Fundamentally Freund

Ladino and all that it embodies are part and parcel of our people’s long and winding journey on the historical stage. By any rational yardstick, the legacy of medieval Spanish Jewry should long ago have met its demise. The community, Europe’s largest and most influential at...

Aliyah has always been the lifeblood of the nation, so it is essential that steps be taken to significantly boost the rate of immigration, as this will ensure that the country continues to prosper. At first glance, the statistics published last week by the Jewish Agency...

Indeed, if one looks back over the past 70 years, it becomes readily apparent that some of our nation’s most stirring moments have been those that involved the rescue of Diaspora Jewish communities. In the annals of modern Jewish history, few stories are as epic or...

The group which made aliya last week was the first to arrive in over a year and a half, and the first from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram to move to Israel in more than three years. Last week, less than a month shy of...

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund was interviewed on Israel's IBA News in English following his historic meeting last month with Pope Francis in Poland. You can listen to the audio here. [audio mp3="http://shavei.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Interview-with-IBA-English-News-meeting-with-Pope.mp3"][/audio] And read Michael's account of his meeting with the pope from The Jerusalem Post...

This week marks the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Jewish figures of the past five centuries, a man whose scholarship and public service were so breathtaking in scope that despite the passage of many generations, he continues to stand out in...

Shavei Israel has expanded its popular Na’aseh Venishma series of booklets on Jewish tradition and law to Chinese. Our first ever booklet for the Jewish community in Kaifeng, China, is now in print – and it arrived just in time for the High Holy Days....

In a world that is increasingly hostile to all we hold dear, it would be comforting to know that we have a large cadre of amigos whose friendship we can count on in our hour of need. Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund discusses the possible...