Coming Home with Shirel Bitan

A new Olah from France, a talented singer-song-writer, a proud Zionist – and a mother of two: meet Shirel Bitan. This week, the feisty contestant Shirel Bitan passed another round of eliminations with By Chen Mor
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Self-Defense for French Jews

Ilana Medar, 18, a bat sherut, and Shimon Abouka, 21, of Paris, were excited to take part of a ceremony with the “Magen” travel program, a joint initiative of The Jewish Agency, the World Zionist By נתן רועי
Julio Lozano, Ester Garzon and their children.

A New Year in a New Homeland

At a Rosh Hashana party in Beersheva’s Yeelim Absorption Center for New Immigrants, 100 participants gathered, including both olim and Masa participants from the former Soviet Union studying Hebrew at By Sarah Bronson
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Jerusalem: Jordana’s Sukkot Holiday

She made Aliyah to Israel from Queens, NY. And this is her first Sukkot in Israel as a new immigrant. Yes, she always dreamed of coming here. And now, as a student at the Ulpan Hebrew program, she’s By נתן רועי

The Bitter and the Sweet

Naomi Shemer was a famous Israeli songwriter who wrote such Hebrew classics as “Al Kol Eleh” (“For the Honey, and for the bee’s sting . . . for the bitter and for the sweet”). As Kibbutz Kinneret, her By נתן רועי