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The Fellowship Brings 10,000 Jews Back to Israel

Rabbi Eckstein welcomes 10,000th olim (Photo: Olivier Fitoussi)

The Fellowship recently brought the 10,000th immigrant to Israel since starting our own aliyah (immigration) program in 2014. Breitbart's Penny Starr reports that thanks to Christian friends around the world, we continue to help Jews make aliyah to their biblical and historic homeland:

...Cohen did not feel any discrimination because of his heritage — until he decided to embrace Judaism. Things changed when he asked for time off from work to celebrate the Sabbath and other aspects of practicing his faith proved challenging.

That changed when the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) helped Cohen move to Israel in July where, under Israeli right of return law, he was granted citizenship and is getting help for his first six months in his new homeland, including with housing and employment.

“That’s my dream,” Cohen told Breitbart News of his repatriation to Israel. “That’s what my ancestors wanted.”

In fact, like the organization that helped him come to Israel, Cohen believes his return is fulfilling biblical prophecy that says all Jews will return to the land God promised them.

“We are making history,” Cohen said. “I changed the destiny of my family.”

“It’s huge,” Cohen said, adding that he believes the mission of IFCJ — which embraces the Zionist belief of Jews returning to their ancestral home, with the help of Christians around the world — is healing the rift between the two faiths that has existed since the birth of Jesus and the founding of the Christian church...

Tags: Aliyah , IFCJ

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