News and updates about Aliya

What do Chabad and the Reform Movement agree on?

Chabad has the power (if it so desires..) to influence 1 Million Jews to make Aliyah this instant.

What do Chabad and the Reform Movement agree on?

Why Diaspora Jews don’t understand that they belong in Israel

The spark of love in their souls for the Land of Israel, a part of our genetic inheritance from our holy forefathers, needs to be lit

Why Diaspora Jews don’t understand that they belong in Israel

Your Nation is calling

Your Nation is calling

The Hanukkah "Conceptsia"

In Israel we are one nation – not outside of it where we are dry scattered bones of Ezekiel’s prophecy waiting to be resurrected to life.

The Hanukkah "Conceptsia"

The Parsha and Current Events: We have returned

For 2000 years the land of Israel was in suspension, as a wife impatiently awaits the return of her beloved husband who was called away.

The Parsha and Current Events: We have returned

My home sweet home

Which is it going to be - the Goldene Medina or the Land of Milk and Honey given to us by Hashem?

My home sweet home

Dr. Jesse Berkowitz:z"l Family, chessed and Eretz Yisrael

Memorializing someone who was never in the public eye, but who symbolizes ethical and idealistic, yet practical, religious Zionism.

Dr. Jesse Berkowitz:z"l Family, chessed and Eretz Yisrael

Come home now!

Do your rose-colored glasses block your seeing the handwriting on the wall? Only In Israel there is the IDF to defend you. Opinion.

Come home now!

'It felt right, like something that I am supposed to do'

Josh Rosenthal, a new immigrant to Israel, explains why he decided to move to Israel during days of war and terror.

'It felt right, like something that I am supposed to do'

5784 – The year to dissolve delusions

The far left is a paper tiger that feeds on our delusionary fears - listen to the simple sound of the shofar and dismantle them.

5784 – The year to dissolve delusions

How to get close to G-d

Hashem has not changed His mind.

How to get close to G-d

The Parsha and Current Events: Lest we forget

What is the fate of Jews today who are already in the galut and refuse to reunite with Yerushalayim and Eretz Yisrael?

The Parsha and Current Events: Lest we forget

"Relocation"

Once it was called "yerida", descent, and you were ashamed of it. Op-ed.

"Relocation"

Torah in a jar

As Jewish history has proven again and again, the Torah cannot survive in a jar. Neither can the Jews. Op-ed.

Torah in a jar

The biggest American hareidi community in Israel

Whether you are modern, baalei batish, yeshivish, Lubavitch, Lakewood, Passaic type or Five Towns type, all are welcome and equal. Op-ed.

The biggest American hareidi community in Israel

Have we forgotten our forefather Avraham?

Judaism is founded on self-sacrifice. Every morning we read about the self-sacrifice Avraham and Yitzhak manifested in the Akeida. Op-ed.

Have we forgotten our forefather Avraham?

111 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

The immigrants were accompanied by award-winning chef Eitan Bernath and popular comedian Tehran Von Ghasri.

111 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Zionism strengthened Judaism

The processes of secularization were a result of emancipation, and not of the Zionist movement. Judaism in Israel is much better than abroad

Zionism strengthened Judaism

'Israelis by Choice': An Efrat Rabbi's message for these times

Just as there are Jews by Choice, there are 'Israelis by Choice,' who answer the 'knock at the door' of the approaching Redemption. Op-ed

'Israelis by Choice': An Efrat Rabbi's message for these times

Two seders - two worlds

Next year in Jerusalem is not “only a song,” it was the dream, hope and prayer of Jews for 2000 years and fulfilled in our time.

Two seders - two worlds

How to get angelic protection

When a Jew leaves Israel: there is an interim when he has no Divine protection. When he comes, he is escorted by the angels of the land.

How to get angelic protection

Esau hates Jacob

It is axiomatic, says the Talmud, that Esau hates Jacob. That has not changed.

Esau hates Jacob

Open letter to Smotrich and Ben Gvir: For our nation's sake

Your party promised a plan for Diaspora Jewry and for increasing Aliyah before the elections. Now is the chance to act on it.

Open letter to Smotrich and Ben Gvir: For our nation's sake

Our first leader

The command of 'Lech lecha' is spoken constantly by God to everyone, but Avram, our leader, actually heard, internalized, and acted upon it.

Our first leader

Be like Terach

Terach, certainly in Yiddish, is used in a negative sense. But there is one major decision he made that we should all emulate.

Be like Terach

Nitzavim – the last Parsha of 5782

Life doesn’t stand still; it is volatile and mercurial with resha’im dictating the direction of world affairs. Come before it's too late.

Nitzavim – the last Parsha of 5782

When are you making Geulah?

Imagine mixing the most amazing ingredients together for a delicious cake but never putting it in the oven!

When are you making Geulah?

Mass aliyah now!

225 new olim arrived in Israel from North America last week. Now there are only 4,999,775 remaining. What can we do to get them here? Op-ed.

Mass aliyah now!

Why Moshe was not privileged to be buried in Eretz Yisrael

Read an unbelievable story about Rav Maimon and the Rogatchover about claiming to be born in Eretz Yisrael.

Why Moshe was not privileged to be buried in Eretz Yisrael

Devarim: Don’t listen to me – listen to Moshe

The Torah wasn’t given to be kept in Sinai, nor in Brooklyn or Beverly Hills. The Torah isn’t a “religion” like Buddhism or Christianity,

Devarim:  Don’t listen to me – listen to Moshe

Parashat Mattot contains a message for Ben Shapiro

In this week’s Torah portion Matot (Israel) we learn that there is a complete way to serve Hashem and an incomplete way.

Parashat Mattot contains a message for Ben Shapiro

Rise from the dust!

From the book by Tzvi Glatt, young Torah Scholar from America who studied at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva.and was killed by terrorists in Hevron.

Rise from the dust!

Nefesh B’Nefesh Annual Online ‘Mega’ Aliyah and Employment Fair

2022 Virtual Mega Aliyah Event & Innovation.IL Job Fair to be held this Sunday.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Annual Online ‘Mega’ Aliyah and Employment Fair

Behar-Bechukotai: 'You disappointed Me!"

30 hours in prison was enough to realize how special it is to live in the Medina - the tochacha is enough to realize that every Jew should.

Behar-Bechukotai: 'You disappointed Me!"

Holiday of Freedom? What does that mean?

On Seder Night we are to teach are children that their future lies not in New York or Florida, but  in our own Jewish Homeland. Op-ed.

Holiday of Freedom? What does that mean?

Ukrainian and Russian Jews: Welcome

Their wars are not our wars. We do not need to die in their battles or suffer for their sins. We may live our own lives in Israel. Op-ed.

Ukrainian and Russian Jews: Welcome

The true Torah Way

The greatest Sanctification of Hashem's Name is the return of the Jewish People to Israel, Last Shabbat's Haftorah tells us that succinctly

The true Torah Way

Purim surprise for Jerusalem immigrants

Leslie and Michael Windman, who made aliyah recently from Florida, hosted the mayor of Jerusalem at their home and received a Purim basket.

Purim surprise for Jerusalem immigrants

Purim in Kiev

Where is the Jewish wisdom in packing our bags only when the tanks of tyrants come rumbling into cities where we never belonged? Op-ed.

Purim in Kiev

Will you be part of the Jewish future?

When the Temple is rebuilt, will our stone be there or, Heaven forbid, will it “be erased from among them” – as Jacob told Joseph? Opinion.

Will you be part of the Jewish future?

Haredi aliya to Israel: The comeback of this century?

Has the yeshivish world lost sight of the importance that the Vilna Gaon and Baal Shem Tov placed on living in the Holy Land?

Haredi aliya to Israel: The comeback of this century?

The Parsha and Current Events: The final events in human history

Not all the Jews will hear the call to aliya, just as the 80% in Egypt did not hear or heed the call - and that is very sad.

The Parsha and Current Events: The final events in human history

The Parsha and Current Events: Who knows five?

When our “backs were to the wall” (“to the sea wall”), Hashem said “Stop praying and be pro-active ...”. That holds for today as well.

The Parsha and Current Events: Who knows five?

A plan to stop the liquidation of Diaspora Jewry

There is only one way to stop the liquidation of Diaspora Jewry and it is not the well meant plan of former Minister Yankelevitch. Opinion.

A  plan to stop the liquidation of Diaspora Jewry

Israel appreciation

​​​​​​​We don’t appreciate what we have until we’ve lost it. Opinion.

Israel appreciation

Using the Rambam as an excuse to stay in the Diaspora

'The reason the Rambam does not list living in Israel as a mitzvah is not that he thinks it less than a mitzvah, but just the opposite.'

Using the Rambam as an excuse to stay in the Diaspora

Mashiach, Mashiach, Mashiach…

There are people who claim that until the Mashiach comes there is no obligation for a Jew to live in Israel.Look again.

Mashiach, Mashiach, Mashiach…

Dov Lipman: Yom Aliyah – Time for Change

Yom Aliyah is a great opportunity to announce that aliyah and helping olim will become one of the top areas of focus.

Dov Lipman: Yom Aliyah – Time for Change

WARNING! Lech lecha!

A Jew cannot forge the same connection to Hashem in Ur Kasdim, Haran, Berlin, Brooklyn, Las Vegas, or Palm Beach, as in Eretz Yisrael.

WARNING! Lech lecha!

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

Israel is proud of a 31% increase in aliya from last year, but that euphoria is somewhat deceptive. Look closer. Op-ed.

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Where is our generation alluded to in the Torah?

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

You’re focused on the wrong thing

Israel will thrive without Chubby Hubby. What it does need are the good Jews who ate Cookie Dough and Cherry Garcia until this week.Op-ed.

You’re focused on the wrong thing

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

Here's one of the basic principles of the Torah - it doesn’t change. And it is meant to be kept in Israel.

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

Denying Jewish Inheritance

I once met a survivor who said that whoever was in Bergen Belsen for 10 minutes, can justifiably say Hallel every day in Medinat Yisrael.

Denying Jewish Inheritance

Bring on the Jewish parade!

Jewish jokers, like the Joker of Batman fame, make good out of evil, and evil out of good. Israel is not good enough for them.

Bring on the Jewish parade!

City of spies

The mere fact that Jews are living outside the Land of Israel is a desecration of G-d. Why? Op-ed.

City of spies

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

They returned with a report whose variations appear in today's Torah journals, speeches etc. The message is: Do not go to Eretz Yisrael.

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

Can both sides be right in a dispute?

Two opposing ideas or opinions can appear to be correct to the same degree but, in fact, only one is true.

Can both sides be right in a dispute?

Students continue to flock to Naale Elite Academy, COVID or not

Lockdowns have upended millions of peoples' lives, especially students who have had studies disrupted and plans for the future put on hold.

Students continue to flock to Naale Elite Academy, COVID or not

Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Shushan is uncannily like America 2021. Llisten to Marc Bernan sing a Yiddish Purim song about the miracle and make it come true again.

Brothers, it's Purim 2021