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updated Sat. April 6, 2024

“Within God's command to Abraham to leave his homeland and come to Israel is a hidden message to Jews in the galut (diaspora) that this year they must do ... Last year, the Israeli government designated the 7th of Cheshvan as National Aliyah Day, a holiday celebrating new immigrants in the Holy Land.

In order to receive an aliyah, you must know your Hebrew name and your father's Hebrew name. (They will both be used to call you up to the Torah.) You also need to know whether you are a Kohen, Levi or Yisrael (this will determine which aliyah you will receive). Depending on the custom in your synagogue, you may ...
It is for this reason that anyone “making aliyah,” or moving to Israel for the right reasons, is moving “up” in the world. It is the land in which the holy Patriarchs and Matriarchs lived. It is the land upon which the Holy Temples were built. And, with the advent of the Messianic era, it is the land where the Third Temple will soon be ...
Roughly 15 years ago I made a personal decision to leave the comfortable lifestyle and familiar surroundings of America in order to settle down and build my life in Israel. As important as this decision was, it had nothing to do with any negative feelings that I had towards the US. In fact, just the opposite is ...


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