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News and updates about Diaspora

Celebrating the connection to Jewish Diaspora

“We're giving focus on what it means to be part of a global Jewish community, what it means to be an Israeli citizen of that community."

Celebrating the connection to Jewish Diasporaplayer

Diaspora Week to celebrate Israel's ties with global Jewish community

'World Jewry is our flesh and blood, the bonds between us are more important than ever,' Diaspora Min. Nachman Shai says.

Diaspora Week to celebrate Israel's ties with global Jewry

Omer Yankelevich: Jewish Agency should lead relations with Diaspora

Former Diaspora Minister Omer Yankelevich: "The Jewish Agency is better suited to be the leading factor in connection with Diaspora Jewry."

Yankelevich: Jewish Agency should lead relations with Diaspora

A new head for the Jewish Agency

Today’s post-Zionist orientation is an acceptance and even legitimization of the Exile. We need a new head with "a new head." Op-ed.

A new head for the Jewish Agency

We need Israel Outreach

Religious Diaspora Jews lack the national identity of secular Israeli Jews and many religious Jews of Israel also lack that identity. Op-ed.

We need Israel Outreach

'The right to enter the land of Israel is the birthright of every Jew'

The Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Rabbi Warren Goldstein, says that Israel's travel ban has been traumatic for Diaspora Jews.

'The right to enter Israel is the birthright of every Jew'player

Survey: Majority thinks Israel’s Covid policies harmed relations with Diaspora Jewry

Survey reveals that 80% of Israelis are concerned about growing antisemitism worldwide.

Survey: Israel's Covid policies hurt ties with Diaspora Jewry

At Least Let My People In

Visits to Israel are desperately needed for Diaspora Jews of all streams, no matter what their level of affiliation. Opinion.

At Least Let My People In

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko: Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko questions why Israel is not allowing American Jews to enter but makes exceptions for events such as Miss Universe.

Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?player

The halakhot of V’tein Tal U’Matar

In Israel we began saying the prayer for rain in the Silent Prayer weeks before it is said in the Diaspora.. What happens if we forget?

The halakhot  of V’tein Tal U’Matar

The Spiritual Effects of Diaspora (VaEtchanan)

In a 3-minute video, Baruch Gordon connects the centrality of the Land of Israel to the weekly Torah reading of VaEtchanan.

The Spiritual Effects of Diaspora (VaEtchanan)

The experience of Jewish children in diaspora schools - A tale of three countries

Have diaspora public schools ever been good for Jewish children? Are they today? Op-ed.

The experience of Jewish children in diaspora schools

Connecting communities between Israel and the Diaspora

Arutz Sheva speaks to Noa Lewis of the Connecting Communities project as well as two rabbis whose communities now share a connection.

Connecting communities between Israel and the Diasporaplayer

How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?

Arutz Sheva talks with Rabbi Shalom Axelrod of Young Israel of Woodmere and Rabbi Jaron Engelmayer, Chief Rabbi of Vienna.

How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?player

AJC survey: Israel and Diaspora deficient in knowledge about each other

Survey by American Jewish Committee finds that both communities would like to learn more about each other but suffer from lack of education.

Israel and Diaspora deficient in knowledge about each other

Will new government will affect Jewish Diaspora?

Dr. Shmuel Katz, co-founder of Stand With Us, talks with Arutz Sheva about how the new government will affect both the Diaspora and Israel.

Will new government will affect Jewish Diaspora?player

Arutz Sheva administration meets officials in NY

Team meets with Ambassador Erdan, heads of Rabbinical Alliance of America, YU President and more.

Arutz Sheva administration meets officials in NY

Time to sober up

This growing inability to know good from evil keeps increasing numbers of people from recognizing the threats looming before them. Op-ed

Time to sober up

Open your eyes!

The parsha and current events. Jethro, Isaiah and the Jews of the Diaspora who criticize Israel's religious level.

Open your eyes!

The Israel lobby is good for America

The Israel lobby plays a postiive domestic role in the US in addition to benefitting Israel.directly. Opinion.

The Israel lobby is good for America

Pollard and the great Jewish divide

Israelis celebrated the Pollards’ arrival. In contrast, US Jews bristled both at the news and the joy with which Israelis greeted them.Op-ed

Pollard and the great Jewish divide

Diaspora Judaism

The greatest miracle of history is the survival of diaspora Judaism. The greatest question is where it is headed today.

Diaspora Judaism

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity: This is how the first Diaspora was founded

How does the conflict between Yehuda and Yosef echo through history and play out in the State of Israel today?

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity

Defense Minister Benny Gantz: Health crisis to be followed by social crisis

Gantz speaks at launch of 'Declaration of Our Common Destiny'. “Miracles don’t land on planes. Crisis must be taken on by worthy leadership"

Gantz: Health crisis to be followed by social crisis

MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diaspora

Watch: MK Tehila Friedman (Blue and White) spoke during a special Knesset session on strengthening connections with Jewish Diaspora

MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diasporaplayer

Netanyahu: We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel

Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle via Zoom with WZO and representatives of Diaspora Jewish communities.

'We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel'

Is this holiday seven, eight or nine days long?

Understanding the source of the difference in holiday observance in the Diaspora and Israel.

Is this holiday seven, eight or nine days long?

A fateful self-reflection: The Israel and American Jewry relationship

Israel is a strong nation that can help and support the Jewish communities overseas. Opinion.

Self-reflection: Israel and American Jewry relationship

Parshat Shoftim tells of one true Torah, not two

Vital parts of Torah and Jewish life are Jewish policemen, judges, kings, priestly tithes, cities of refuge, prophecy, an army - in Israel.

One true Torah, not two

Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

In the Diaspora, we are not building as much as trying not to fall off a spiritual and physical ledge. Op-ed.

Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

Life is in the power of the tongue

Vows can be a way to a life full of sanctity.

Life is in the power of the tongue

Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

There is something critical missing from your plan, Caroline, and that lack dooms it to failure. Opinion.

Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

The Diaspora in crisis: Instead of preaching, embrace

Show genuine interest in welfare of our brothers across the sea. Offer attractive options for comfortably acculturating to life in Israel.

The Diaspora in crisis: Instead of preaching, embrace

Is a Jew who makes aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

Does aliyah justify prideful claims that the Jew in Israel is a better Jew than those who remain in the Diaspora?

Is a Jew who makes aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

'I seek my brothers' Rabbis called to raise Diaspora awareness

National religious organization calls on community rabbis across Israel to raise awareness of challenges faced by Diaspora Jewry.

'I seek my brothers' Rabbis called to raise Diaspora awareness

Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

How fear and trauma of the exile can warp the perception of a Jew enough to reject the mitzvah of aliyah.

Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

Are Diaspora Jews sinking in exile?

The Aliyah Team questions the role of Jews in exile.

Are Diaspora Jews sinking in exile?

Remaining in the Diaspora - courage or cowardice?

In the Diaspora, the Jew risks being caught up in the courage-or-cowardice conflict.

Remaining in the Diaspora -  courage or cowardice?

Anti-Semitic and pro-Israel?

How does the world view the country of Israel?

Anti-Semitic and pro-Israel?

Why are we Jews? Because we care

Is the world’s negative opinion of the Jews that sacrosanct that we Jews believe it ourselves? G-d forbid!

Why are we Jews? Because we care