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We need Israel Outreach

We need Israel Outreach

Religious Diaspora Jews lack the national identity of secular Israeli Jews and many religious Jews of Israel also lack that identity. Op-ed.

'The right to enter Israel is the birthright of every Jew'player

'The right to enter the land of Israel is the birthright of every Jew'

The Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Rabbi Warren Goldstein, says that Israel's travel ban has been traumatic for Diaspora Jews.

Survey: Israel's Covid policies hurt ties with Diaspora Jewry

Survey: Majority thinks Israel’s Covid policies harmed relations with Diaspora Jewry

Survey reveals that 80% of Israelis are concerned about growing antisemitism worldwide.

At Least Let My People In

At Least Let My People In

Visits to Israel are desperately needed for Diaspora Jews of all streams, no matter what their level of affiliation. Opinion.

Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?player

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko: Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko questions why Israel is not allowing American Jews to enter but makes exceptions for events such as Miss Universe.

The halakhot  of V’tein Tal U’Matar

The halakhot of V’tein Tal U’Matar

In Israel we began saying the prayer for rain in the Silent Prayer weeks before it is said in the Diaspora.. What happens if we forget?

The Spiritual Effects of Diaspora (VaEtchanan)player

The Spiritual Effects of Diaspora (VaEtchanan)

In a 3-minute video, Baruch Gordon connects the centrality of the Land of Israel to the weekly Torah reading of VaEtchanan.

The experience of Jewish children in diaspora schools

The experience of Jewish children in diaspora schools - A tale of three countries

Have diaspora public schools ever been good for Jewish children? Are they today? Op-ed.

Connecting communities between Israel and the Diasporaplayer

Connecting communities between Israel and the Diaspora

Arutz Sheva speaks to Noa Lewis of the Connecting Communities project as well as two rabbis whose communities now share a connection.

How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?player

How did Diaspora communities survive Covid-19?

Arutz Sheva talks with Rabbi Shalom Axelrod of Young Israel of Woodmere and Rabbi Jaron Engelmayer, Chief Rabbi of Vienna.

Israel and Diaspora deficient in knowledge about each other

AJC survey: Israel and Diaspora deficient in knowledge about each other

Survey by American Jewish Committee finds that both communities would like to learn more about each other but suffer from lack of education.

Will new government will affect Jewish Diaspora?player

Will new government will affect Jewish Diaspora?

Dr. Shmuel Katz, co-founder of Stand With Us, talks with Arutz Sheva about how the new government will affect both the Diaspora and Israel.

Arutz Sheva administration meets officials in NY

Arutz Sheva administration meets officials in NY

Team meets with Ambassador Erdan, heads of Rabbinical Alliance of America, YU President and more.

Time to sober up

Time to sober up

This growing inability to know good from evil keeps increasing numbers of people from recognizing the threats looming before them. Op-ed

Open your eyes!

Open your eyes!

The parsha and current events. Jethro, Isaiah and the Jews of the Diaspora who criticize Israel's religious level.

The Israel lobby is good for America

The Israel lobby is good for America

The Israel lobby plays a postiive domestic role in the US in addition to benefitting Israel.directly. Opinion.

Pollard and the great Jewish divide

Pollard and the great Jewish divide

Israelis celebrated the Pollards’ arrival. In contrast, US Jews bristled both at the news and the joy with which Israelis greeted them.Op-ed

Diaspora Judaism

Diaspora Judaism

The greatest miracle of history is the survival of diaspora Judaism. The greatest question is where it is headed today.

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity

The struggle for power in the Jewish identity: This is how the first Diaspora was founded

How does the conflict between Yehuda and Yosef echo through history and play out in the State of Israel today?

Gantz: Health crisis to be followed by social crisis

Defense Minister Benny Gantz: Health crisis to be followed by social crisis

Gantz speaks at launch of 'Declaration of Our Common Destiny'. “Miracles don’t land on planes. Crisis must be taken on by worthy leadership"

MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diasporaplayer

MK Friedman: We will not give up on Jewish Diaspora

Watch: MK Tehila Friedman (Blue and White) spoke during a special Knesset session on strengthening connections with Jewish Diaspora

'We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel'

Netanyahu: We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel

Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle via Zoom with WZO and representatives of Diaspora Jewish communities.

Is this holiday seven, eight or nine days long?

Is this holiday seven, eight or nine days long?

Understanding the source of the difference in holiday observance in the Diaspora and Israel.

Self-reflection: Israel and American Jewry relationship

A fateful self-reflection: The Israel and American Jewry relationship

Israel is a strong nation that can help and support the Jewish communities overseas. Opinion.

One true Torah, not two

Parshat Shoftim tells of one true Torah, not two

Vital parts of Torah and Jewish life are Jewish policemen, judges, kings, priestly tithes, cities of refuge, prophecy, an army - in Israel.

Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

In the Diaspora, we are not building as much as trying not to fall off a spiritual and physical ledge. Op-ed.

Life is in the power of the tongue

Life is in the power of the tongue

Vows can be a way to a life full of sanctity.

Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

There is something critical missing from your plan, Caroline, and that lack dooms it to failure. Opinion.

The Diaspora in crisis: Instead of preaching, embrace

The Diaspora in crisis: Instead of preaching, embrace

Show genuine interest in welfare of our brothers across the sea. Offer attractive options for comfortably acculturating to life in Israel.

Is a Jew who makes aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

Is a Jew who makes aliyah a better Jew than one who does not?

Does aliyah justify prideful claims that the Jew in Israel is a better Jew than those who remain in the Diaspora?

'I seek my brothers' Rabbis called to raise Diaspora awareness

'I seek my brothers' Rabbis called to raise Diaspora awareness

National religious organization calls on community rabbis across Israel to raise awareness of challenges faced by Diaspora Jewry.

Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

Is the Diaspora so deep in the Jewish DNA that there is no hope?

How fear and trauma of the exile can warp the perception of a Jew enough to reject the mitzvah of aliyah.

Are Diaspora Jews sinking in exile?

Are Diaspora Jews sinking in exile?

The Aliyah Team questions the role of Jews in exile.

Remaining in the Diaspora -  courage or cowardice?

Remaining in the Diaspora - courage or cowardice?

In the Diaspora, the Jew risks being caught up in the courage-or-cowardice conflict.

Anti-Semitic and pro-Israel?

Anti-Semitic and pro-Israel?

How does the world view the country of Israel?

Why are we Jews? Because we care

Why are we Jews? Because we care

Is the world’s negative opinion of the Jews that sacrosanct that we Jews believe it ourselves? G-d forbid!

Generation's mission: Connect all world's Jewsplayer

Generation's mission: Connect all world's Jews

First-ever conference for leading Jewish schools attended by over 150 principals from 31 countries.

Connecting young Jews in Diaspora with Israel

Connecting young Jews in Diaspora with Israel

Marriage of Israeli-American woman to European football player illustrates need to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel, says Lavi Olami.

'We have not forgotten our brethren in the Diaspora'player

'We have not forgotten our brethren in the Diaspora'

In preparation for Israel's 70th anniversary, 70 Israeli leaders and intellectuals will leave for 70 Jewish communities around the world.

'What happened to Spain's Jews?'

'What happened to Spain's Jews?'

Over 100 million people descended from forcibly converted Spanish Jews, says Reconectar organization, 1 in 4 US Latinos has Jewish ancestry.