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Pre-Aliyah Check List for New Olim
This is from my Neighbor Bobby WeinmannThe following is based on my own experience. I am not a lawyer, nor an accountant, etc. But I've had a successful aliyah for 2.5 years now and these are things I did, and am glad I did, put together as a checklist.**Pre-Aliyah...
Will The Better Times Ever Come?https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-american-jews-dreaming-of-moving-to-israel-may-have-to-wait-for-better-times-1.8846372
Haaretz (can you imagine) posts a comprehensive review of the new bureaucratic hurdles American olim are facing.
“In some senses, the collapse of New York could mean the end of the American Jewish community as an identifiable political-cultural entity.”http://“In%20some%20senses,%20the%20collapse%20of%20New%20York%20could%20mean%20the%20end%20of%20the%20American%20Jewish%20community%20as%20an%20identifiable%20political-cultural%20entity.”
“In some senses, the collapse of New York could mean the end of the American Jewish community as an identifiable political-cultural entity.” Read more at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies here.
Permission Yanked From Single Students!
From Chaim V'Chessed - This afternoon, the Interior Ministry abruptly slammed the brakes on the travel plans of many students. In recent days, the Ministry released a program for institutions to obtain entry permits to enter Israel. Many have already applied for, and...
Israel Expects 50,000 New Immigrants This Yearhttp://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/281270
Jewish Agency Director-General Josh Schwartz estimated that in the coming year, approximately 50,000 people will immigrate to Israel, almost twice the average and close to double the number who moved to Israel in 2019. Read more about it on Arutz 7 here.
Los Angeles Jewish Community Under Siegehttps://www.israelhayom.com/2020/06/02/la-riots-result-in-huge-damage-to-jewish-temples-and-businesses
All Jewish businesses and temples in the area were either broken into or had graffiti tagged on their walls.
The Tipping Point?
Asher Schwartz drew this timely and highly relatable cartoon for The Jewish Press.
No Time Like A Pandemic To Make Aliyah
“Coronavirus has caused a lot of US Jews to rethink their paths and work to carry out something they’ve been planning for some time,” said Nefesh B’Nefesh. Read more about it on the Algemeiner here.
Why Die in Galus, When You Can Live in Eretz Yisrael?https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/aliyah-israel/why-die-in-galus-when-you-can-live-in-eretz-yisrael/2020/06/02/
Bring Them Home got some press... The Jewish Press, that is, thanks to our wonderful contributor Rivkah Lambert Adler.
The Forward just wrote an article about thousands of American Jews applying to move to Israel during the pandemic, the hardships they face and the reasoning behind taking the jump! Read more by clicking here.