The growing and distinctly western Mediterranean olim are a boon to Israel but a dark omen for the future of France
For Ukrainian and Russian Jews, the past three decades now seem like a brief flash of light between two long periods of darkness
Israel’s last wave of Ukrainian and Russian Jews is preparing to absorb the next one
There’s a new wave of North Americans moving to Israel for a different way of life—and they’re not who you’d imagine
Fifty years ago today in Leningrad, a small group of Soviet Jews was tried for attempting a daring escape to Israel. Eerily, their story is relevant again—this time, for American Jews.
Making aliyah in the wake of the Kennedy assassination
The late Iraqi Israeli novelist Samir Naqqash was forever torn between competing loyalties. An English translation of ‘Tenants and Cobwebs,’ his portrait of 1940s Baghdad, shows him to be the tragic chronicler of the uprooting of Iraqi Jews.
The rules enforced by Israel’s evermore extreme Rabbinate punish Russian Jews who come to the country to escape religious persecution
He’s a convert to Orthodox Judaism, married to an Israeli woman, and wants nothing more than to become a citizen of Israel—so why has Israel’s government kept him stuck in a bureaucratic nightmare?
With visa troubles looming in London, the billionaire exercises his right for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return
Israeli agencies offer programs to help newcomers settle in, but some worry that the country needs to offer more support to prevent them from leaving
I am only twelve years old. I do not understand why the Israeli government won’t let suffering Jewish children rejoin their families in Israel.
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
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?