aliyah

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.
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Yeshiva rabbi, Jerusalem cafe owner: A tale of two Aryehs

Rabbi Aryeh Bina of Netiv Meir and Aryeh Lipschitz of Café Tuv Taam, who both retired in about 1986, were in their own ways pioneers, instrumental in fostering strengths among diverse populations.

By PESSY KRAUSZ
12/05/2021

Ethiopian aliyah to Israel: Commemoration, discrimination - editorial

The memorial this year comes six years after mass protests by Jews of Ethiopian origin against racism in Israeli society.

Brazilian lone soldier works to honor parents lost to COVID-19

In Israel, Thiago Benzecry mourned without any family nearby to support him.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
09/05/2021

Arrivals: ‘What you lose in materialism you gain in spirituality’

VICKY & YITZHAK MAIS FROM NEW YORK TO JERUSALEM, 1973

Jerusalem Day: Ethiopian Israelis remember the 4000 who died in Sudan

On Monday, institutions across Israel will commemorate the victims who tried to make aliyah from Ethiopia, in an effort to highlight a side of Zionist history that doesn't often get told.

Charles E Smith Jewish Day School students earning their popsicles after a long day of outdoor exper

It’s always “Mission Possible” at JNF-USA’s High School in Israel

Staff and Students Express Elation Over Return to JNF-USA’s High School in Israel.

By JD KREBS
05/05/2021
Marcel Keinan in 2017.

Marcel Keinan, employment ‘guru’ in Israel for his native Brazilians, dies

Keinan would voluntarily advise Brazilians making the move on how to land their first job in the Israeli market. He died of a rare neurological disorder at 68.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
05/05/2021
Jerusalem Municipality program to encourage leadership and social entrepreneurship among olim

Jerusalem Municipality to encourage leadership among olim

In the new program provided by the municipality, young new immigrants will learn for about three months how to promote and implement social ideas.

Amid COVID-19, Israel needs to help olim and their families - editorial

Why are there not clearer guidelines? Do we not care about olim and their families? Does the government not understand that there are olim here who are alone?

Aliyah from Brazil amid COVID-19: Right decision at the right time

Though the COVID-19 situation initially posed many constraints, Suzana is most appreciative of her new surroundings, especially when comparing life here with Rio.

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
29/04/2021
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