Lech Lecha

This is an age old question that has been facing the Jewish people since the building of the second Jewish Temple. Should the Jews be moving to Israel?

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aliyah

Aliyah from around the world has reached a five year high. Anti-Semitism and strife are main contributors to the significant growth.

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french aliyah

French aliyah is up 312 percent in comparison to the same period last year, largely due to a faltering French economy and antisemitism.

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Aliyah

National Aliyah Day commemorates the day that the Jewish People crossed the Jordan River into Israel. It was our first national aliyah.

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Credit: IDF Spokesperson

Israel's Garin Tzabar program, which supports 'lone soldiers' who have no family in Israel, recently welcomed close to 360 young women and men from around the world into its care.

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Father and son in desert

Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that assists Jews immigrating to Israel from North America, is promoting Aliyah to Southern Israel via its 'Go South' program. Director Ravit Greenberg recently told United With Israel that the mission of the Go South Program is to "raise awareness among potential immigrants before they move to Israel that southern Israel is an excellent choice".

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Rachel Avraham on BGU campus

UWI Staff writer Rachel Avraham blogs from her own experience about why English-speaking Jews are returning from exile to make Aliyah to Southern Israel.

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Ethiopian Family

Asher Tagai journeyed to Israel from Ethiopia and his ordeal to come to the Holy Land is truly inspiring.

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Old Yishuv

Since time immemorial the Jewish people have had a continuous presence in the land of Israel and contrary to anti-Israel arguments, the Jewish people were returning to settle the land of Israel hundreds of years prior to the rise of the Zionist movement.

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Ben Halpern

United with Israel is proud to introduce a new feature called "The Faces of Israel". Each week we will present you with stories about Israelis coming from different walks of life. We think you will enjoy learning about the lives of special people who are privileged to live in the Land of Israel. Ben Halpern, age 23, a native of Baltimore, MD and a friend of this author, has just decided to make Aliyah to Israel and is presently living in Jerusalem.

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Moroccan Jews at  the Transit Camp Grand Arenas, near Marseilles, France, from where they proceeded to Israel, 1949.

Flora Cohen presently lives in Nahariyya, Israel. She has three children and 16 grandchildren. However, she was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco. Flora was born and spent her childhood living under French colonial rule. Under French rule, Flora claims that Morocco was a modern European state, full of cafés. However, in other respects, the Moroccans did not enjoy the same opportunities that the Europeans did. Furthermore, living as part of the Jewish minority there was not easy, since being a Jew was a dirty word both in French and Arabic.

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Ethiopia2

A subject that has fascinated historians for centuries up to today is the community of Ethiopians calling themselves the 'Beta Israel', who claim to be descendants of ancient Israelites and have customs described in the Hebrew Bible.

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