Brazilian Jewish Community Looks to Israel: Record Numbers of Brazilian Jews Make Aliyah

By on April 23, 2014

JN1.tv: The number of new immigrants to Israel rose to just over 3,600 in the first three months of this year, a 14% rise on the same period in 2013.

Recently published Israeli government statistics suggested the largest wave of people came from Russia, France and the US, with about third of those applying for permanent citizenship after entering on tourist visas.

Major factors behind French Jews’ decision to pack their bags are thought to include rising anti-Semitism, bleak economic conditions and the success of Jewish Agency programs in attracting young people to the Jewish state. The data though also showed a growing trend of Aliyah by smaller, less well known community of Jews.

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  1. Daniel

    April 23, 2014 at 4:04 am

    ברוכים הבאים

  2. מעיין תא

    April 23, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Welcome!!!!