The God of Israel's Hand in nature and history

Is He punishing those who most oppressed the Jewish people, throughout the ages?Ariel Natan Pasko, Wednesday, 10:01 AM

Spiritual aliya

At Mount Sinai, Heaven touched the Earth. When we returned to the land of Israel, the Earth reached up to touch the Heavens.Moshe Kempinski, 5/19/2020, 11:51 AM

Will Anti-Semitism and COVID-19 be enough?

I perceive elements out there that can do the job of encouraging Jews to return home much more efficiently, effectively, and quickly than I.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 5/8/2020, 1:23 PM

Response to op-ed "Jewish leaders are failing our youth"

The failure of Diaspora Jewish leadership to attract Jewish youth is because today’s spiritless leaders of Diaspora Jewry have taken the Zion out of Zionism, transforming it into an “ism” like any other, burying its connection to aliyah. Tzvi Fishman, 5/3/2020, 11:35 AM

Why the Israeli attitude toward American Jews isn't very Jewish

Israelis seem to be telling US Jews: 'You can come here whenever you want. You can have a home here whenever you want. But please, keep your mouth shut until you do' - and I think there's something wrong with that picture. Will Blesch, 4/23/2020, 12:54 PM

The Aliya Apocalypse is coming

The difference between the situation of Jews in the Diaspora and those in Israel during the corona pandemic has led to a change in the way Diaspora Jews look at the Jewish state, from the Zionists to the haredim to the progressives. Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, 4/20/2020, 1:15 PM

Could I be responsible for Israel's destruction?  

Diaspora Jewry has a lot to answer for - especially now that the election results are in. Alan Silverstein, 3/15/2020, 8:04 AM

Coronavirus and the Jewish problem

Suddenly, the gates to Israel are closed to world Jewry because of an epidemic.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 3/11/2020, 11:20 PM

A new reality - is it time to move to Israel?

Is it yet time to come home? Where are you...ayeka? Chaya Gross, 2/27/2020, 1:00 PM

The Diasporavirus

Those Jews stricken by the Diasporavirus epidemic exhibit signs of disorientation, believing they have found the Promised Land in America, Australia, and Mexico Tzvi Fishman, 2/18/2020, 12:30 PM

Bridge over troubled waters

To the American Jews who marched on Sunday: The only chance of survival is to jump off the bridge into the East River and latch onto a steamer headed for Israel. Tzvi Fishman, 1/7/2020, 7:32 AM

The only way to protect American and European Jews

Diaspora Jews can live locked-down in fortress synagogues, schools and community centers, or they can live free lives in Israel. Robert Harris, 12/24/2019, 9:11 AM

Nefesh B'Nefesh deplores allegation most immigrants not Jewish

'Anyone at all familiar with aliyah from North America knows it unfathomable that 70% of them not considered Jewish according to halakha.'Mordechai Sones, 12/23/2019, 8:16 PM

So glad I’m raising my kids in Israel. Here’s why.

I always will be an American living in Israel, despite my best efforts. But my children will grow up to be Israelis and Judaic Hebrew texts will be accessible in a way they never will be for me, Hebrew will be the language of their daily life. Shira Lankin Sheps, 11/28/2019, 7:53 AM

Why be a Half-Believer?

The foundation of our emunah (faith) begins with Avraham Avinu. He wasn’t a half-believer. He believed with a complete faith. And you? Tzvi Fishman, 11/10/2019, 6:27 AM

Haredi aliyah initiative blossoms into movement

Naava Kodesh establishes network to facilitate aliyah for English-speaking haredi community, focusing on networking and communityMordechai Sones, 11/5/2019, 2:48 PM

The betrayal of Benjamin Netanyahu

In Israel, the political discourse has become a vulgar and personal crusade to destroy the political legacy of one of Israel’s greatest leaders, The Ethiopian community is an example of how this could be done. Ron Jager, 9/26/2019, 9:18 PM

Exile or Aliyah? – That is the question

From the Rambam to the late Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Feinstein, Rabbi Avraham Shapira, Rabbi Soloveitchik, Avnei Nezer and up to Rabbi Kanievsky Shlita - what is the halakhic status of moving to Israel? Is it an obligation or voluntary? Tzvi Fishman, 9/25/2019, 8:18 AM

'I love Israel, people have everything they need here'

More than 2,000 new olim children from 37 countries set to join Israeli school system, including 31 who arrived in covert missions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2019, 5:04 PM

The unlikeliest Absorption Center: Disability care and inclusion

A soft landing in Israel for volunteers at ALEH - a mitzvah that also helps the doer. Noam Mirvis, 8/25/2019, 10:18 AM

Aliyah to Israel - despite the personal cost

David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff discuss the extraordinary story of a one-parent family and the tribulations in its immigration to Israel.David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff, 8/21/2019, 6:29 AM

Nefesh B'Nefesh welcomes 60,000th immigrant

Nefesh B’Nefesh welcomes 41 lone soldiers, 103 children, 3 sets of twins and a 28-day-old baby.Yoni Kempinski, 8/14/2019, 1:44 PM

Why I am not upset with the dwindling American Jewish population

Jews behind clouds were never a detriment to our collective identity. Sheri Oz, 7/23/2019, 11:09 AM

Aliyah from Lubavitcher Rebbe's apartment 25 years after passing

Cohen family left lives in France, but also special home, that of Lubavitcher Rebbe's mother in Paris, 25 years after Rebbe's passing.Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2019, 6:10 PM

The sweet Diaspora

The goal of the Exodus was to bring the liberated Nation to the Land of Israel. Sinai was a stop along the way, not the final destination. Paris, Berlin, London, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles are never mentioned. Tzvi Fishman, 7/1/2019, 12:38 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

A mitzvah you could do in your sleep

The mitzvah of יִשּׁוּב אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל, dwelling in the Land of Israel, takes a definite commitment to begin with. But having made the commitment, it is a mitzvah which lasts your entire life. Daniel Pinner, 6/26/2019, 7:27 AM

The aliyah question

Looking at aliyah through the lens of Torah. Exile is not only a physical reality of space but is actually more of a spiritual reality of spirit and soul. Moshe Kempinski, 6/24/2019, 11:01 PM

Helping new immigrants find the ideal place to live

Representatives from 45 communities around Israel attend 2nd annual Nefesh B’Nefesh Communities Fair, helping immigrants find their homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2019, 11:37 AM

From the Hebrew press: The truth about Israel

What would happen if the 19th century Zionist thinkers and visionaries could see us today? Well, it all depends. Haggai Segal, 5/8/2019, 11:58 PM

Open letter to Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein: Lead your flock to Israel!

Aliyah must be spoken of openly as a viable option. Jews in the diaspora should not flee in fear, but they should be wisely oriented to the idea, and be prepared. Israeli Independence Day is a good time to begin. Sarah Feld, 5/8/2019, 11:50 PM

A7 Exclusive: My last day in galut and my arrival in Israel

Exclusive excerpt from the writer's upcoming biography - a thought provoking Pesach article.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/16/2019, 1:41 PM

'I know that the IDF is strong, and I'm happy to be here'

Undaunted by security threats, new immigrants settle in Gaza periphery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2019, 3:37 PM

'Same anti-Semitism we saw in Belgium we see daily in PA'

Co-Chairwoman Nadia Matar: 'To my fellow Jews still living in Belgium, being myself a Belgian, it is time to come home.'Mordechai Sones, 3/7/2019, 7:07 PM

Rabbi Zera’s impulsivity in entering Eretz Yisrael

Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 2/8/2019, 1:00 AM

French aliyah decreased 4 years after deadly supermarket attack

Four years ago, 4 people were murdered at kosher supermarket in Paris. Much has happened in France since, and what's happened is a paradox.i24News, 1/10/2019, 9:22 PM

The next six million - voluntary disappearance?

The time has come for lateral thinking to gear whole systems to accommodating western aliyah.  Unless the crucial issues in this article are addressed large numbers of Western Jews will not come in the foreseeable future and we will lose them. Leonie Ben-Simon, 1/1/2019, 7:03 AM

Talking Turkey

In hopes of lightening the heaviness we all live with when life in Israel tenses up, here is another of my funnies. Bracha Weisman, 10/18/2018, 7:41 AM

What's your exile exit plan?

It's going to happen regardless, so best to be proactive.Rabbi Chananya Weissman, 7/22/2018, 1:58 PM

Dear Jews of America, California is not Israel either

A response to Rabbi Menachem Levine's insightful oped "Dear Israelis, America is not Israel." Tzvi Fishman, 7/20/2018, 2:45 PM

After Shavuot, time to come home

There was a reason that G-d led us, His nation, into the Land of Israel. There was a reason that he commanded us to dwell in Israel. Daniel Pinner, 5/24/2018, 7:50 AM

Thank G-d for Israel: Time to drop Hollywood

Silencing the talking heads of Hollywood would do us all a favor. Let’s beat them at their own game! David Ben Horin, 4/27/2018, 3:08 PM

The 2000 year old prayer

What would our grandfathers and grandmothers have done if “Next Year in Jerusalem” could have meant simply purchasing an airline ticket? Shmuel Sackett, 4/27/2018, 12:59 PM

Rabbi Shmuly - heal thyself!

Rabbi Shmuly writes: “Sadly, as Israel reaches a milestone in her modern history, Religious Zionism is fundamentally flawed, directionless, and even broken in many ways.” Funny, that description sounds like pluralistic Judaism to me. Tzvi Fishman, 4/26/2018, 8:08 AM

G-d, too, craves approval

Will we still mention the Exodus once we are in the period of Redemption? Rabbi Sholom Gold, 3/24/2018, 9:30 PM

Stiff-necked and stubborn

The Parsha and Current Events:  Shemot 13:17-18:Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 1/27/2018, 11:12 PM

It's time to go home: A story about Xmas trees

A fictional story about miracles for Jews who think it's a good idea to have an Xmas tree in their living rooms. Yehezkel Laing, 12/25/2017, 8:52 AM

The parsha and current events: Conscious awareness

Coincidence is G-d's way of running the world incognito.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/7/2017, 9:08 AM

Go up like a wall

The similarities are striking when the history of Zionism is compared to the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Exile and the building of the Second Temple.  So are the differences. Book review. Rochel Sylvetsky, 8/28/2017, 2:34 PM

Ukrainian children to start first grade in Israel

120 new immigrants arrive in Israel from Ukraine, 9 of them start first grade in Israel.Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/23/2017, 10:10 AM

Barcelona's Chief Rabbi said it all

The rabbi was correct in saying that Europe is lost, but not only for Jews. Giulio Meotti, 8/23/2017, 9:33 AM

WATCH: From goodbye tears to the joy of landing

Arutz Sheva accompanies new immigrants to Israel, from before they take off in New York to the joyous moment they land in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 8/23/2017, 9:07 AM

'There's so much room to innovate and initiate'

California family moving to Israel finds surprising reasons to 'go south.'JTA, 8/16/2017, 8:27 AM

'A non-kosher restaurant in Israel? That's illogical'

Arutz Sheva interviews French immigrant who says he 'cries every day for not coming to Israel sooner.'Hezki Baruch, 8/11/2017, 3:02 PM

Watch: 200 Olim arrive from France

Broadcast live from Ben Gurion Airport - watch as 200 new Olim arrive in Israel from France to joyous reception.Mordechai Sones, 7/10/2017, 5:18 PM

The Plague of Darkness continues

Freedom means separating ourselves from alien cultures, with their hollow aspirations and ideals. We have a long way to go. Tzvi Fishman, 4/11/2017, 9:49 PM

'Le Pen victory would send half of French Jews to Israel'

Former MK: Election of Marine Le Pen French President 'disaster for Europe ... Only Israel to benefit as Jews will emigrate'Shimon Cohen, 2/13/2017, 8:50 PM