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Herzog: Israel and Diaspora divide is existential threat

JA chairman likens Israel-Diaspora divide to Jerusalem and Babylon, calls for gov't to advance Hebrew language education in Diaspora and vows to establish avenues of dialogue to bridge the divides.

 Isaac Herzog, the new head of the Jewish Agency.
Global Jewish population reaches 14.7 million

Jewish Agency Chairman Herzog sent new year wishes to communities around the world.

Council of the Chief Rabbinate
Settlers excluded from Chief Rabbinate Council selection committee

National Union MKs express outrage and call for the council election to be postponed until the situation is rectified.

Children get close to the land on Tu Bishvat, 2005
Overpopulation – really?

Since when has the Jewish people had to play by the rules of other societies?

By LEONIE BEN-SIMON
28/02/2018
babies
What are the most popular Jewish baby names in Israel?

From Avi to Yosef, biblical to modern and everything in between.

A Holocaust survivor shows his tattoo
Report: Only 26,200 Holocaust survivors will be living in Israel by 2035

The report found that at the end of 2016 there were some 186,500 Holocaust survivors living in Israel.

Racing toward disaster: Israel's unsustainable population bomb

There was a time when having a large family in Israel may have been a patriotic act.

By ALON TAL
23/09/2017
Jerusalem
Haredi, Arab populations grow in Jerusalem as overall growth declines

Approximately 18,000 residents moved out of Jerusalem in 2015, while 8,200 ultra-Orthodox and 7,800 Arabs moved in.

A baby
On Israel's 69th birthday, population reaches 8.68 million

The country is rapidly approaching the tipping point where the majority of the world’s Jews will be living in Israel.

Western Wall
Now is the time for Israel and American Jewry to work together

What a bitter irony to live in a world in which Israel is the one country in which a Jew does not have the freedom to express his or her Judaism.

By ELLIOT COSGROVE
28/12/2016
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