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THE STATUE at the Place de la République in Paris is seen featured with a giant cardboard pencil rea
An answer to Paris: The ‘gentile aliya’ epidemic

srael will soon have to expand its borders far beyond its wildest dreams – not for the benefit of the Jews, but at the request of millions of Europeans.

TRAY of pastries is seen at a patisserie owned by members of the French community in Netanya
Time to ease aliya for French Jews

It is well known that the first cracks in the equation of “France equals liberty, equality and fraternity” have been evident for quite a while.

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Celebrating aliya

The concept of aliya has changed radically since the first decades of Israel’s establishment. Once upon a time, refugees made up the bulk of olim.

An Orthodox rabbi’s unorthodox calling

Although making aliya was hardly a foregone conclusion, Israel was always part of Weisz’s life.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
Haredi students
2900 children of olim starting first year of school in Israel this week

Immigrant students up fifty percent over 2014 at start of academic year.

L'entrée de la synagogue Shaarei Rahamim
De Perse à Jérusalem

Après un très pénible voyage depuis l’Iran, les immigrants juifs se sont vus confrontés à de nouvelles difficultés à leur arrivée

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
A tortured soul

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook’s efforts to reconcile religion and enlightenment, but his position on Halacha and state was alienating.

Negev Desert
A (confused) Yankee in Abraham’s desert

Lesson 1: Israelis don’t need you as much as you think.

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