By Alex Selsky, Jerusalem Post , 09.05.2017
By Alex Selsky / Jerusalem Post / 12/07/2016
In 1993, at the age of sixteen, I came to Israel alone through the NAALE program, which provides Jewish high school students worldwide the opportunity to study in Israel. Most of my fellow classmates and many NAALE graduates made aliya after high school with their families following at some point.
A tribute to former Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament Jo Benkow in the Knesset.
In a moving ceremony, Knesset pays tribute to Jo Benkow, Holocaust survivor who in the past served as Speaker of the Norwegian parliament.
While staunchly proud Jews and Zionists, many in the communities, especially in the US, are unable to pay for an exorbitantly-priced Jewish education for their children.
Within a generation or two, as a result of assimilation, a break with relatives living in Israel and the lack of a minimal Jewish education, Russian Jews will no longer see themselves as “Jewish.”
Over the past years, Russian-speaking Jews living in the US, Canada, Germany, and other countries have become exceedingly visible in pro-Israel events and demonstrations. This phenomenon can be noted on US university campuses, it’s evident at the yearly “March with Israel “ parade on 5th avenue in New York, as well as in the fight against anti-Israel propaganda in Vancouver, Canada. Continue reading