'Sara Rubenstein, 7/18/2019, 8:34 PM

Watch: New immigrants welcomed upon landing in Israel

Hundreds of immigrants from France, South America and Eastern Europe land in Israel. Absorption Minister: 'Significant increase in Aliyah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 7:21 PM

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

'Connection to Israel is nurtured in the home, school synagogue - and summer camp,' Nefesh B'Nefesh official says.Ben Harris, JTA, 7/16/2019, 10:45 AM

Can Jewish identity be challenged by Jewish religion?

How is it that a Jew can ignore the traditions and still have the experience of feeling and being Jew without comprising Judaism itself?David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 7/3/2019, 9:37 PM

Hungary: Jews come to Israel after 13% increase in anti-Semitism

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews brings first Hungarian Jews to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2019, 4:37 PM

Reclaiming Jerusalem for the Jewish people

This project brings redemption to the here and now, replete with miracles.Judy Simon, 6/6/2019, 5:20 AM

Does making aliyah drive you nuts?

Now for something completely different: A crazy look at the diaspora mindset against making aliyah.David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 6/4/2019, 8:33 AM

Make Aliyah to Jerusalem - and Judea and Samaria

Find out why new attitudes in Israel and changes in the American government are good news for people considering making Aliyah.David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/29/2019, 8:28 PM

Support BDS - stay in the Diaspora

Are Jews who forgot about making Aliyah giving the BDS movement a boost?David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 5/17/2019, 6:42 PM

Thinking the unthinkable: Aliya in response to shootings

Immigration by American Jews to Israel has never been more than a trickle and maybe it is time for a change. Moshe Phillips, 5/11/2019, 11:20 PM