Aliyah, one of the fundamental tenets of Zionism, refers to the immigration of diaspora Jews to Israel. Literally meaning "to go up," aliyah is encouraged (and even incentivized) by the Israeli government and by organizations such as Nefesh B'Nefesh that help new olim by granting financial aid packages and guidance to ease the assimilation into Israeli culture.
There will be a formal application system to obtain the entry permit for relatives of immigrants through the Interior Ministry, but the details of this are not yet clear.
Since the establishment of the State of Israel, more than three million immigrants have been absorbed – including those who came this year in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis.
When the pandemic hit, the aliyah organization quickly pivoted to holding online, virtual meetings, webinars, and sessions.
ALIYAH AFFAIRS: Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 2,000 people have made aliyah.
YISRAEL DAVIES, 73 FROM MANCHESTER TO GUSH KATIF TO MA’ALEH ADUMIM, 1979
The unique group is comprised of 13 families, with at least one health-care professional in each family.
Hedva Granatstein-Fox - From Cleveland to Modi’in, 1993
Yom Ha’aliyah isa day to express our admiration to all those who chose to come from far and wide to make Israel their home.
In two special flights organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel this week, a cohort of young people from the two countries began studying and exploring life in Israel.
Closure of Israeli borders to foreign nationals has meant many immigrants have not been able to see immediate family for more than eight months.