Independence Day is doubly special for the legendary refusenik Natan Sharansky and his family. He sits down for a wide-ranging interview about his wife Avital, love among Jewish people, and the promise of freedom.
Few details are known about the covert operation, which successfully led 19 Yemeni Jews to Israel. One of them, a rabbi, brought a 500-year-old Torah scroll with him.
Five young Kaifeng Jews made aliyah on Monday
A recent visit from an old friend left us both wondering about the choices we made about family and career
New data from The Jewish Agency reveals that 70 percent of Olim came from France, Russia, and Ukraine in 2015. What does this mean for immigration to Israel in the long run?
Large increases also seen in thousands of Ukrainian and Russian Jews who immigrated to Israel
A 25 percent jump compared to 2014
The insidious, and mistaken, media meme around the irresistible story of Israelis choosing to live in Germany
Aliyah rates from Western Europe alone increased 88 percent
British Jews making aliyah aren’t part of a trend: they’re bucking it
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
Watchdog group cites more incidents through July 2014 than in all of 2013
And it loves making videos telling me all about it
After seven years in Portland, departing with a mix of sadness and hope
As tensions rise in Paris, young families make aliyah en masse
New survey presents bleak portrait of contemporary anti-Semitism in France
The New York Times parenting blog documents one family’s return to the U.S.
New annual holiday would celebrate Jewish immigration to Israel
Officials have a plan for recognizing French qualifications—to stop new arrivals from heading back to Europe
There was a 62 percent increase in French immigration to Israel in 2013
They tell the story of their journeys from China and Northeast India to Israel
I didn’t know about the holidays until my son came home from preschool wearing a cardboard Hanukkah candle on his head
As final flights of Falash Mura leave for Israel, a community of Hebrew-speakers finds it is neither Jewish nor Ethiopian enough
The New York Knick is undergoing the citizenship process, his agent reports
Right after Tisha B’Av in 1979, my family left Israel—and splintered into pieces. Despite my hopes, I never made it back.
Two final flights with 400 passengers will leave for Israel later this summer
Plus, a most-wanted Nazi gets arrested and Proust gets impersonated
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
An Atlanta physician retires after building a network that treats Jewish patients from Ukraine to Ethiopia
When I was a kid, my folks were ordinary suburbanites. Then they retired, made aliyah, and got hip.