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Blue and White Party Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh. Credit: Courtesy.

Michal Cotler-Wunsh: Jewish Agency can shift relationship paradigm with everyone at table

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As a former Knesset member and now head of the Nefesh B’Nefesh Institute for Aliyah Policy and Strategy, as well as a senior consultant to the Jewish Federations of North America, Michal Cotler-Wunsh is...
The arrival of French Jews who made aliyah, at Ben Gurion International Airport on July 10, 2017. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90

‘Feeling part of the story’: Having made the move, ‘olim’ and Israel mark Aliyah...

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By the time newly minted Israeli Shira Denise Kilemnic Mac and her husband, Abraham, along with their two youngsters, stepped off the plane in Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport on July 22, her reputation...
American Girl storefront in Tysons Corner Center, Va. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock.

American Girl doll company sells Hanukkah outfit, part of its cultural collection

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American Girl released a new set of doll outfits for various cultural holidays, and it includes a Hanukkah ensemble with a Star of David necklace. Each “Hanukkah celebration outfit” that is purchased for $36 comes...
Letters by the “Hazon Ish,” Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz (1878-1953). Credit: The National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.

Personal letters by rabbi known as ‘Hazon Ish’ come to National Library of Israel

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Fourteen letters penned in the 1940s by the legendary rabbi known as the “Hazon Ish” have been donated to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem by the family of their recipient, Rabbi Zvi...
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem sponsored aliyah flights for 105 SELA students from former Soviet republics who are coming to study in Israel, Oct. 13, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem helps bring 105 youths to Israel

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Israel is marking its annual Yom HaAliyah (“Aliyah Day”) with an entire week of incoming flights filled with new Jewish immigrants with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) actively involved in this effort by sponsoring flights...
A total of 235 new immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community in India landed in Israel on Oct. 13, 2021. Credit: Laura Ben David, courtesy of Shavei Israel.

Bnei Menashe group of 235 from India lands at Ben-Gurion on Yom HaAliyah

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A total of 235 new immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community in India landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday as part of the Yom HaAliyah national celebration on Oct. 12-13. Hailing from Manipur in...
Franciszka and Stefan Themersons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish anti-fascist film thought destroyed by Nazis gets world premiere

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A Polish Jewish couple’s anti-fascist movie thought to have been destroyed by the Nazis was shown to the public for the first time in more than 80 years. The 1931 anti-fascist short film “Europa,” by...
Cristobal Colon en la corte de los Reyes Catolicos by Juan Cordero, 1850 Museo Nacional de Arte, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Cristobal Colon i el djudeo-espanyol

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Los investigadores ke estudiaron las letras, dokumentos i livros ke eskrivio el deskuvridor del kontinente amerikano se demandan komo es posible ke Colon alkanso un nivel de ekspresion literaria ke desha a la persona...
The first Jewish wedding in Bahrain in 52 years took place at the Ritz-Carlton in Manama the weekend of Oct. 8-10, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Rabbi Dr. Eli Abadie from Mexico officiates first Jewish wedding in Bahrain Kingdom

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 The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), the people-to-people network of Jewish communities from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that are developing Jewish life in the region, facilitated the first Jewish wedding in the...
Yaakov Hagoel, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel Executive, with new Olim from 26 countries who recently joined the J.A.'s Ulpan Etzion in Jerusalem. Photo credit: Elad Brami.

Immigration to Israel up 31 percent in 2021

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Immigration to Israel is up 31 percent so far this year, according to data released by Israel’s Aliyah and Integration Ministry and the Jewish Agency for Israel. The data, released ahead of Yom HaAliyah (“Aliyah...