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Yom Ha'aliyah: Israel welcomes over 70 thousand immigrants since November 2021

Over the past decade 6,440 physicians, 2,552 nurses, and 22,400 engineers moved to Israel and 22,000 immigrants enlisted in the IDF.

Israel welcomes over 70 thousand immigrants since November 2021

Ofek Yisraeli: 2023 will beat the record for Aliya to Israel

Michael Shainsky, of Ofek Yisraeli, an organization that promotes Aliyah, delves into the challenges of returning Jews to their homeland.

Ofek Yisraeli: 2023 will beat the record for Aliya to Israelplayer

Over 300 potential newcomers attend Nefesh B'Nefesh events across North America

Representatives from Nefesh B’Nefesh, Jerusalem Municipality, meet future & potential immigrants hoping to make Jerusalem their home.

Over 300 potential newcomers attend Nefesh B'Nefesh events

American Jews, get out now!

You might feel safe for the time being, but read the writing on the wall. Come home. Op-ed.

American Jews, get out now!

Lech Lecha: The conversation that never was

Had the words of G-d been said to Abraham today, what would the outcome be?

Lech Lecha: The conversation that never was

World Mizrachi increases outreach to French Jewish community

In new program, Israeli-French rabbinic delegation heads to France to deepen connection with French Jewry, encourage immigration to Israel.

World Mizrachi increases outreach to French Jewish community

I love Tel Aviv

We do not deny that there are problems in Israel and matters demanding Tikun. But if you come on aliya, you can change them. Op-ed.

I love Tel Aviv

NBN and Jerusalem co-host welcome event honoring new immigrants

The annual welcoming event included informational panels in various languages and a special performance by Israeli singer, Rami Kleinstein.

NBN and Jerusalem co-host welcome event honoring new immigrants

101-year-eld olah finally returns to her native homeland

“My family left at a time when ‘the Jewish State’ was just an idea; today I am proud to call it home," says Stella Rockoff.

101-year-eld olah finally returns to her native homeland

Receiving money from Christian organizations

Israel's gov't, the Jewish Agency, and Nefesh B’Nefesh accept large sums of money from Christian organizations to aid aliya. Should they?

Receiving money from Christian organizations

Emergency Conference to Demand an Aliyah Overhaul

"Let's come together to figure out how we can better work together to help finally end this long and bitter exile” the organizers say.

Emergency Conference to Demand Aliyah Overhaul

Watch live: 225 new Olim arrive in Israel on Nefesh B'Nefesh flight

225 new immigrants from North America land at Ben Gurion Airport on Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered Aliyah flight through El Al Israel Airlines.

225 new Olim arrive in Israel on Nefesh B'Nefesh flightplayer

Rabbi and his wife make aliyah with pre-WWII Torah from Poland

Rabbi Alvin and Esther Reinstein are moving from New Jersey to Efrat with a Torah scroll from pre-WWII Poland.

Rabbi and his wife make aliyah with pre-WWII Torah from Polandplayer

In defense of the Rambam

People say there is no mitzvah to make Aliya today, since the Rambam did not include it on his list of mitzahs.They need to delve deeper.

In defense of the Rambam

I have no answer for Jews who won’t make Aliya

If only I could get it across why some of us stay put while loving Israel heart, mind and soul. Op-ed.

I have no answer for Jews who won’t make Aliya

'Ben Shapiro, why don't you immigrate to Israel?'

Political commentator Ben Shapiro when asked why he won't make Aliyah: My Jewish mission does not conflict with my presence in the US.

'Ben Shapiro, why don't you immigrate to Israel?'player

Watch: Special video about the life of Kurt Rothschild

A special video about the life of Kurt Rothschild, produced by Seret Lemazkeret and World Mizrachi when he made Aliyah at age 90.

Special video about the life of Kurt Rothschildplayer

Is living in Israel an obligatory mitzvah? Rav Avraham Shapira and Rav Moshe Feinstein

Can living in Eretz Yisrael be compared to wearing tzitzit, obligatory only for someone wearing a 4 cornered garment?

Is living in Israel obligatory? Rav Shapira & Rav Feinstein

'People are very thirsty for one-on-one immersive connections'

The Jewish Agency's Nir Buchler explains why returning to emissaries and one-on-one connections post-COVID is essential to their agenda.

'People are very thirsty for one-on-one immersive connections'player

American rabbi convicted of sex abuse, is given residency status in Israel

Orthodox activist group pushing Israel to deny citizenship to an American rabbi, citing his conviction for sexual assault.

Activists urge Israel to reject sex abuser's immigration request

A talk with the co-founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh

Why there are no aliyah billboards on the roads in the USA and how NBN connects potential olim with job opportunities. Interview.

A talk with the co-founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh

The mitzvah to live in Israel

Disparaging the State of Israel is a shortcoming that seemingly justifies remaining in the Diaspora today, but it does not hold water.

The mitzvah to live in Israel

What is the biggest challenge for immigrant children?

Well known experienced school principals weigh in on challenges facing children of English speaking immigrants to Israel.

What is the biggest challenge for immigrant children?

38,000 new immigrants to Israel in a single year

Israel reports highest level of immigration in 20 years, with 38,000 new immigrants entering the country since the last Independence Day.

38,000 new immigrants to Israel in a single year

How the COVID brought some US Jewish tech workers to Israel

Some Jewish tech workers won’t ever return to the office. Instead, they’ve moved to Israel, with a Facebook VP among those taking the plunge

How the COVID brought some US Jewish tech workers to Israel

A Tale of Two Cities – two worlds

Excerpt from the writer's book "With all your might." Two families, two Seders, one nation.

 A Tale of Two Cities – two worlds

A family of doctors embarks on an adventure for a lifetime

Drs. Tova and Josh Lennon uprooted their family and their careers in healthcare to start a new life in Israel.

A family of doctors embarks on an adventure for a lifetime

To our fellow Jews – Go to Israel! Do not return to Ukraine and not to Poland or Germany!

Since 1948, the term “Jewish refugee” no longer exists, since every Jew has a home in Israel! We welcome you with open arms. Op-ed.

To our fellow Jews – Go to Israel! Do not return to Ukraine!

Israel looks to expedite immigration process for Ukrainians

4,000 Ukrainian citizens have immigrated to Israel under Law of Return since war started; new program aims to rapidly expand that figure.

Israel looks to expedite immigration process for Ukrainians

Rav Kanievsky zt"l on aliyah to Israel today

Rav Chaim Kanievsky's instructions about moving to Eretz Yisroel.

Rav Kanievsky zt"l on aliyah to Israel todayplayer

Israel has accepted twice as many refugees as Jewish immigrants

Over 10,000 Ukrainian Jews waiting to get immigration passes to Israel, with less than half as many immigrants allowed in as refugees.

Israel has accepted twice as many refugees as Jewish immigrants

Israel's oldest charity helping Ukrainian refugees with basic needs

Colel Chabad expanding food card program to help Ukrainian refugees arriving in Israel with not only food but also clothing and housing.

Israeli charity to cover everyday needs of Ukrainian refugeesplayer

Rural caravans to house Ukrainian immigrants moving to Israel

World Zionist Organization will aid in the settlement of new immigrants from Ukraine in portable structures set up in rural areas.

Rural caravans to house Ukrainian immigrants moving to Israel

Destination Israel: First group of new Israeli immigrants leaves Ukraine for Poland

Jewish Agency opens six aliyah processing stations along the Ukrainian Border, assists first group of new immigrants in reaching Poland.

First group of new immigrants leaves Ukraine for Polandplayer

A survivor receives the gift of home

I knew if I truly wanted to make my people proud, I had to live in the only place where Jews can truly be Jewish—and that is Israel.Op-ed.

A survivor receives the gift of home

Jewish space engineer who worked with Neil Armstrong makes Aliyah

Watch: Delta Airlines crew says farewell to NASA veteran Gerald Wittenstein who is making Aliyah with his wife.

Jewish space engineer makes Aliyahplayer

The new Florida? Record number of US retirees relocate to Israel in 2021

Is Israel becoming the new Florida? Number of US immigrants over 55 moving to Israel surges in 2021.

Record number of US retirees relocate to Israel in 2021

See the Hand of God

We should thank the Zionists for their efforts, but they are not the reason we succeeded and now have a country. Op-ed.

See the Hand of God

2021 Sees 30% global surge in Aliyah, record-breaking immigration from US

New figures also show highest Aliyah from France in four years, increase in arrivals from South Africa.

2021 sees 30% global surge in immigration to Israel

The language barrier to Aliyah

Don't you want to speak and understand the language of your forefathers, of the Bible? You can manage the language barrier. Op-ed.

The language barrier to Aliyah