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Israeli Population Hits 8 Million on Eve of Rosh Hashanah

By Jspace Staff on 9/3/2013 at 12:20 PM

Category: Israel

Israeli Population Hits 8 Million on Eve of Rosh Hashanah

As Jews the world over prepare to ring in the new year, Israel’s population has officially reached the 8 million mark. The figure was announced today by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, just days before Rosh Hashanah heralds in the Hebrew year of 5774. The CBS said Israel’s population increased by 1.8 percent in the last year, raising the population to 8.081 million, which is 148,000 more citizens than resided in the Jewish state just before Rosh Hashanah last year. Just over 6 million …More

Last Round of Ethiopian Jews Finally Lands in Israel

By Jspace Staff on 8/28/2013 at 2:44 PM

Category: Israel

Last Round of Ethiopian Jews Finally Lands in Israel

The final group of Ethiopian Jews making aliyah to Israel landed at Ben Gurion Airport today, ending a decades-long campaign to bring the Falash Mura home. Two final flights carrying 450 of the new olim touched down in Israel this afternoon, the remaining Ethiopian Jews that were part of Operation Dove’s Wings, which has brought 7,500 individuals into the Jewish state over the last three years. “The Jewish community of Ethiopia is one of the oldest in the world, with roots reaching back to the times …More

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Israel, World Marks VE Day 68th Anniversary

By Jspace Staff on 5/10/2013 at 1:20 PM

Categories: History, Israel, Europe

Israel, World Marks VE Day 68th Anniversary

Israeli leaders and groups around the world marked the 68th anniversary of VE Day yesterday, a commemoration of Nazi Germany’s surrender. Each year, the anniversary is marked in the Jewish state by parades and celebrations, where Jewish vets come out to remember the victory. “I call on you, young people standing here today: Look toward these fighters, look into their eyes and know that they are role models,” Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said yesterday at one such rally. Hundreds marched in the …More

Limmud Conferences to Launch in Moscow

From JTA on 4/20/2012 at 11:52 AM

Categories: Organization, World

Limmud Conferences to Launch in Moscow

The first of six Limmud conferences for Russian-speaking Jews will open in Moscow. Limmud FSU Moscow will begin Thursday and run through April 22. Some 1,000 participants are registered for the conference, which is designed to bring young Russian-speaking Jews closer to Jewish history and culture. The conference will focus on Russia as a society undergoing change both in general and for its Jewish citizens. Session presenters will include Sofa Landver, Israel’s minister of immigrant absorption; Alex …More