Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s suspenseful new ‘Waking Lions’ turns the fateful collision of an Israeli doctor and an African immigrant into an indictment of surging nationalism
The wall will go up, separating ourselves from our own past
T’ruah gathers in New York to galvanize activists in the pulpit
It’s not about refugees, or security, or travel bans. It’s about what America is—and what it ought to be.
After a special Knesset meeting brokered by The Jewish Agency, three Jewish families from Venezuela are heading to Israel
Why the sudden rush to Shoah analogies from people who just handed over the keys to the Middle East to the Iranians? And why did Trump leave the Jews out of remembrance of the genocide?
The identity of America—unity—is under attack by Trump’s administration, whose key goal is to divide. So stand up, shout out, and love thy neighbor.
‘I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim’
Israel’s Interior Ministry is not allowing a cohort of nine Venezuelan Jewish converts to make aliyah, claiming their engagement in the dwindling Jewish community has not been sufficient
Feelings of unease, and tiny pockets of satisfaction, around the results of the 2016 presidential election
Lara Vapnyar’s ‘timely’ and ‘insightful’ new novel, ‘Still Here,’ wonders what the American dream looks like to former Russians
The troubling rise of ‘Alternative for Germany’
But will Uganda’s Abayudaya Jews, most of whom converted before 2009, be able to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return?
I tried to prep a pair of Afghan teens for American boarding school, but instead of teaching them the language they need, I spent all my time explaining cultural references and unfamiliar contexts
Dustin Hoffman recently learned about the immigration journey of his incredible Jewish great-grandmother, who fled Russia
The underappreciated, intimate family saga is as much about Jewishness as it is an American story—but which Jewishness?
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?
Explaining the nihilist candidate’s brutish appeal
Like many Jews, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author comes from a family that was persecuted and that migrated. She continues to help people fleeing violence and hopelessness.
Change in immigration policy threatens community’s continued growth
And things Jews overhear while passing for white people
The existence of the State of Israel is a reason to stay in Europe, not flee it
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
In the wake of Paris terror attacks, calls for aliyah prompt varied responses
Aliyah rates from Western Europe alone increased 88 percent
British Jews making aliyah aren’t part of a trend: they’re bucking it
And it loves making videos telling me all about it
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
As tensions rise in Paris, young families make aliyah en masse
Drawn by the cool climate and slow pace of life, hundreds of immigrants bolster the small Jewish community in Nova Scotia’s capital