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  • Israeli emigration: good for the Jews—and Israel?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 7, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    There is an old debate within the Los Angeles Jewish community over just how many Israelis call L.A. home. The number matters for many reasons, not least of which to give the organized Jewish community a sense of needs among Israelis in L.A. It’s also something that folks back in...

  • Give Israeli migrants absentee voting rights, Jerusalem institute recommends

    March 28, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Israel should give Israeli migrants absentee voting rights for their first four years abroad and finance schools for the children of Israelis in the Diaspora, a new policy paper recommends.

    The policy paper released this week by the Jewish People Policy Institute based in Jerusalem...

  • The Next American-Israeli Idol

    By Orit Arfa

    April 27, 2009 | 8:16 pm

    Last week a handful of yordim (Israelis who “descended” to America) were given the rare opportunity to make aliyah; that is, to rise back up to Israel—and to stardom. Kochav Nolad (“A Star is Born”), Israel’s “American Idol” knock-off, came to Hollywood, literally, to...