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  • 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...

  • Young olim won’t feel alone

    August 21, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    When Avital Avraham, 17, of Sherman Oaks arrived in Israel earlier this month with plans to make aliyah and join the Israel Defense Forces, she said she was “honored that Israel is opening their arms to me even though I wasn’t born here.”

    She wasn’t alone. Avraham was one of 331...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 10 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 1, 2012 | 11:57 am

    • A German court has ruled that circumcising male infants for religious reasons is a crime. A long debate regarding the subject has ended when a regional court in Cologne said last week that circumcision, which is common both in Judaism and in Islam, inflicts serious bodily harm on...

  • Olim land in Israel on eve of Chanukah

    December 20, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Some 76 new immigrants from North America arrived in Israel on the eve of Chanukah.

    The new immigrants arrived Tuesday morning on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group Aliyah flight organized in conjunction with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and
    the Jewish Agency. They will kindle the...

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  • 1,000 new immigrants set to arrive in Israel

    December 22, 2010 | 8:09 am

    The final 1,000 new immigrants for 2010 are arriving in Israel.

    The immigrants coming from 25 countries will arrive in Israel through the end of the year on special flights arranged by the Jewish Agency for Israel, the agency said in a statement. Some of the flights and the...

  • Fishel to Play Key Falash Mura Role

    By Marc Ballon

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    John Fishel took his seat on the jetliner and glanced across the aisle. Seated near the president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was an Ethiopian woman. Resplendent in traditional garb, she cradled an infant in her arms and looked lovingly at her toddler son seated...

  • Temple Still Stands

    By Reb Mimi Feigelson

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Yonah has a question and I thought that you would have the answer." This was the father's sentence that broke the silence of my learning in the empty beit midrash in Jerusalem some five summers ago.

    Yonah and his father had wandered into the beit midrash a few moments before,...