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Israel's New Holiday: Aliyah Day

Rabbi Eckstein with Ukrainian olim from Freedom Flight (Photo: IFCJ)

The Fellowship and its faithful friends continue to provide Freedom Flights for Jews around the world to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel). These and other olim (immigrants) will now be honored by the Jewish state, Yediot Achronot's Amichai Atali reports, as the Knesset is set to pass a new holiday - Aliyah Day:

The Knesset is expected to unanimously approve on Monday a second and third reading of a bill which will introduce a new holiday in Israel: Aliyah Day.

The bill states that every Nissan, a month in the Jewish calendar which falls around spring time, the state of Israel will express its appreciation for for those who immigrate to Israel...

“Aliyah Day is an opportunity for the State of Israel to reach out to all Jews across the world, and to say that Israel is more than a place to consider living; Israel is their home...For us, young immigrants have a lot of strength, and Aliyah is something that we are extremely proud of. We come to Israel in order to give. We choose to be pioneers and we feel a lot of pride about this. It is a good thing that now the State of Israel will dedicate an official holiday to Aliyah..."

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