Israel’s Knesset Proposes National Aliyah Day

New annual holiday would celebrate Jewish immigration to Israel

Tel Aviv Parties in Solidarity with Migrants

City-wide celebration of African culture to raise awareness of asylum seekers

Israel, Designed To Absorb Jewish Refugees, Now Struggles With African Migrant Wave

This week’s protests in Tel Aviv are the fruit of nearly a decade of government indecision about how to handle an influx of strangers

Germans Want To Put the Holocaust Behind Them. One Citizen Says, ‘Not So Fast.’

Yascha Mounk talks about growing up in a place where people fetishized, reviled, or resented him simply for being born a Jew

African Migrant Protest Continues for Fourth Day

Thousands gather in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against new detention policy

Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love: ‘It’s a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba’

A new compilation revives the once ubiquitous, now mostly forgotten Latin-Jewish connection of the 1940s to the ’80s

Museum in Antwerp Recalls the Ships That Brought Einstein and Irving Berlin to America

The Red Star Line carried half a million Jewish refugees from Europe as they fled pogroms, anti-Semitism, and the Nazis

Joseph, Vayeshev, and Undocumented Americans

Revisiting the story of Joseph and its resonance with the American immigration debate

Ghosts of My Grandfather’s Village

The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.

Mark Zuckerberg Joins Immigration Fight

Facebook founder to start an advocacy group for the undocumented

Jewish Life Booms in Cologne

As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement

Stuck in La La Land

An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream

Joseph, the Original DREAMer

How my bar mitzvah portion taught me about immigration and Jewish values—27 years after I first read it

Regina Spektor’s Immigrant Aid

The Russian-Jewish indie star headlines a benefit for HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an aging philanthropy seeking new attention

End of the Line

A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging

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