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Holocaust Remembrance Day
How the Holocaust became part of Israel’s mixed Jewish identity
Today, it is rare to find Israeli Jews in their 20s and younger who don’t share ancestors from both the Ashkenazi and Sepharidic worlds. Israelis are so intermarried that the memory of the Holocaust has become part of the collective historical memory of the entire Jewish population of Israel.
20-year-old granddaughter of former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman makes aliyah
Nesya Lieberman arrived in Israel on Tuesday through the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah organization.
New book: A slam dunk for African-American hoopsters who take to Israel
More than 800 African-American players have competed in Israel. “This phenomenon was hiding in plain sight,” David A. Goldstein, author of “Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land,” told JNS. “It’s a phenomenon that’s much larger than many realize.”
When immigrating to Israel is a senior moment
For some retirees, it can come down to choosing to spend their golden years overlooking the Mediterranean instead of a golf course in Boca Raton. For others, it’s a matter of following the kids—or more to the point, the grandkids—to Israel, or the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to live in the Jewish state.