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  • French chief rabbi rejects Netanyahu’s call for emigration

    1 week ago

    France’s chief rabbi, Haim Korsia, rejected Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent call for European Jews to move to Israel.

    At a news conference Thursday in New York following a speech at Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue, Korsia said there had been a Jewish presence...

  • France’s Jewish migrants face challenge of life in Israel

    January 27, 2015 | 9:30 am

    At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem a smartly dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask if anyone spoke French. Having found a candidate, her first question was: "Where's the cheese counter?"

    For Jews coming to "the Jewish state" from all corners...

  • Would you stay in France?

    By Michael Berenbaum

    January 21, 2015 | 11:43 am

    In the wake of the horrific terrorist killings in France, my heart took many turns. First there was shock, soon replaced by grief, then anger, followed by resolve. Now it may be time for reflection.

    The response from the French and then the Israelis to the two attacks raised some...

  • Stay or go? French Jews face a growing – and emotional – dilemma

    January 21, 2015 | 10:18 am

    Israel? The United States? Canada? South Korea, India, Singapore or Japan? French Jews have intensified their search for a new home, and they’ve diversified their potential destinations. For the past 15 years, anti-Semitism has become more and more common, more and more violent,...

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  • For embattled French Jews, mixed feelings about call to move to Israel

    January 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    French Jews are feeling embattled. Arsonists have targeted their synagogues, terrorists have attacked their schools and shops, and, with only a few exceptions, French society has not united behind them to stop the assaults and harassment.

    The solution, according to Israel’s prime...

  • Paris aliyah event draws 500

    January 12, 2015 | 10:39 am

    The slaying of four Jews at a Paris kosher market may cause a substantial increase in the number of Jews who will immigrate to Israel this year, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said.

    Sharansky arrived in Paris Sunday along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

  • Jump In The Water is Warm- Israel Is Not So Bad!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    January 6, 2015 | 10:17 am

    As we usher in the first few days of 2015, Israel is a buzz over the news that over 26,500 people (including me) made aliyah in 2014 making it one of the biggest years for immigration to Israel in over a decade.  Led by a record 7,000 “olim chadashim” (new immigrants) from France...

  • Founder of French anti-Semitism watchdog moving to Israel

    January 5, 2015 | 10:17 am

    Sammy Ghozlan, founder of France’s National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, said he is immigrating to Israel.

    Ghozlan, a former police commissioner whose organization is one of France’s leading watchdog groups on anti-Semitism, announced his departure on Monday –...

  • North American immigration to Israel rose 7 percent in 2014

    December 18, 2014 | 9:09 am

    Immigration to Israel from North America rose 7 percent in 2014 over the previous year to 3,762 olim from the United States and Canada, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh.

    The immigrants came on 17 special aliyah flights from North America, sponsored by facilitated by Nefesh B’Nefesh...

  • My Four Month Aliyah Anniversary- My Life in Israel

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    December 4, 2014 | 4:59 am

    Last week, I passed the four month mark as a new immigrant to Israel by celebrating Thanksgiving with 200 other  “Olim Chadashim” from America at the NefeshBNefesh Thanksgiving Bash in Tel Aviv.  Now moving from one place to another is never easy. I went to four high schools as a...

  • The life in Israel exchange, part 1: See Israel for what it is

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2014 | 4:23 am

    Herb Keinon is a veteran reporter for The Jerusalem Post. He has been at the paper since 1985, and has covered the diplomatic beat since 2000. Keinon has a BA in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MA in Journalism from the University of Illinois,...

  • 5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    September 16, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    A laconic man who abhors hysteria, the president of France’s CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities is not naturally inclined to emphasize his community’s fear in public, preferring to underscore French Jewry’s achievements and capacity to prosper despite recent hardships.

    But in a...

  • On packed flight to Israel, hundreds of American Jews, emboldened by Gaza crisis, start lives anew

    By Jared Sichel

    August 12, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Daniel Knafo was wide awake aboard the Boeing 747 as sunlight began peaking over the northern horizon of the Mediterranean Sea early on the morning of Aug. 12.

    Less than 10 hours earlier, he was at the departure terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport with more than 300...

  • Yankees president hosts future Israeli soldiers before their aliyah

    August 11, 2014 | 10:18 am

    The president of the New York Yankees hosted some 40 young men and women who are making aliyah and plan to serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

    Randy Levine and his wife, Mindy, hosted the future soldiers at Yankee Stadium on Sunday prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians....

  • Why I Made Aliyah During the War!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    August 5, 2014 | 11:43 am


    Last week in the middle of the war in Israel I made aliyah!  Why would I leave my easy life and  comfortable apartment exactly on the Beverly Hills border (the next house is Beverly Hills, if there is an earthquake I would land in Beverly Hills) to come to a small expensive one...

  • L.A. grad Max Levin survives attack in Gaza by ‘a quarter of a millimeter’

    By Jared Sichel

    July 25, 2014 | 7:31 pm

    At 2 a.m. on July 23, Bud and Judy Levin were awakened by a call from Israel to their home in Los Angeles. It was their son, Max, a 21-year-old paratrooper in the Israeli army — calling from a hospital.

    Just a few hours earlier, he had been securing a three-story home in Gaza...

  • From Grizzly Bears to Gaza Rockets: Alaskan olim head for Israel

    July 21, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage. But except for the two years she lived in Seattle after high school, she never lived outside Alaska.

    At least she hadn’t until a few months ago. Inspired by a Birthright trip she took...

  • ‘Baby boomerangers’ head back to Israel

    July 2, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    As Israel hosted more than 3.5 million tourists in 2013 — a record-breaking benchmark that included over 600,000 Americans — program operators and attendees have noticed a new niche demographic gaining interest in seeing the Holy Land.

    Call them “baby boomerangers,” Jews in...

  • Jews leaving France, Ukraine generate 50% increase in aliyah

    June 20, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Jewish immigration to Israel during the first quarter of 2014 increased by 50 percent over the corresponding period last year, mainly due to arrivals from France and Ukraine.

    In total, immigration to Israel under its Law of Return for Jews and their descendants during the first...

  • New initiative would encourage European Jews to make aliyah

    June 9, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    A new aliyah agency tasked with persuading European Jews to move to Israel is under consideration.

    The Joint Operation for Aliyah Promotion would be a joint initiative of the Israeli government and the institutions involved in aliyah and Europe: the Jewish Agency for Israel, the...

  • Stymied by Israeli bureaucracy, Ukrainian has been making aliyah for three years

    March 20, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    Sitting in his sister’s living room in this town outside Tel Aviv, Yuriy Yukhatskov says he’s glad to be far from his home city of Kiev.

    Yukhatskov, 44, says that what he sees as the pervasive anti-Semitism in Ukraine’s capital would grow only worse with the country’s recent...

  • Findings in space, the new Israeli YouTube hit, Zombies in TLV and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 17, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    An international honor

    The International Space University (ISU) has announced that the Technion in Israel will host the ISU's Annual Space Studies Program in the summer of 2016.  This is a major achievement for Israel’s Technological Institution and for the State of Israel.

    ...

  • Financial planning for a move to Israel

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 21, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    What I know about Israel comes from a variety of sources, including the news and commentary in this newspaper, countless books, my own experiences as a traveler to Israel, and the Facebook postings of my friends who live there. But the information and insights in “A Financial Guide...

  • The pioneers: A revealing look at Israel’s early prime ministers

    By Tom Tugend

    September 6, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Moriah Films, the documentary-making arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has bitten off another solid chunk of Israeli history in “The Prime Ministers,” a film based on the lively book of the same title by Yehuda Avner, who doubles as the chief narrator of the two-part production.

    ...
  • An open letter to our Olim

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 28, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    Summer in Israel is a time of reflection. In summer time, many of us fly away to our desired destinations overseas while the rest sit in front of their television, carefully considering every departure from the air-condition. It doesn't matter what group you are part of, you will...

  • Drug dealer makes “Aliyah”

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 30, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Here’s a little quiz: Suppose a movie titled “Aliyah” came out; what would you expect to be its main theme? The answer would probably depend on the time period.

    In the 1920s and ’30s, “Aliyah” would have been about Diaspora Jews settling in Palestine, where they became bronzed...

  • Ethiopian aliyah to end Aug. 28, Jewish Agency says

    June 25, 2013 | 2:53 pm

    The Jewish Agency is preparing to end mass aliyah from Ethiopia with two final flights consisting of 400 immigrants on Aug. 28.

    The Jewish Agency emissary to Ethiopia, Asher Seyum, made the announcement in a brief letter, saying the Jewish Agency will hand over its aid compounds...

  • Terrorism, a war criminal and the Middle East

    May 31, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Foreign films abound this summer, with several that concern the Middle East in various ways.

    Lebanese-American filmmaker Ziad Doueiri brings Yasmina Khadra’s novel “The Attack” to the screen, and his movie has spawned some controversy in the Arab world.

    The film focuses on Amin...

  • How to become a Jew

    May 8, 2013 | 11:40 am

    1. ENROLL IN A CONVERSION PROGRAM

    There are a variety of options for how to begin the process, but all involve study with a rabbi. Some people study with an individual rabbi for a period of time, and other people enroll in group classes designed especially for converts.

    People...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 18, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    Who is the perfect Israeli flight mate?

    504 Israelis over the age of 18 participated in a new survey, dealing with the Israeli passenger's in-flight habits. Who were their ideal seat mates?

    Read more here.


    Blame it on the Jews?

    Britain's Labor Party member,  Nazir Ahmed,...

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